Backpacking Iceland - July 13-22, 2018
Experience the “land of fire and ice.” Spend 10 days exploring this remote and isolated country as we backpack along the Lanmannalagur trail in the isolated interior of Iceland. Geysers, volcanoes, glaciers and waterfalls abound as you are surrounded by a vast and unique landscape. This is sure to be the backpacking experience of a lifetime. In addition to the backcountry you will also have a several days to experience the culture and beauty of Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. The trip cost includes all ground transportation, lodging, fees and equipment. Airfare is not included. There will be a mandatory pre-trip meeting on Sunday, April 29.
Day 1: Arrive in Reykjavik, rest and recover
Day 2: Spend the day in Reykjavik
Day 3: Travel to Landmannalaugar
Day 4: Landmannalaugar day hikes
Day 5: Landmannalaugar Hrafntinnusker (12km)
Day 6: Hrafntinnusker-Alftavatn (12km)
Day 7: Alftavatn-Emstrur (15km)
Day 8: Emstrur-Thorsmork (15km)
Day 9: Travel back to Reykjavik
Day 10: Rejkjavik and fly home
The $500 deposit reserves your spot on the trip. The full trip cost is $1200 for U of M Students or $1500 for the general public. The reminder of the trip fee must be paid in full by April 29.
Participants will receive a refund only if the Outdoor Program cancels the trip due a lack of registration or extenuating circumstances. Participants who cancel before April 29 will receive a refund for the total paid less the $500 deposit. After April 29, no refund will be received.