Iceland 2017

 

This year we were able to trek the whole Laugavegur trail (54km) because of fine weather and not an unusual downfall of 5ft of snow as in 2015. However, had we arrived one day earlier we would have been in a deluge of rain that would have meant moving further down the trail by vehicle. The weather is always unpredictable in the mountains but we have to be prepared for all eventualities.

We enjoyed a wonderful time at the Blue Lagoon on the first day on the way from the airport. This was a perfect way to relax after the flight. The very next day we were transported by minibus to Landmannalaugar but had to stop along the way at a supermarket to do all of our food shopping. We got to grips we camping and cooking for ourselves very quickly. On the high plateau over the first day and a half we crossed a lot of snow in misty conditions but the subsequent four days we had wonderful hot weather. We walked 12-15km on each day and the team showed fantastic fitness levels. The vies of waterfalls, glaciers, snow-capped peaks, multi-coloured mountains and huge river valleys were spectacular.

We finished our trek at Thorsmork where we were able to relax in the hotspring and view the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that grounded all planes in 2010 because of it’s huge eruption. The team were also able to go whale watching and actually got to see minke whales.