Join Keith and a host of intrepid and philanthropic explorers taking part in a 4 day Icelandic Challenge between Friday 14th October and Monday 17th October 2016. Together, you will experience Iceland’s incredible and impressive scenery over four fantastic days whilst completing an amazing personal challenge.
People often describe flying in to Reykjavik as akin to landing on the moon. With it’s barren volcanic landscape, Iceland is truly a land of extremes; hot springs, giant glaciers and roaring volcanoes. The W2 Foundation 4 day challenge will take the team along the South coast of Iceland where you will scale a wall of ice on the Sólheimajökull outlet glacier, hike and summit Vörðuskeggi volcano and for those feeling adventurous you can take a dip a natural sulpha pool. It’s not all hardship though, as you’ll also enjoy comfortable accommodation and the local Icelandic cuisine along the way.
Day 1 – Arrival in Iceland
On arrival at Keflavík International airport you will be greeted by your guide(s) that will take you along the south coast to the Sólheimajökull outlet glacier. The outlet glacier is located between the ice caps Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull and here fully qualified guides will take you ice climbing. After some great fun scaling the walls of ice you head to a comfortable country hotel where you spend the night.Possibilities of Northern Lights viewing in the night.
Day 2 – Hengill Volcano Hike
The Day starts by heading to the Hengill volcano, located to the south of Lake Þingvallavatn. The drive takes you through the southern farmlands and to the northern tip of the volcano
where you will start the hike to the summit of the volcano, Vörðuskeggi. After a short walk up the valley you will start the ascent up the slopes to the summit. From the summit you have amazing views north over Lake þingvallavatn and all the way to the Langjökull ice cap. Walking time: 4 – 6 hrs
Day 3 -Reykjadalur Hot Spring Valley
The day starts with a visit to the eastern foothills of the Hengill volcano and the magical hot spring area of Reykjadalur valley. You will see the geothermal town Hveragerði, that owes its existence to the geothermal forces and was the first greenhouse town in Iceland. The days hike begins at the foot of Reykjadalur valley exploring the different mud pools and solfataras along the way. At the top of the valley there is a natural pool where the more adventurous might want to dip in. The return to Reykjavík is through the Svínahraun lava field. Walking time: ~4hrs
Day 4 -The Blue Lagoon
You can enjoy a leisurely morning until your guide(s) come by to pick you up for the transfer to the airport. Enroute we stop at the Blue Lagoon to soak in the healing waters of this magical and modern spa. The tour ends with your guide(s) dropping you off at the airport in time for your check in.
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