Run to the Hills - Icelandic Highlands
In this tour we go around many of the national parks and nature reserves of the country. Visit Vatnajökull National Park, Askja volcano, Dettifoss and Ásbyrgi. Run around Landmannalaugar area and it’s beautiful, colourful mountains. The geological wonders by Lake Mývatn will be visited and theMývatn Nature Baths. This tour is available on request, contact us for details.
- Run through stunning national parks and nature reserves Iceland
- This tour includes a local guide who will give you plenty of time to enjoy Icelands nature
- Available on request
ITINERARY - 9 NIGHTS
Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavik
Departure from the UK and arrival in Keflavik International Airport. Airport transfer (Flybus) to your accommodation in Reykjavík. Accommodation is located in central a double/twin room in a 3 star hotel with breakfast. Enjoy the evening in Reykjavík.
Day 2 - National Park of Þingvellir
Reykjavík run at the National Park of Þingvellir and the surroundings of the active Hekla volcano visit to the cascade of Gullfoss and Geysir hot spring area. Accommodation near Hólaskógur (Hekla).
Day 3 - Landmannalaugar
Run in the colorful Landmannalaugar area, amongst its black lava and rhyolite mountains. Accommodation at the protected area of Landmannahellir.
Day 4 - Vatnajökull National Park
After driving further to the highlands we enter the western part of Vatnajökull National Park and run in the black desert of Sprengisandur and accommodation by Nýjidalur mountain hut.
Day 5 - Askja volcano
A run in the surroundings of Askja volcano and it’s large lake which was formed in an eruption in the year 1875, in the middle of nowhere in the Icelandic highlands. Accommodation by Askja, now in the northern territory of Vatnajökull National Park.
Day 6 - Herðubreiðarlindir and Leirhnjúkur geothermal area
A run in Herðubreiðarlindir area of fresh water springs and Leirhnjúkur geothermal area. Accommodation by the protected area of Lake Mývatn.
Day 7 - Highlights of the Mývatn region
A visit to the highlights of Mývatn region and entering the northern territory of Vatnajökull National Park again we run by Dettifoss waterfall and Ásbyrgi Canyon accommodation near Ásbyrgi where one of Vatnajökull National Park visitor centres is to be found.
Day 8 - Akureyri and at Snæfellsnes peninsula
A run by the picturesque capital of the North, Akureyri and at Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Accommodation at Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Day 9 - Snæfellsnes National Park
At the end of the peninsula of Snæfellsnes a National Park has been formed around a glacier which rests on top of stratovolcano. A run in the National Park of Snæfellsnes and the unique surroundings of the glacier of Snæfellsnes. A drive back to Reykjavík. Overnight stay in Reykjavík.
Day 10 - Reykjavík - Departure
Depending on your flight time, you may have the chance to enjoy the morning in Reykjavík. Take the transfer from your hotel to Keflavik Airport. If you did not get the chance to visit the Blue Lagoon yet and if flight time allows you can visit on your way to the airport.
Available on request. Contact us for details.
This offer includes:
- Return flights from the UK including 20kg luggage allowance, taxes and fees
- Bus transfer to and from Keflavik Airport
- 2 night accommodation in Reykjavik, hotel/guesthouse including breakfast (single room)
- A local running guide for 8 days
- Vehicle transportation for 8 days
- Full board for 8 days (except dinner on day 9), including introduction to local food, sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts/hostel.
- Booking fee £10 per person
- ATOL Protection fee £2.50 per person (only applicable if flights are booked through All Iceland)
- Debit/credit card fees
- Optional Excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Anything else not specifically listed under "this includes"
Daily routine: every day starts with a bit of driving. There will be several stops at places of interest and to enjoy the nature. There will be 5-10 km runs 2-3 times every day. The driver takes the passengers around and takes care of the luggage during the runs. The guide provides information on culture, history, geology and other significant objects on the way. The guide joins the travellers in exploring the areas, leads the runs and mindes everybodys safety. The guide also cooks, it is expected though that everybody helps out in the kitchen.
Group size: 6 - 14 persons
All Iceland cooperates with all the airlines that fly to Iceland, Icelandair, Wow air, easyJet and British Airways. We can assist you to find the optimal flight package. The airlines fly to Keflavik International airport.
Icelandair operates flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Belfast City. Icelandair offers 3 classes, Economy, Economy Comfort and Saga Business Class.
WOW Air operates flights from London Gatwick, Edinburgh, Dublin and Bristol
EasyJet offers flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Manchester, Belfast and Edinburgh.
British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow
We can provide a package with or without flights. When enquiring about a specific holiday package, let us know what airport you prefer to fly from.
Air Iceland offers Domestic flights between Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, Vopnafjörður, Grímsey and Þórshöfn.
Fugfélagið Ernir offers Domestic flights to Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn, Húsavík, Bíldudalur and Gjögur.
All Iceland offers holiday packages to Greenland and Faroe Islands in addition to Iceland. We work with the following airlines that offer flights to these destinations.
Atlantic Airways offers flights from Edinburgh to Faroe Islands
Air Greenland offers flights from Copenhagen to Greenland
Air Iceland offers flights from Reykjavík Domestic Airport to Faroe Islands and Greenland
At All Iceland we tailor make holidays for our customers.
With this in mind you cannot book this holiday directly on the website but please send us an enquiry or give us a call and we will help you to create your once in a lifetime holiday. Contact our team of Icelandic Experts today and start planning with us!