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Trek The Hidden Trails of the Icelandic Highlands In 2023

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Hiking the Hidden Trails of Iceland – $3120

The Hidden Trails of Iceland is one of the most epic hiking adventures you will ever go on. What better way to end a time of restrictions than by going on one of the coolest hikes you can imagine. This 12-day trek takes you through remote trails, woven between landscapes that make you feel like you’re walking through a fairy tale story. Eventually you will link up with the famous Laugavegur Trail, where you’ll see some of the most far-reaching landscapes you have ever come across. This adventure will take you on a journey more than 80 miles through vast deserts of black sand, past the stunning rhyolite mountains, turquoise lakes, and even lava fields. Throughout this amazing adventure, you’ll spend your nights relaxing and sleeping in mountain huts. The varying weather conditions will have you experiencing all four seasons within just a few hours! This trip is an awesome adventure for those looking to challenge themselves.

Iceland is a common tourist destination for obvious reasons. It is simply stunning, with unique and magical landscapes sprawling farther than you can imagine. With 57hours’ guided tour, you will leave civilization and all the tourists behind, and venture into your near two week trek underneath the never-setting Iceland sun. 57hours finds the best local guides to work with, drenching your experience with the best insider-knowledge possible. Your local guide will provide great info on the best photo-ops, hidden local treasures, and lead you through the most epic landscapes you will likely ever see. The landscapes along the Hidden Trails of Iceland make Yellowstone look like your boring backyard. Yeah, it’s that great. You’ll travel across volcanic terrain, over rivers and past glaciers. On this trip, you get to hike all day through varying landscapes, relaxing in authentic Icelandic mountain huts. Some nights you’ll even be able to sleep under sleeping volcanoes. This trip is a really unique opportunity to explore areas of Iceland not usually accessible by tourists.

This adventure begins in Reykjavík, remote journeying through Iceland’s Highland region before linking up with the famous Laugavegur trail — known as one of the most beautiful hikes in the world — all while sleeping in mountain huts over twelve days. You’ll hike past colorful rhyolite mountains, geothermal features, turquoise lakes, and bubbling hot springs, through black desert sands, secret valleys, and lava fields, to end in the green valley of Thórsmörk — the place that owes its name to the God of Thunder. It is truly the epic adventure of a lifetime.

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Adventure Talk – The Hidden Trails of the Icelandic Highlands

In this adventure talk, local AIMG Icelandic adventure guide and photographer Alberto Ojembarrena will share all the details of hiking in this remote wonderland on some of the country’s most spectacular and truly hidden trails. If you’ve ever been wondering about trekking the wilds of Iceland, now’s the time to find out.

Are you ready for the hike of your life? Rainbow mountains, lava fields dotted with obsidian, and roaring geothermal features — Iceland looks out of this world. See landscapes straight out of a Sci-Fi movie through the lens of a local AIMG guide and photographer, Alberto Ojembarrena. Tune in for an hour, venture off the beaten path and witness epic photo-ops of this 12-day hike on the Hidden Trails of Iceland.

Watch the 57hours Adventure Talk, Discover the Hidden Trails of the Icelandic Highlands, here:

About Alberto Ojembarrena

Alberto (AIMG Mountain & Glacier Guide) is the owner of Amarok Adventures and has guided adventure treks in Iceland, Greenland, South America and Nepal. He has also worked as a documentary and travel photographer for international magazines. He has lived in Iceland since 2015, traveling the country discovering hidden gems and loads of adventure off the beaten path — always with his camera in tow.

About 57hours 

57hours is an guided outdoor adventure company founded on the idea that we must make the most out of the 57hours between Friday afternoon Sunday night. These hours are wide open for adventure. This should be a time you experience with your family and friends, reconnecting to yourself and to nature. With that mission in mind, 57hours began their journey of establishing spectacular guided adventures all around the world. The Icelandic Highlands are the most out-of-this-world place you’ll ever step foot in. With landscapes straight out of a science fiction movie, it’s like being transported to another planet.

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