Iceland·June 4 - 11 2021
A raw nature experience combining trail running & exploring the famous ring road of Iceland in a camper van.ENQUIRE
Love Trails Road Trip Iceland is a journey like you've never experienced before. It's a 7-day trail running & adventure road trip around Iceland, exploring the majestic nature and beauty of this volcanic island. We drive, run and explore by day and gather around the campfire to share stories at night. This event is designed to be corona safe, 100% outdoor and plenty of space. Got questions? Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Most days, you have the option to join a guided trail running adventure in some of Iceland's most famous spots. We explore at a relaxed social pace, with plenty of stops. The runs vary in length from 5km to around 17km.
Experience the freedom of living the #vanlife. You have your home, your bed and kitchen with you anywhere you go :)
One more majestic than the other. You'll see waterfalls of all types, heights and all angles. Most of them are just by the road for easy access.
Iceland has the biggest glacier in Europe. Along the road you'll see ice bergs floating by on lagoons and the big glacier tongues coming down from the mountains.
At night, we gather up around the camp fire and share stories about the day. At each camp stop, we will set up BBQs for you to cook your own food.
Iceland is gifted with water and geothermal heat. Together they make hot springs. Some are next to the road, others are well hidden and less known. We will take you to all the best ones!
Not many people know the Icelandic nature and photo spots better than Ása. She is born and raised in Iceland and has probably spent more time on mountains or next to waterfalls than home in Reykjavik. Follow her lead and you will never have a dull day.
Leo is the adventure master and experience creator. He has spent the last 10 years creating all from big sailing festivals to desert expeditions and boutique ski events deep in the Arctic. His close friends has learned that whenever Leo host an event, they show up and enjoy the ride.
Serial adventure & experience entrepreneur, Theo is the founder of Love Trails and Átjan Wild Islands festival. Prior to trail running festivals, he founded Little Big Adventures, leading wilderness expeditions in fjord Norway. He is currently training to be an International Mountain Leader (IML).
Pick up your campervan and hit the road. Our first camp site is about 2h drive away but there's plenty to explore on the way. We recommend going for a hot spring hike and visit some waterfalls on the way. It's also a good idea to stock up on some food and drinks for the van.
We explore the south coast and all its waterfalls. You have a smörgåsbord of amazing nature just by the road. There will be a guided trail run to join if you want to, otherwise you are free to explore on your own. End the day in Vik on the famous black beach or perhaps go for a tandem paraglide flight in the sunset?
We continue east into Vatnajökull natural park and the glacier territory. You can join us for an optional stop at glacier lagoons, trail running between icebergs on Diamond Beach. Or you could take a guided glacier hike*. It's an incredible experience walking on the ice, seeing the ice falls and climbing through cracks (*available at extra cost)
Wake up in a remote camp site after a night around the bonfire. We continue east towards Höfn, the lobster capital of Iceland. On the way you can join us for a trail run to Svartifoss, or you could just chill in the hot springs in Hoffel, or both! We will also visit Stokknes, a beautiful black beach before lobster dinner in Höfn* (*dinner optional and available at extra cost)
Welcome to the beautiful East Fjords of Iceland, surrounded by high mountains and water all around. We camp in Seydisfjördur, the most picturesque fjord of Iceland. This is also home to an amazing sushi restaurant serving fresh fish from the local fishermen, a great spot for dinner which we highly recommend.
The day starts with a drive through the biggest volcanic desert in Europe. Endless black lava fields before you reach the ocean and Husavik on the other side. On the way there's of course a hot spring to bathe in as well as a geothermal area. We finish the day with an epic trail run or a sunset whale watching tour* and dinner (*available at extra cost).
We are making our way back towards Reykjavik. On the way is Skagafjördur, famous for being the best place in Iceland to go horseback riding. We highly recommend to try this and it is suitable for all levels. If you want even more adrenaline this is also where the best river rafting in Iceland is (*both available at extra cost). Or you could join us for a beautiful final trail run around Skagafjördur.
BBQ & Bonfires at night
The Iceland Adventure Map
Full Van Hire
Trail Running Guide
Full Campervan Facilities
Travel & Vehicle Insurance
Food & Drinks
Covid Testing if applicable
Your home for the week
Each van is equipped with a small kitchen, fridge and running water. All vans apart from the small camper have a heater. You'll also have be provided with a gas BBQ.
We will also be in touch to check if you want any ‘little touches’ for your van such as coffee makers and phone chargers. Sleeping bags are available for approximately €10/person. However if you have your own, we recommend bringing.
Not a massive runner myself I was convinced by a friend to join Love Trails for a weekend with their awesome crew and I've never looked back. The best weekend with great people all there to have a good time with so many wild activities, such an awesome weekend. There's nothing not to love!
Book flights to Reykjavik International airport (KEF).
You should book a flight that lands no later than 15:00 on Friday 4th June and depart after 12:00 Friday 11th June
Guests should refer to Covid-19 travel advice in the weeks leading up to the trip.
Currently, Iceland are testing everyone arriving into the country for Covid-19. You will get tested on the airport and the result will be given to you within 24h. If you are positive you will be forced to go into quarantine.
For full info on rules of arrivals into the country read here.
Borders reopened on June 15 2020 to visitors holding passports (or valid residency) from EU/EFTA countries and the UK.
If Iceland close the borders or lock down we will postpone the trip, you'll have the option to change your dates, or receive a full refund (less 5% Booking Fees)
Each night of the trip, we'll be parking up at a secure campsite with full facilities including toilets and showers.
By law in Iceland it is forbidden to over night outside of camp sites in a camper van.
We will recommend a route and host activities every day. You are free to choose which ones you want to join and which ones not to attend. Every day you are free to drive your own route and make detours as you like.
Each medium and big van is equipped with a small kitchen, fridge, running water and heater. You'll also get a gas BBQ, camping table & chairs. (The small van has everything except the heater.)
All vans are for 7 day hire. There is the option to extend these to 8 days for an additional cost directly at the pick up point. Details will be given to you closer to arrival. All 7 day hires must return on the last day by midday to the same place you picked up the van