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1.) Iceland Contrasts

Our classic trip visits some of the most wildly contrasting and beautiful parts of Iceland including fjords, mountains, canyons, waterfalls, lava deserts, crater lakes and geothermal areas. Birds and wild flowers are prolific during our walks and in July the sun never sets.

The fjord mountains of East Iceland rise dramatically from the sea to over 1000m. The valleys are green and lush, but snow streaks the hills even in mid summer. As we trek from fjord to fjord along the shoreline and over high passes which may still be covered by winter snowfields, our baggage is transported by small boat and jeep.

A bus journey takes us far into the interior, a primeval, volcanic landscape of lava desert and lush oases. We hike to the warm crater lake at Askja (and swim?) then head for the largest canyon in Iceland & the immense waterfall Dettifoss. Finally we reach Myvatn, a natural geothermal wonderland: lava, steaming fissures, ash cones and sulphurous boiling mud, with always a chance that the next big eruption takes place while you are there!

 

What our clients say…

"This trek was very well organised, amazing scenery and experiences and an excellent leader”
Mark Bryant, Iceland Contrasts

“Andy was excellent-very knowledgable, infectious enthusiasum, perfectly planned itinerary done at the perfect pace. The food was terrific-great-the best ever on a trek.”
Sarah Korda, Iceland Contrasts

 

Walking in east Iceland. Photo Andy Dennis
Highland hut
Waterfall near Dettifoss. Photo Andy Dennis
Descending towards Askja. Photo Andy Dennis
Jokulsa Canyon. Photo Andy Dennis
Iceland Contrasts group in the highlands. Photo Andy Dennis

 

 

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