Exotic Hiking Tours


Eyjafjallajokull lava hiking

Pick-up is at 9.30am at your hotel. We drive to Basar in Thorsmork on the south coast of Iceland. On the way we drive past the glacier Eyjafjallajokull. Our hike starts in Basar and it is quite steep. It takes us about 3-4 hours to reach the new lava fields. We explore the lava for a while and even visit the new volcano that erupted in the spring 2010 before heading back the same way we came. The new lava is in between the two glaciers (volcanoes/glaciers) Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull (with volcano Katla) so you will see both glaciers up close.

In this tour we explore some of the most precious nature in Iceland.

Price is ISK 32.000 per person. A minimum of 2 persons is required. Duration of the tour is up to 12 hours. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel for free.

Please notice that you need good and solid hiking boots on your feet, warm clothes, some food for the journey and definitely 1-2 litres of water.

You need to be in normal health for participating in this tour with strong hips and knees. If you are afraid of heights you should not participate in this tour.

Level of difficulty: Hard.

We might have to postpone or cancel some of the tours to the new lava fields if the weather forecast is bad or Mother Nature forbids travelling in the area.

 

Mt Esja –  City Mountain of Reykjavik


All Icelanders dream of climbing Mt Esja, the city mountain of Reykjavik, some day and tens of thousands make that dream come true every year. We take it nice and easy on our way up the mountain and enjoy the hike with good stops in between for information and stories from the guide. To reach the top we have to climb some cliffs but it is an easy climb. At the top we enjoy the view, write our names in the mountain guest book and have some refreshments before we head down again.

Take a camera with you for the magnificent view over the Reykjavik vicinity, out over Faxafloi bay, to Reykjanes peninsula and surroundings!

Level of difficulty: Moderate.

Departure according to agreement.

Price: ISK 18.000 per person. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel for free.

It is extremely enjoyable to go to a swimming pool after hiking. Our driver guide can drop you off at the swimming pool closest to your hotel. Please let the guide know beforehand.

Estimated duration of hiking tour: 5-7 hours.

Midnight hikings in June and July 2011! Departure every evening at 8.30pm.

In our midnight hikings pick-up starts at 8.30pm. Our aim is to be standing at the top of Mt Esja just before midnight. We take a good pause at the top of the mountain and enjoy the remarkable view over Reykjavik, Reykjanes peninsula and out over the Atlantic. We write our names in the guest book and have some refreshments before we head down again around midnight. Estimated duration is 5-6 hours, pick-up included.

Please notice that you need to be in normal health to participate in the hiking tours. If you have problems with your knees or hips then an Esja tour might be too straining for you!

 

Hiking in lava landscape


Helgafell, the town mountain of Hafnarfjordur, is an everyday hiking route of many individuals and families in Iceland. We leave the car at the water spring of Hafnarfjordur town, take water into our bottles (has not been possible since summer 2010) and walk over for 15-20 minutes over the moon-like landscape to the mountain. We take it easy on our way up with good stops in between to listen to information and stories about the mountain and the landscapes we see. On top of Helgafell we take good time to enjoy the view and write our names in the guest book before we head down again.

Here you can see a video clip from a Helgafell tour

Take a camera with you for the beautiful view over town Hafnarfjordur, out over Reykjanes peninsula, to Reykjavik and surroundings! Mt Helgafell is situated on Reykjanes peninsula. From the top you have a fabulous view over Reykjavik, Reykjanes peninsula, the mountains and ridges and the lava fields in the environment.

Level of difficulty: Very easy.

Departure according to agreement.

Price: ISK 10.000 per person. Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel for free.

Group offers available.

Evening hikings in May-September 2011!

In our evening hikings on Mt Helgafell pick-up starts at 8.00pm in May and August. In  September it starts at 7pm. We take a good pause at the top of Helgafell and enjoy the view over Reykjavik, Reykjanes peninsula and out to the Atlantic and write our names in the guest book before we head down again. Estimated duration is 3 hours, pick-up included. Group offers available.

Participants on Mt Esja and Mt Helgafell hikes get a certificate for their participation.

Note: Please dress according to weather, definitely have some hiking boots or good solid walking shoes on your feet and please take a rain coat or a jacket and/or a warm sweater with you. It can be cold at the top. A bottle of water can come in handy.

–          Departures available by request!

–          Enjoy our exotic midnight hikings in June and July!

–          Evening hikings available from May to September!

You may be required to use our hiking sticks during the hiking tours!

Special offer

Fjallakofinn (www.fjallakofinn.is) gives extra 10% off for Mountain Climbing’s customers. Ask us to drop by on the way on our tours or when we are heading back to Reykjavik. And of course you can buy tax free in Iceland.

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