Trekking Eastern Iceland

Trekking Eastern Iceland

944 Views
6 Days From

$2149

$1672

Trekking Eastern Iceland

6 Days Starting and ending in Egilsstaðir

Visiting: Egilsstaðir, Bakkagerði, Stórurð, Mývatn, Borgarfjörður

Tour operator:

G Adventures

Tour code:

25608

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 16

Physical rating:

4 - Demanding

Age range:

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

Beach Tours, Photography

Activities:

Sightseeing, Trekking

From:
$2149
$1672 Operator discount: -$430 Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$47 -22%

NB: Prices correct on 18-May-2024 but subject to change.

See local operators tour description
- Sign In

This tour is no longer available, please see similar tours below or send an enquiry

Tour Overview

Dotted with humbling fjords, breathtaking waterfalls, and no-filter-needed fishing villages, Eastern Iceland is an adventure unto itself. Experience this otherworldly region in its truest form on this six-day trek that’s guided by one of our expert CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) from start to finish.

Highlights

  • Live like a local in a small fishing community

  • Hear tales of the magic village elves

  • Stare in awe at the Eastfjords

  • Feel the serenity of Myvatn Lake

  • Witness the beauty of the Deitfoss waterfall

  • Feast on nightly farm-to-table dinners

Itinerary

Expand All

Day 1 : Egilsstaðir/Borgarfjörður

Location: Egilsstaðir, Bakkagerði

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Arrive at the Egilsstaðir airport in the morning and transfer to our local guest house, home for the next 5 nights. Visit the fishing village of Borgarfjörður eystri which offers a glimpse into daily life and enjoy lunch at a local fish soup restaurant. After, take a hike through Borgarfjörður valley following sheep trails up to Dimmidalur (the Dark Valley) and keep an eye out for the "hidden people" as we pass through legendary elf communities. This evening, settle in for a farm-to-table dinner prepared by our host.

This centre–based trip offers a chance to connect with our local hosts in a family-run guest house. In their words, this is your home away from home and their warmth and hospitality will make it hard to leave. Here we enjoy our included breakfasts and dinners which offer a true immersion into local cuisine. Our hosts focus on fresh, local ingredients and support their neighbours; small-scale farmers and fishermen, much to the delight of our palate.

While difficult to see, the "hidden people" make Borgarfjörður eystri their home and the area is thought (according to folklore) to hold a large population of elves. The elves make their home in the many interesting rock formations and they have no concern with hikers walking by, so long as you respect their homes and nature. On occasion, they are known to help humans, in particular those being bullied, so be kind to each other.

Additional Information: This trip starts at the Egilsstadir airport - domestic flights from Reykjavik and accommodation in Reykjavik are NOT included. Please speak to your GCO or agent to assist in booking these arrangements.

TRANSPORT:

ACTIVITY: Take a walk in the Icelandic fishing village of Borgarfjörður eystri which offers a glimpse into daily life. Home to a small fishery, the area is renowned for its hospitality and friendly people. Here we visit Old turf house, the concert hall, the local fish factory and more. After, sit down for a lunch of fish soup at a local restaurant.

ACTIVITY: Hike through Borgarfjörður valley following sheep trails up to Dimmidalur (the Dark Valley) at the base of the Door Mountains. Enjoy stunning rugged landscapes and keep an eye out for the "hidden people" as we pass through reported elf communities. This entire region boasts the largest population of elves according to local folklore and we pass by their homes (the rocks) and learn more about their stories.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Day 2 : Borgarfjörður

Location: Bakkagerði, Stórurð, Bakkagerði

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a full day of trekking. Drive to Vatnskarð pass and hike across Geldingafjall mountain for exceptional views over Njarðvík, Fljótsdalshérað valley, Héraðsflói bay and beyond. Continue down into Stórurð, with its enormous rocks crossed by a small river hiding turquoise-coloured basins of icy water. Hike back and return to the guest house for a hearty dinner.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a strenuous trek up and over gravel, scree and boulders. Start from Vatnskarð pass (431 m) hiking up and crossing Geldingafjall mountain (640 m), before heading inland. The effort is worth the stunning views that await us over Njarðvík, Fljótsdalshérað valley, the black sand beach of Héraðsflói bay and if its clear, over to Vatnajökull glacier and Mt. Snæfell in the eastern highlands. Continue the trek down into Stórurð, and it's enormous rocks and small river. Search out between the boulders the turquoise-coloured pools of icy cold water. After enjoying this hidden gem we can opt either for the hike along the Dyrfjöll (Door Mountains) or the easier way down into the valley below Rjúpnafell peak.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 3 : Borgarfjörður

Location: Bakkagerði, Mývatn, Bakkagerði

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy an excursion to the stunning sites around Mývatn lake. Stop en route to visit Dettifoss waterfall, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Europe. Then, hike in the smoking lava fields of Leirhnjúkur, often compared to a martian landscape. From here, drive to Hverir, a geothermal wonder of bubbling mud and smoking steam. Continue to Mývatn Lake and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Take some free time here and opt to visit the geothermal nature bath. Return to the east Fjords for dinner at our guesthouse.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Stop at the Detiifoss Waterfall in northeast Iceland, rumored to be the most powerful in Europe, with an average water flow of 193 m3/s. Take in the view of 45m high and 100m wide falls and take some photos to show off back home.

ACTIVITY: Last active in 1984, hike along the smoking Leirhnjúkur lava fields which lie within the Krafla caldera. The landscape is striking and many compare it to a Martian–scape.

ACTIVITY: Visit the fascinating Hverir geothermal area with steam vents (yes thats sulphur you smell), bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs.

ACTIVITY: Explore the beautiful scenery around Lake Mývatn. Formed during a volcanic eruption 2,300 yrs ago, the geothermal area is a haven for a massive number of birds. The nutrient rich water also attracts over ten species of migrating ducks to the area. Atlantic salmon and brown trout thrive in the river, feeding on the healthy midge fly population that swarm over the waters in the summer.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day 4 : Borgarfjörður

Location: Bakkagerði

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy another day of hiking and exploration. Drive to Afrétt and begin the hike across the moors through Urðarhólavatn, Gæsavötn and Víknaheiði. Continue to Breiðavík inlet with its golden sand beaches and high cliffs where we break for a lunch stop. After, hike to Gagnheiði ridge which offers a stunning panoramic view of the mountains. Walk back to the guesthouse.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Starting in Afrétt. begin the hike across the moors through Urðarhólavatn, Gæsavötn and Víknaheiði and marvel at the pretty range of pastel colours of the rhyolite mountains. Continue to beautiful Breiðavík inlet with its golden sand beaches and high cliffs, perfect for bird watching and a lunch stop. After, hike to 479 m at Gagnheiði ridge which offers a stunning panoramic view of the mountains.

Day 5 : Borgarfjörður

Location: Borgarfjörður

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start at Borgarfjörður harbour to view the puffins and sea birds nesting there, when in season. From here, hike up from the coast across green mountain screes to Brúnavík pass then down to Brúnavík inlet. Walk across the black sand beach and take a break in this serene spot. Continue the hike over Hofstrandarskarð pass, and alongside the colourful Helgárgil canyon. Enjoy our last home-cooked dinner at the guesthouse.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Visit Borgarfjörður harbour, considered one of the best places in Iceland to view Atlantic puffins. Follow the boardwalks from Hafnarholmi Marina (known as Puffin Marina) to view the massive colony who nest here.

ACTIVITY: Hike up from the coast across green mountain screes to Brúnavík pass at 360 m then down to Brúnavík inlet. Walk across the black sand beach and take a break in this serene spot. Continue the hike over Hofstrandarskarð pass at 321 m, and alongside the colourful Helgárgil canyon.

Day 6 : Borgarfjörður/Egilsstaðir

Location: Borgarfjörður, Egilsstaðir

Meals Included: Breakfast

Drive to historic Seyðisfjörður fishing Village for a walk around what is considered once of the most picturesque towns in Iceland. After, drive to one last waterfall before transfer to the airport where the tour ends.

Additional Information: This trip ends at the Egilsstadir airport - domestic flights to Reykjavik and accommodation in Reykjavik are NOT included. Please speak to your GCO or agent to assist in booking these arrangements.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Visit historic Seyðisfjörður fishing Village nestled under Mt. Strandartindur and Mt. Bjolfur and along the deep fjord. Known for its preservation of old 19th century buildings and stunning location, it is considered one of the most picturesque towns in Iceland.

TRANSPORT:

What's Included

  • Borgarfjorður eystri Village Walk and Valley Hike

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

  • Leirhnjúkur Lava Fields Hike

  • Dettifoss Waterfall Visit

  • Stórurð Hike

  • Borgarfjorður Harbour Visit

  • Visit Hverir and Myvatn Geothermal sites

  • Moors and Breiðavík area Hike

  • Seyðisfjorður Village Walk

  • Brúnavík area Hike

show more

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Accommodation

Local guesthouse (5 nts)

Transport

Private minivan/bus, hiking, walking

Meals Included

5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Check out our Q&As

  • About our Transportation

    Private van/mini-buses are used on this trip.

  • Money Exchange

    The currency in Iceland in the Icelandic Krona (ISK). It is recommended to bring a combination of cash, credit and debit cards.

  • Joining Hotel

    For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

  • Packing List

    Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) ELBI: • Antibacterial wipes/gel • Batteries • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • First Aid Kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (This item is optional and is only useful through the months of August - March) • Fleece top/sweater • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes • Hiking pants (Convertible/Zip-off and quick dry recommended) • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Nicer outfit for an evening out • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Pocketknife • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Small travel towel • Socks • Sunblock • Sunglasses • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Warm gloves • Warm hat • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Waterproof pants • Windproof rain jacket Health & Safety: • Face masks (required) • Hand sanitizer (required) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Rubber gloves

  • Spending Money

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

  • Highlights

    Live like a local in a small fishing community, Hear tales of the magic village elves, Stare in awe at the Eastfjords, Feel the serenity of Myvatn Lake, Witness the beauty of the Deitfoss waterfall, Feast on nightly farm-to-table dinners

  • Max Pax

  • Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

  • Planeterra Foundation - the non-profit partner of G Adventures

    Planeterra International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra connects underserved local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting small community-owned businesses. These businesses support Indigenous people, empower women, grant youth access to employment opportunities, and protect the environment. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating their projects into G Adventures’ itineraries globally. G Adventures is Planeterra’s largest corporate donor, covering all operating costs, so 100% of your donation will bring opportunity to people in need. G Adventures Dollar-a-day Program - Make Every Day Count - Turn your travel into impact with Planeterra Foundation. Did you know? Most communities around the world do not benefit from tourism. Give back to the places you visit on your travels by creating opportunities for local people to earn an income, and protect the environment. Make every day count by donating $1/day for the length of your trip, and join us in empowering the communities you will visit when you travel. 100% of your donation goes directly to Planeterra projects.

  • A Couple of Rules

    Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of people in the sex trade is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD200,000 is required. G Adventures can provide you with the appropriate coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

  • Emergency Contact

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER G Adventures Berlin office: +4915203076785 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, from calls within North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from within UK: 0344 272 0000 Calls from within Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from within Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from within New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

  • Local Dress

    Weather can change dramatically, even in the summer months. It is best to layer clothing to ensure you are prepared for any extremes.

  • Group Size Notes

    Max 16, avg 12.

  • Group Leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

  • Meals Included

    5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

  • Tipping

    Tipping in Iceland is not customary. In many cases, a service charge is added to the bill which means that it is not necessary to add a tip. If you wish to express your satisfaction with the service in a bar or restaurant, then a gratuity of 10% or to round up the amount of the bill is perfectly acceptable. Tipping during the tour program is similarly not expected, but it can be a way to express satisfaction with the persons who have assisted on your tour. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from the equivalent of $3-5 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. At the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline €30-40 per person, per week can be used.

  • Arrival Complications

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

  • Important Notes

    1. This is an active trip with hiking everyday. You must be fit to participate in the included activities. 2. The landscape of Iceland is unique and unlike most things you've seen. So is the weather. It is unpredictable and changeable, so be prepared to experience a variety of conditions during your time in Iceland. It's not uncommon to experience rain, sun wind and snow all in the same visit, so please pack accordingly. An Icelandic summer is also not what most people consider as summer temperature and in the highlands it can get quite cold. 3. This trip starts/ends at the Egilsstadir airport - domestic flights from/to Reykjavik and accommodation in Reykjavik pre or post tour are NOT included. Please speak to your GCO or agent to assist in booking these arrangements.

  • Itinerary Notes

    Please note that the weather near the Arctic Circle can be variable. Occasionally this will mean that we need to amend our itinerary to keep you safe. We will always endeavour to deliver a tour as close to the itinerary described as possible and ensure you see as much as possible, despite any bad weather.

  • Safety and Security

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. Read more about travel safety for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.

  • Feedback

    After your travels, we want to hear from you! Your feedback information is so important to us that we'll give you 5% off the price of your next G Adventures trip if your feedback is completed on-line within 30 days of finishing your trip. Your tour evaluation will be e-mailed to you 24 hours after the conclusion of your trip. If you do not receive the tour evaluation link in the days after your tour has finished, please drop us a line at customerservice@gadventures.com and we will send it on to you.

  • What to Take

    We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels (max 15-20 mins.) Dressing in layers is recommended as weather can change dramatically, without notice.

  • Visas and Entry Requirements

    Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. All visitors to the EU (European Union) and EEC (European Economic Community) countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand passport holders do not need a visa to visit the Schengen area (see below), however they may not stay longer than three months in any 6-month period. For other nationalities, travelling in Europe has been simplified with the introduction of the Schengen visa. As a visitor to the Schengen area (Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland) you will enjoy the many advantages of this unified visa system. Generally speaking with a Schengen visa, you may enter one Schengen country and travel freely throughout the Schengen region during the validity of your visa. There are limited border controls at Schengen borders, if any at all. Please note that the UK and Ireland are NOT part of the Schengen agreement. A Schengen visa is applied for at the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country in which you will be spending the most nights on your trip to the Schengen space. If you are only visiting one country on your trip then you apply for your visa at the Consulate of this Schengen country.

  • Joining Instructions

    In order to arrive in time for your included airport pickup on day 1, please take the first morning flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstaðir Airport (EGS). This is generally scheduled for an 8:25am departure, arriving in Egilsstaðir by 9:25am. Please note the flight departs from Reykjavik (domestic) Airport (RKV), not Keflavik (international) Airport (KEF). Your CEO will meet you at Egilsstaðir airport.

  • Itinerary Disclaimer

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

  • My Own Room

    Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops. Please be aware that single room accommodations in European hotels are often smaller, and may not be to the same service level as double-occupancy rooms.

  • Newsletter

    Our adventure travel e-newsletter is full of travel news, trip information, interesting stories and contests. To avoid missing out on special offers and updates from G Adventures, subscribe at www.gadventures.com/newsletters/ Stay current on how our company invests in our global community through our foundation – Planeterra. Sign up for Planeterra's monthly news to learn more about how to give back and support the people and places we love to visit.

  • Optional Activities

    No optional activities

  • Solo Travellers

    We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

  • What's Included

    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Borgarfjörður eystri Village Walk and Valley Hike. Stórurð Hike. Dettifoss Waterfall Visit. Leirhnjúkur Lava Fields Hike. Visit Hverir and Myvatn Geothermal sites. Moors and Breiðavík area Hike. Borgarfjörður Harbour Visit. Brúnavík area Hike. Seyðisfjörður Village Walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

  • Transport

    Private minivan/bus, hiking, walking

  • International Flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Minimum Age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Emergency Fund

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

  • Accommodation

    Local guesthouse (5 nts)

  • Health

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings in this dossier for trip specific information. For travellers over 70 years a completed Medical Form is required. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.

  • Group Leader Description

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, known as a CEO (Chief Experience Officer). The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

  • About Accommodation

    In Iceland we use small hotels, guest houses and inns. They are comfortable and clean but do not have many amenities. On occasion in remote areas or in order to stay somewhere unique and character-filled, we will have multi-share accommodations and/or shared facilities.

  • Finishing Point Instructions

    When booking departure flights from Egilsstaðir to Reykjavik, select the mid-afternoon flight (15:40pm - 16:40pm) to take advantage of the included group transfer to Egilsstaðir airport.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    G Adventures was established in 1990

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Most of our trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if travelling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another G Adventures traveller of the same sex. Some tours have an optional single supplement. An optional service that may be available is called "My Own Room". This service allows solo travellers to request their own room.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary, please consult us before you book.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.gadventures.com/travel-with-confidence/

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/core-values/

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Elie  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

16-Jun-2021

Jack  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

21-Jun-2021

The hospitality and local knowledge of our hosts

This was a beautiful and really well-curated trip.
William  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

11-Sep-2021

It was a great experience. Well organized and the local guide was excellent.

Just perfect!
Bethany  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

01-Oct-2021

I actually have recommended G Adventures to several people. The best part for me is it's easy and affordable to travel solo.

This was a great trip in Iceland. I love that we were able to experience different hikes with the convenience of not moving lodging. The hikes were great and not something I feel like I would have come across doing a trip on my own.
Iram  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

08-Aug-2021

Had amazing trips myself with gadventures. So thats the reason for recommending it

East Iceland hiking trip was truly a magical trip. Surrounded by beautiful landscape that was like a dream come true.
Diane  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

08-Oct-2021

Wonderful trip- well organized- great hiki g guide!

Perfect trip!
Babak  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

19-Jun-2021

Great experience with local knowledgable guides.

Connected, active, caring.
Ricardo  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

14-Jun-2021

We had a truly wonderful experience with Artngriemer and Greta in Borgarfjordur eystri.

Our experience trekking in Eastern Iceland was exactly the kind of restoring and renovating journey we needed after a turbulent year. We were in touch with nature and were surprised to discover such a wonderful country and people thanks to our guide.
Norma  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

19-Oct-2021

well organized, pleasant workers

I enjoyed the trip overall. The accommodation was good, although the take away lunch was the breakfast choices.Very beautiful location.
Murilo  

Trekking Eastern Iceland

21-Oct-2021

Another great trip with G adventures. The guide was great, locations picked really well and the group was very nice too!

Read all 22 reviews

1 Dates & Availability

tourhub Discount Available - Sign In

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

May 26, 2024 - May 31, 2024
$2149 $1672

Operator discount: -$430

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$47

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jun 02, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
$1719 $1672

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$47

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jun 16, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
$1719 $1672

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$47

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jun 30, 2024 - Jul 05, 2024
$1719 $1672

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$47

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jul 14, 2024 - Jul 19, 2024
$1799 $1750

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$49

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Aug 11, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024
$1912 $1859

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$53

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Aug 25, 2024 - Aug 30, 2024
$1912 $1859

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$53

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Sep 01, 2024 - Sep 06, 2024
$1934 $1881

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$53

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Sep 08, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
$1934 $1881

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$53

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

May 18, 2025 - May 23, 2025
$2249 $2187

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$62

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

May 25, 2025 - May 30, 2025
$2249 $2187

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$62

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jun 01, 2025 - Jun 06, 2025
$2249 $2187

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$62

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jun 15, 2025 - Jun 20, 2025
$2249 $2187

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$62

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jun 22, 2025 - Jun 27, 2025
$2249 $2187

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$62

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jun 29, 2025 - Jul 04, 2025
$2249 $2187

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$62

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jul 06, 2025 - Jul 11, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jul 13, 2025 - Jul 18, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jul 20, 2025 - Jul 25, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Jul 27, 2025 - Aug 01, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Aug 03, 2025 - Aug 08, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Aug 10, 2025 - Aug 15, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Aug 24, 2025 - Aug 29, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Aug 31, 2025 - Sep 05, 2025
$2349 $2284

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$65

Instant Booking Available

Sunday - Friday

Sep 07, 2025 - Sep 12, 2025
$2249 $2187

Exclusive Tourhub Discount: -$62

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    G Adventures allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of g adventures charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • Travel With Confidence Policy

    Our Travel with Confidence policy was created to highlight the measures G Adventures has taken in
    response to the increased focus on health and safety, mask-wearing, hygiene and physical distancing
    coming out of the pandemic. This policy complements our Book with Confidence policy - which
    provides additional flexibility and freedom for your travellers during the booking phase - and will, we
    believe, provide additional reassurance to those considering travel to travel with us. The safety of
    your travellers has always been our top priority, which is why new physical distancing and cleaning
    measures have been put in place on all of our tours. Our Travel with Confidence policy features
    health and safety procedures from the moment your travellers arrive on tour to the moment they
    leave, without taking away from having the time of their lives. While on tour, it is a requirement that
    your travellers follow the directions of their CEO at all times to help keep their fellow group-mates
    safe, as well as local residents. The policy will evolve as time goes on and as we continue to monitor
    local public health recommendations, but what won’t change is our commitment to keeping your
    travellers safe as they explore our big, beautiful world.

Why book with tourhub?

Safe & Secure

Your money is protected in an external trust until you travel.

pts logo

100% Guaranteed Refunds if your trip is cancelled.


The safest way to make overseas, multi-currency payments.

Guaranteed Best Value

Industry leading discounts, we won't be beaten on price.


No cancellation or amendment fees from tourhub.

(Operator terms may apply)

Expert Knowledge

Reliable & unbiased advice from travel experts.


Direct contact with the tour operator via our messaging service.


Inspiration & advice from a community of 6000+ real travellers, influencers & content creators.

Trusted Service

Official partners & licensed agents of 1000+ tour operators worldwide.


Don't just take our word for it...

"Tourhub: Friendliness, Professionalism & Integrity I would happily give tourhub a 6* review if I could..."

Similar Tours

Travel Guru Features

Our Reviews