Two Rivers Trail Hiking Tour

An adventurous overnight trek in East Iceland

This two-day hiking tour will take us on a journey of exploration through Iceland’s wild interior – an untouched natural paradise, replete with magnificent waterfalls, fascinating flora and fauna and gushing rivers that crisscross the landscape. It will take us out of our comfort zone and allow us to reconnect with the natural world – giving an authentic insight into how people used to live in the land of fire and ice. We’ll be accompanied by loyal packhorses, who will carry our provisions and a knowledgeable local guide who will tell us all about this diverse untamed landscape. If you want to push yourself and try something different, then this is the perfect tour for you.

  • Availabillity
  • July-August
  • Duration
  • 2 days / 1 night
  • Level
  • Moderate (3/5)
  • Min. Age
  • 14 years
  • Accommodation
  • Camping
  • Price
  • 62 000

Highlights

  • Impressive waterfalls
  • Riding a cable ferry across a glacial river
  • Icelandic horses
  • Historic sites,
  • A good chance of seeing reindeer
  • Visit to the abandoned farm of Kleif
  • Jökulsá canyon
  • Kleifarskógur natural birchwood
  • Lake Dimmavatn

What Is Included?

  • Fully guided tour
  • All food and utensils for cooking and meals
  • Safety equipment
  • Tents

This two-day hiking tour will take us on a journey of exploration through Iceland’s wild interior – an untouched natural paradise, replete with magnificent waterfalls, fascinating flora and fauna and gushing rivers that crisscross the landscape. It will take us out of our comfort zone and allow us to reconnect with the natural world – giving an authentic insight into how people used to live in the land of fire and ice.

We’ll be accompanied by loyal packhorses, who will carry our provisions and a knowledgeable local guide who will tell us all about this diverse untamed landscape. If you want to push yourself and try something different, then this is the perfect tour for you.

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Abandoned farms, traditional cableways, canyons and waterfalls

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Volcanic landscapes, idyllic lakes and dramatic rivers, and lush birch woods

Practical Info

Clothing for the hike

  • T-shirt or vest, wool or fleece
  • Woolen socks
  • Warm sweater (e.g. Icelandic wool sweater) or fleece jacket
  • Light, quick-dry hiking pants
  • Sturdy hiking boots

For the backpack

  • Woolen undergarments (top and long-johns)
  • Extra outer top (such as a thick jumper or a light down jacket)
  • An extra pair of woolen socks (we recommend wool with terry). Never wear cotton liners!
  • Proper Icelandic woolen mittens
  • A woolen cap, balaclava, headband or similar
  • Light rainwear (jacket and pants), e.g. Goretex
  • Shinguards

Camping gear

  • Rucksack. Recommended sizes for longer trips are 55–65 liters for ladies and 60–75 liters for men.
  • A light sleeping bag, with a down or fiber filling. Recommended temperature tolerance is 0°C for comfort
  • and at least -10°C for extreme conditions.
  • Mattress for insulation
  • Sandals or sneakers, for wading rivers

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet tissue
  • A very small towel
  • Extra night before or after the tour at the Wilderness Center.
  • A pleasant dinner together the night before departure. Your guide will talk about highlights from local history as well as explaining some aspects of nature which are characteristic for the area and/or the wilderness.