With some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in Europe, Iceland’s lucky visitors are compelled to visit again and again to explore its wild volcanic landscape. Come trek with us and join #TeamVariety for a trip of a lifetime...
This incredible trek will take you to a country steeped in tradition, history and mythology and for those with a passion for culture and a sense of adventure; this challenge is the perfect one for you!
Iceland is a land of incredible contrast and beauty. With its striking mix of wild volcanic landscape dotted with steaming lava fields, icecaps, glaciers, waterfalls and geysers, the stunning Icelandic landscape is truly one you will never forget!
Now’s your chance to experience this for yourself, and all for a great cause! So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and join us for the challenge that will stay with you forever!
Join Our Team:
Registration for this fantastic event is now open. From the moment that you sign up, we are with you every step of the way. You will receive:
- A dedicated Variety contact who will support you on a one to one level all the way
- A tailored fundraising pack with lots of tips, running advice and sponsorship forms
- Regular e-newsletters
- A high quality, Variety top to help you stand out
We’ll also make sure you have a good time too!
- 12th - 16th July 2017
- Deposit: £299.00
- Sponsorship level: £2,380
DAY 1:- London - Keflavik - Landmannalaugar
We depart London for Keflavik Airport where upon arrival we will be transferred by bus to the Southern Highlands about 150 miles east of Reykjavik. Our camp for the night is at Landmannalaugar in the heart of Southern Iceland’s thermal area.
DAY 2:- Landmannalaugar - lftavatn
We wake up early and enjoy a hearty breakfast before the trekking begins! From camp we will climb up through the lava fields, passing steaming vents and snow fields. Near the highest point (3,600ft) we will pass Storihver, a big hot spring amongst a field of vents. After lunch we start our downhill descent to Alftavatn, a huge volcanic lake where we will camp tonight – a truly stunning setting. Trekking time approx. 9 hours.
DAY 3:- Aftavatn - Emstrur
As we leave the rhyolite we enter a glacial area with fast running glacial streams off the Myrdalsjokull Icecap. We will experience river crossings, both by wooden bridges and wading through ice-cold streams! We then climb down through the hills towards Emstrur Hut, our home for the night and last night under canvas! Trekking time approx 7 hours trekking.
DAY 4:- Emstrur - Thorsmrk - Reykjavik
Our final day trekking starts with more river crossings with views of the amazing Markarfljt gorge and the bridged Ljorsa fissure. The trek ends with a steep drop into the main valley of Thórsmörk, which is surrounded by giant glaciers and raging rivers. After celebrations we transfer back to Reykjavik where celebrations continue over dinner with overnight stay at a hotel. Trekking time approx 7-8 hours.
DAY 5:- Reykjavik - London
Today there will be free time to explore Reykjavik and the option to enjoy Blue Lagoon, one of Icelands pools of pure, mineral-rich, geothermal seawater, set amongst fields of lava against a spectacular backdrop of green rolling hills. We then continue onto the airport for our flight home.
With your support, you can help Variety to continue improving the lives of more than one million children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.
You can be the difference in their lives.
How to apply:
To apply for a place, please fill out the form below or alternatively, please contact:
Richa Gautam, Challenge and Community Events Executive:
- 0207 428 8149