Trek Iceland 2020

A Huma Charity Challenge

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Trek Dates
24 - 29 Aug 2020

Registration
$200

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Trek Cost
$2,850

 

Fundraising
$2,000

Country
Australia

Trek the heart of southern Iceland's geothermal region from Laugavegur to Skógar and help raise much needed funds for Cancer Research.

Challenge Highlights

  • Join a Can Too ambassador, on a glacier challenge
  • Challenge yourself with Iceland’s best known trail all the way to Skógar
  • Crossing the third largest geothermal zone in the world
  • Experiencing the dramatic landscape and natural beauty of this classic trail
  • Trek to Skógafoss waterfall and through the magical landscapes of Goðalönd
  • Staying in rustic mountain huts

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Overview

Challenge yourself and join the Laugavegur Trail. Beginning in the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar in the southern highlands the route heads south past small gorges to the Þórsmörk valley. Arriving at the foot of Eyjafjallajökull volcano which last errupted in 2010 and whose crater is completely covered by an icecap, marks one of the many highlights of the trip.

The trail then crosses the third biggest geothermal zone in the world where steaming hot springs are dotted through the landscape, over the yellow Rhyolite mountains, through black deserts, past great canyons and into the green valley of Thórsmörk.

The guided walk takes you through the magical landscapes of Goðalönd – the abode of the Gods where a multitude of flowers and grasses cover the cliffs and glaciers, volcanoes and lava streams occupy the view. Reaching the famous Skógafoss waterfall, with the coast so close you can almost taste the salt, is a fitting conclusion to this outstanding hike.

Throughout this guided trip you will stay in mountain huts, with your luggage transferred on all but the last day where you will be required to carry a light pack (food and blankets are stored in the overnight hut).

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Challenge Grade

The trip involves daily walks of up to seven hours per day. There are some hills but most are moderate, and a few steep sections which require care - but on average the trail is a descent. The accent is at a steady pace with time to stop and take photos. You will need a good level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure.

Weather conditions may be harsh at times and you will need to be comfortable walking in such conditions. We suggest up to one hour of strenuous exercise 3-4 times a week. The total walking distance is 78km (48 miles), at altitudes between 150-1100m (490-3600 feet). The maximum ascent is 1000m (3280 feet).

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