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Trek at the Doors of Hell (6 days)
A 6-day exploration along the best known of Iceland's volcano's, through the mysterious remote terrain of its southeastern flanc.
- Reykjavík > Fljotshlið
- To Tindfjöll ridge
- Markarfljot canyon
- Mt Krakatindur
- To Landmannahellir
- To Landmannalaugar > Reykjavik
If the date that interests you is closed (fully booked or impassable trail) you can take part in another trek of the same duration, same spirit and at the same level in the same area but taking a different route. (See other 6 day-trekkings)
This concentrated itinerary is part of our collection of trips that speak to the purist hiker with a spirit of adventure.
This year, we are offering several departures for a maximum number of 12 participants. The volcano Mount Hekla has always fascinated man and the magic that revolves around its reputation, which goes well beyond Icelands' shores. Considered during the Middle Ages as an access to hell, Ancient Rome, in it's day, advised fishermen to see for themselves what lay beyond if they ventured as far. The volcano's eruptions often ruined the countryside and was the source of worry for the islands' people, who feared and revered the volcano at the same time. But what was feared the most was that an eruption from one of the faces of the volcano would ruin its perfect shape.
This beautiful strato-volcano (a volcanic edifice built over centuries through a series of volcanic eruptions) is still active and closely monitored by the volcanologists' seismographs. We hike along the volcano from a reasonably safe distance in order to maintain safety and we stay informed of the relative volcanic activity.
With the exception of a lightweight day pack, all equipment and luggage is transported by a 4x4 support vehicle, which will make numerous detours in order to meet us at our evening destination. The guide is linked by radio to our base station in Reykjavik and to 4x4 vehicle assistance if required.
If you have more than a week to spend in Iceland, then it is possible to link this trek, before or after it, with a 6-day overland discovery on the South Cost making alltogether (with a resting day in between) a fabulous journey of 13 days. Overland and trekking
- Early bird
Lenght : 6 days
Group : 6-12 pers.
Grade : moderate
Accommodation : hut to hut
Date: July to Sept
Reference price : 224.000 IKRFor price in EUR / USD see Booking tab
Check out detalied conditions in the Itinerary
You will find in this booklet all the travel information, the route day by day, detailed and technical information about the price basic dates, surcharges and discounts, equipment list…
Price in USD are indicative only. Booking process is in Euro
(updated on 2014-02-28)
On most of our tours and trekkings, a special 10% early booking discount will apply if you book your trip more than 150 days (5 months) prior to trip departure and 5% if you book more than 120 days (4 month) prior to trip departure.
This discount doesn’t apply for:
- Private groups
- A la carte trips
- Reykjavik accommodation
- Airport transfers
- Small group surcharge
- Individual extensions
- Children (already discounted)
(Early booking discount is shared equaly between Fjallabak and his professional partners)