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Team Prospect Iceland Trek – The Land of the Northern Lights

16th Mar 2024 - 20th Mar 2024

5 days/Iceland /Moderate to Challenging


Team Prospect

Team Prospect are gathering a team to explore the other-wordly landscapes of Iceland. Spend three days trekking across fields of geothermal activity with bubbling mud pools and hot springs, the peaks of the Mount Hengill heritage site and the fault lines between Europe and America. Keep your eyes to the skies and Team Prospect might be lucky to experience Lady Aurora herself!

NB. Places on this trip are now subject to availability and potential surcharges.

This trek is graded moderate to challenging. You will be trekking long distances over varying terrain over consecutive days,

You will be accompanied by local guides who have an excellent knowledge of culture and hiking in the region. The guides are first aid trained and will support you throughout your journey. You will also be accompanied by a Different Travel Company UK tour manager.

This trek is graded moderate to challenging. You will be trekking long distances over varying terrain over consecutive days.

Temperatures can typically peak to around 6°C during the day and drop to around 1°C at night however you must be prepared for variations to this which are out of our control. Weather during the adventure will be dry with light winds and rain is possible. Please note: the temperatures and conditions above are historically accurate but climate change can impact the seasons so you may experience uncharacteristic conditions during the trip which are out of our control. The guides will assess the situation and make decisions to ensure the best enjoyment and safety of the group.

You will be provided with plenty of hearty Icelandic meals which typically include fish and lamb and will keep your energy levels high for each day of discovery. Please inform us in advance if you have any dietary requirements or preferences.

The minimum age is 18. It may be possible to participate if you are 16 or 17 years old but you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit. The ideal candidate would be fit, healthy and determined, open to adventure and adaptable to unexpected changes.

You will stay in a hotel for the duration of the trip. A single-occupancy hotel room may be possible subject to availability and payment of a single supplement.

This trek does not take place in an area of high altitude.

The tour manager for this trip is …

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Day 1 (Saturday 16 March 2024):

London – Reykjavik
Depart London for Reykjavik and transfer to a hotel on the southern coast of Iceland.
Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 (Sunday 17 March 2024):

Nesjavellir – Reykjadalur – Hveragerdi
After breakfast we drive to Nesjavellir from where our day’s hike starts.  We will hike across a field of geothermal activity with bubbling mud pools to Ölkelduháls. From there we continue down to the magical valley of Solfataras and hot springs called Reykjadalur where those brave enough can dip into a natural hot river. We continue down to the car park near Hveragerði where our bus waits us. Short drive back to our hotel.
Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Trek: approx.14km

Day 3 (Monday 18 March 2024):

Hengill – Mt. Vorduskeggi
After a good breakfast we drive up to the Mt. Hengill area. From there we will hike up to Vörðuskeggi Peak (805m). From the top you will enjoy views of Lake Þingvellir and Langjökull to the north and Eyjafjallajökull and the distant Westman Islands. From there we will hike up to Mt. Skeggi the highest peak in Hengill heritage site. We will then return to our hotel for dinner and a jacuzzi!
Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Trek: approx. 13-14km

Day 4 (Tuesday 19 March 2024):

Pingellir National Park – Reykjavik
A short drive brings us to the National Park of Thingvellir where we will hike along the fault lines that divides America and Europe. After the hike we drive to Reykjavik for your celebration dinner in town and last night at a hotel.
Overnight: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Trek: approx. 10km

Day 5 (Wednesday 20 March 2024)

Reykjavik – London
Today we take the flight home back to London.
Meals: Breakfast

N.B. This itinerary may change due to weather, the ability of the group and so on. We will do our best to keep to the itinerary but we cannot be held responsible for changes outside of our control. In all circumstances your guide and tour leader will have the final say in the interest health and safety.

Costs & How to pay

Registration fee: £390
and then…

Sponsorship: £2990


This option is for those who wish to raise sponsorship to cover both the costs of the trip (flights, accommodation, food, guides etc.) and a donation to their chosen charity. There is a minimum sponsorship amount for each trip that you are required to raise in order to participate.

  • A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.
  • A total of £2,392 must be paid to the charity by Friday 15 December 2023.
  • The remaining £598 must be paid to the charity by Friday 26 January 2024.
  • The amount the charity receives is at least 50% of the minimum sponsorship total.


What's included

  • Return flights from London (inc. current taxes and fuel surcharges),
  • Transfers and transport in Iceland
  • Accommodation in hotels (4 nights)
  • Meals as specified
  • Local guides
  • Different Travel UK tour manager

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (£50-60pp)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, souvenirs etc.)
  • Vaccinations

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