Northern Lights Trek

Explore Iceland's stunning scenery; from colourful mountains and volcanic landscapes to hot springs. Surrounded by beautiful lake and mountain scenery,  we may even be dazzled by the spectacular Northern Lights.

Our challenge begins by trekking to the shores of Lake Þingvallavatn; Iceland's largest natural lake. We then hike to the Vörðuskeggi Mountain Pass and have chance to explore the impressive Geothermal Valley - full of hot springs, bubbling mud pools and colourful minerals. 

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

5 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Depart UK for flight to Keflavik Airport. Transfer to Úlfljótsvatn for our overnight stay and chance to have our first glimpse at the Northern Lights.

Day 2

Trek from Hakið to Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Trekking distance – approx. 10km

Day 3

Trek from Hengill to the Vörðuskeggi mountain pass. Trekking distance – approx. 10km

Day 4

Explore the fascinating Geothermal Valley, before transfering to Reykjavík. Visit the Blue Lagoon and enjoy a celebratory dinner in Reykjavík. Trekking distance – approx. 10km

Day 5

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.

What's included

• Return flights from London to Keflavik
• All accommodation
• All meals on the trek, starting with dinner on Day 1 through to breakfast on Day 5, including a celebratory evening meal in Reykjavik on Day 4
• Luggage transfers
• Local English-speaking guide/s
• Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK
• Comprehensive first aid/medical kit
• Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
• Challenge Medal

What's not included

• Personal trekking kit (trekking boots, poles, etc)
• Personal travel insurance
• Alcoholic drinks
• Tips and gratuities
Registration Fee £199 + Min Sponsorship £3590