Sailing – Exploring – Trekking
23 – 30 July 2022
In addition to its wonders encapsulated in 100.000 square kilometers, Iceland offers 5.000 km in coastlines, inlets and gulfs: an endless world to discover and to get lost into, a perfect opportunity for us to explore the most striking corners of the island.
“Twin” to the Faroe trip, a week spent in Iceland is perfect for those of you who are attracted to experiencing new adventures in new places. Treks meander through the Westfjord peninsula and in the Hornstrandir nature reserve. Thanks to our sailboat, we will be able to make our travelers’ wishes come true by discovering Iceland from another perspective. The treks will range from 2 to 6 hours of duration, allowing us to wander in one of world’s most fascinating places for both its natural and geological features.
The arrival airport is Keflavik (KEF), it is located 50km south-west of Iceland’s capital city Reykjavík. You will then transfer to Isafjordur. To do so, you can either choose to take an internal flight (about 40 minutes) or use ground transportation (about 7 hours by coach).
You will meet the crew and board the sailboat in Isafjordur.
Italian and EU citizens can travel to Iceland with their ID cards. A valid passport is advised but not required for members of the Schengen area.
If you are coming from a country outside the Schengen area, visit Iceland’s government website to learn more about visas.
Treks will range from 2 to 6 hours of duration, but it will be possible to skip a trek and stay on the boat with the skipper, for those who wish to rest and relax.
The entire trekking experience does not present any technical difficulties, although it is advised to be trained in walking long distances and be willing to adapt.
Out of the 6 days available, 4 days will be dedicated to treks, while 2 will consist of exploring and visiting coastlines and shores.
Temperatures in Iceland during the month of July can reach up to 15/16 °C, with an average of 14 °C.
Recommended clothing and equipment
Complete trekking apparel: GoreTex shell, rainproof and windproof cape, fleece sweatshirt, hat and gloves, technical base layers and socks (make sure you always have an extra pair), warm hiking trousers, sturdy footwear, backpack and backpack cover, headlamp. Sleeping bag, personal towels and effects are needed for the accommodation on the boat.
Bring a duffel bag, no luggage nor trolleys. Trekking poles are advised but not necessary.
You can and should bring energetic and chocolate bars if you commonly consume them when on hikes.
Room and Board
The sailboat will be the accommodation in which we will sleep, eat generous breakfasts, snacks, lunches and dinners after each day we will spend out exploring. There might be evenings in which we will want to eat out, the decision will be taken as a group. Please inform us in advance of any food allergies or specific dietary needs.
THE RATE INCLUDES: Organization and support by our Alpine Guide UIAGM for the duration of the trip; accommodation aboard the sailboat, skipper service, galley supply, breakfasts, post-trek snacks, dinners on board. Fuel, dinghy, port charges.
THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE: round-trip flight, any dinners at restaurants, anything that is not included in the “The rate includes” section.