Those trips are specially designed for those who are planning an outdoor holiday in Iceland, but are hesitating between taking part in a proper trek or discovering a larger part of this great, diverse island on the road.
The first part of the trip is a 6-day overland journey with lots of wonderful, shorter walks. We are not only driving and some days we don’t drive at all: we like to walk and look around! With us you will not only visit the most renowned and inevitable “tourist” spots, but you will also discover the most secret parts of the highlands and the strangest but magnificent remote peninsulas of the coast. Hiking frequently, we will experience the stunning diversity of this “huge small land”. Stopping time to time by small settlements, you will also have a chance to meet the original Icelandic culture, the result of a long fight between this courageous people and nature’s harsh forces.
The second part is a 6-day assisted trek, crossing some of the most spectacular landscapes of the interior. Importantly though, it is supported by a 4x4 truck that carries all personal belongings, heavy equipment and supplies.Our Overland journeys are specially designed for Nature lovers who are not deterred by some exertion, ideal for those wanting to experience Iceland’s stunning, unspoiled scenery at first hand, but at an easier pace compared to our more demanding treks.
In the midst of this 13 days journey, we have a resting day (day 7) in the country side or in the mountains, in order to allow everyone to breathe and to isolate themselves a little, to rest in a comfortable and / or pleasant place and to do your personal occupations: laundry, reading, notes, photographs. Our staff, guides and drivers, which have a nonstop rhythm from June to September also need this relaxing day to renew their energy. Part of this time is also used for equipment maintainance, repairs, providing fuel and fresh food. If the nights framing this free resting day are spent in a village, meals are not included and at your charge. (1 lunch and 2 dinners). If the resting day takes place in a hut, the meals are included.
The general rhythm of the journey, the relatively small size of the group, and the everlasting days, will give you that special feeling and allow each person to relax and enjoy this unique experience.
The participants can be from different nationalities: Americans, Canadians, Australians or New Zealanders. Some time other languages than English are spoken by Europeans as French, Scandinavian, Rusian or even Japanese, but don’t worry your Icelandic guide, often polyglot, will be leading the trip in English.