Northern Lights Trek

Various Dates available

Option A – Minimum Sponsorship

Registration Fee £199 + Min Sponsorship £3590

Option B – Self Funding

Registration Fee £199 + Self-Funding £1795

Join us on this breath taking adventure as we explore Iceland, and possibly experience the spectacular Northern Lights! We’ll spend 3 days trekking through beautiful mountain scenery, geothermal valleys and via picture-perfect lakes.

The trek will be challenging; hiking across snow-covered landscapes and conquering local mountain passes. However, the chance of witnessing the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis will hopefully make our efforts all worthwhile. We’ll then celebrate our achievements in the bright lights of Reykjavík! Join us in the land of fire and ice on this memorable long weekend adventure!

Day 1

We depart the UK on our flight to Reykjavík where we are met by our guides and transferred to our hut in Úlfljótsvatn in southern Iceland. Tonight we will hear all about the wonderful challenge ahead and have our first opportunity to look out for the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Appearing in many colours, most commonly pale green and pink as ripples or clouds of light, they can be vividly bright.

Day 2

Lake Þingvallavatn

Today we head to the shores of Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. This area is well-known for its hiking. Today’s trek follows horse tracks and old sheep trails, passing numerous geothermal hotspots. Lake Þingvallavatn is a beautiful area, made even more dramatic in winter. Our exact route will depend on the conditions of the path, but whichever route we take, today is a wonderful introduction to the land of fire and ice!
Trekking distance – approx. 10km

Day 3

Hengill to Vörðuskeggi

Today we will hike from Hengill to the Vörðuskeggi mountain pass (depending on conditions). Iceland is notoriously hard to predict weather wise so our guide will determine where we take you today. Today’s trek will be more challenging than yesterday, conquering a local mountain pass with an elevation of 400 – 600 metres. Afterwards we return to our hut to relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings, and possibly even catch sight of the Northern Lights!
Trekking distance – approx. 10km

Day 4

The Geothermal Valley

A fantastic day of trekking awaits, as we set off from Reykjadalur and climb up into the hills of Iceland. The smell of sulphur is apparent before we see the steam vents, hot springs and bubbling mud pools of the Geothermal Valley – surrounded by colourful minerals. It’s an impressive sight, and we have plenty of time to explore this dramatic and otherworldly valley. There may be a chance for a dip in a natural pool before continuing on through the valley, where we meet our awaiting transport and head to Reykjavík.

Tonight we head into the exciting city of Reykjavík to celebrate our achievements with a relaxing dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, before enjoying a celebratory dinner and reflecting on our achievements!
Trekking distance – approx. 10km

Day 5

Arrive UK

We return to the airport for our flight back to the UK. Please note this is a complex itinerary and subject to change, including the timings and distances detailed.

As a natural phenomena the Northern Lights are difficult to predict, and unfortunately we are not able to guarantee that they will be visible during the trek.

Location: Reykjavík

Event Starts: 06/03/2024 12:00 am

Event Ends: 10/03/2024 12:00 am

Registration Fee: £199.00