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Iceland Hiking Trip

Women Only Hiking Trip August 2013

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Iceland Hiking Trip

  1. 1. Women Hike and Travel In Iceland Hiking at the End of the World August 10-18, 2013 DATE DESCRIPTIONDay 1 Saturday, Aug 10 Depart US for Reykjavik.Day 2 Sunday, Aug 11 Arrive in Reykjavik transfer to domestic airport and fly to Egilsstaðir. Overnight in Egilsstaðir. Meals Included: DinnerDay 3 Monday, Aug 12 Shortly before starting the climb over the pass to Bor- garfjörður we get off the bus and start the day´s hike. The path leads to Stórurð, a little oasis hidden below the magnificent Dyrfjöll mountain range. There in amazing scenery will be the setting for our lunch. We then continue our hike and make our way up along the northern side of the mountains, below stunning cliffs, before heading down towards the little village of Borgarfjörður. After dinner it is ideal to wander around this little village. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Distance: 18km (11mi) Walking time: 6-8 hours Ascent/Descent:600m (1970)/800m (2625)
  2. 2. Day 4 Tuesday, Aug 13 Today the path leads us over a pass and down into the inlet of Brúnavík. Here we can enjoy the waves of the North Atlantic for a while before heading up into the val- ley and over the magnificent pass of Súluskarð where the colors of the adjacent hills and mountaintops provide a colorful feast for the eyes. From Súluskarð we head down into Kjólsvík inlet and from there over the low pass of Kjólsvíkurvarp down into Breiðavík inlet, the biggest one of these deserted inlets. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Distance: 14km (9mi) Walking time: 7-9 hours Ascent/Descent:400m (1315)/400m (1315)Day 5 Wednesday, Aug 14 We leave the colorful valley of Breiðavík and hike over the mountains, our destination the inlet of Húsavík. If weather permits we will climb the mountain Hvítserkur, one of the most amazing and colorful mountains of Ice- land before descending into the narrow valley leading to the hut at Húsavík. A delightful evening walk down to the beach, to visit the quaint little church that was in full ser- vice until the early seventies is possible after dinner. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Distance: 13km (8mi) Walking time: 5-7 hours Ascent/Descent:550m (1800)/500m (1640)Day 6 Thursday, Aug 15 Today we continue to the valley of Loðmundarfjörður fiord. This impressive valley was home to close to a hun- dred people at the turn of the 20th century due to rich farmlands and accessible fishing grounds. The surround- ing mountains add certain magnificence to the scene and the hike leads us through the massive Loðmundarskriður, formed thousands of years ago when the adjacent moun- tain literally burst forth. The hut where we spend the night is at the bottom of the fjord close to an old church. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Distance: 15km (9 mi) Walking time: 5-7 hours Ascent/Descent: 600m (1970)/600m (1970)
  3. 3. Day 7 Friday, Aug 16 The last day of our hike takes us along the old path over Hjálmárdalsheiði, which over the centuries used to be the main thoroughfare between the Loðmundar- fjörður farmlands and the Seyðisfjörður harbor and trading post. As we ascend, the mountaintops of the southern fiords come into sight and once we get to the pass of Hall, the fiord of Seyðisfjörður is in full view, very different from the fiords and inlets we have left behind. Descending into Seyðisfjörður we enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of this long and narrow fiord surrounded by majestic mountains. Once we get down to the main road we get onto the bus that takes us back to Egilsstaðir where we arrive in time for the late after- noon flight to Reykjavík. The tour ends at the domes- tic airport in Reykjavík. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch Distance: 15km (9mi) Walking time: 5-7 hours Ascent/Descent: 600m (1970)/600m (1970)Day 8 Saturday, Aug 17 Soak away your fatigue at the Blue Lagoon Spa. Dinner on ownDay 9 Sunday, Aug 18 Depart for US Women Hike and Travel Division of Cruise and Travel Partners
  4. 4. This is a hiking trip planned specifically for women of all ages. You should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for the full 5 days as detailed in the itinerary. The hiking level is considered easy to moderate. Land fare: $2,800 per person and includes:  RT transportation Keflavik Airport (Reykjavik)  Domestic flight to/from Egilsstaðir  Hiking Guide  Support Vehicle  Meals as outline in the itinerary  Entrance to the Blue Lagoon Accommodations– based on Twin Share in Egilsstaðir and Reykjavik  Egilsstaðir Guesthouse:  Hiking Huts: All huts have shared dorm style bunkrooms with a common dining room. They have flush toilets and showers in a bathhouse located just a few feet from the huts.  Reykjavik Hotel (2 nights) *Single supplement for Egilsstaðir Guesthouse and Reykjavik Hotel - $500This is a vehicle supported hike so you will only need to carry a day pack. A complete packing list and gear recommendations will be available shortly.Do not purchase your U.S. flights without contacting us first as we all need to fly to Egilsstaðir together. Travel insurance is highly recommended Limited Space - Book Now! Minimum 6 Hikers/Maximum 12 Hikers For More Information Contact: Jodi Murphy Cruise and Travel Partners 1-800-856-8826 or visit: Cruise and Travel Partners, LLC is a Florida Seller of Travel Registration No. ST 35789 Cruise and Travel Partners, LLC is a California Seller of Travel Registration No. 2107023-40