Iceland·August 23 - 30 2020

Vanlife Iceland

A raw nature experience trail running & driving the famous ring road of Iceland in a camper van.

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Overview

Vanlife Iceland is an adventure worthy your first trip after quarantine. 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 info@lovetrailsfestival.co.uk

Highlights

Trail Running Adventures

Trail Running Adventures

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.

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Vanlife

Experience the freedom of living the #vanlife. You got your home, bed and kitchen with you anywhere you go :)

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

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.

Glaciers

Glaciers

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.

BBQ & Bonfires

BBQ & Bonfires

At night, we gather up around the camp fire and share stories about the day

Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Iceland is gifted with water geothermal heat. Together they make hot springs. Some are next to the road, others well hidden and less known. We will take you to the best ones!

Hosts

Ása Steinars

Ása Steinars

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.

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Leo Alsved

Leo Alsved

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.

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Theo Larn-Jones

Theo Larn-Jones

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). 

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Schedule

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DAY 1

Reykjavik - Seljalandsfoss

Pick up your campervan and hit the road. Our frist 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.

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DAY 2

South Coast Exploration

We explore the south coast and all its waterfalls. You got a smörgåsbord of amazing nature just by the road. They'll 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?

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DAY 3

Glaciers & Vatnajökull Natural Park

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 glacier hike. It's an incredible experience walking on the ice, seeing the ice falls and climbing through cracks (*available at extra cost)

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DAY 4

Höfn & Stokksnes

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.

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DAY 5

East Fjords

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.

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DAY 6

Volcanic Desert

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 bath in as well as a geothermal area. We finish the day with an epic trail run (or optional whale watching tour*) and dinner.

*costs extra

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DAY 7

Horseback Riding and drive home

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. 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.

What's Included

What's Included

Camp sites

BBQ & Bonfires at night

The Iceland Adventure Map

Hosted by Àsa, Leo & Theo

Van hire

Fuel

Travel & Vehicle Insurance

Food & Drinks

Extra activities

Flights

Accommodation

Medium Van (manual)

Medium Van (manual)

Perfect for two friends or a couple (manual transmission)

FROM$1,033.12/pp

Big Van (manual)

Big Van (manual)

More space for a big crew (manual transmission)

FROM$822.22/pp

Medium Van (automatic)

Medium Van (automatic)

Perfect for two friends or a couple (automatic transmission)

FROM$1,085.14/pp

Big Van (automatic)

Big Van (automatic)

More space for a big crew (automatic transmission)

FROM$888.13/pp

Your home for the week

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Each van is equipped with a small kitchen, fridge, running water and heater. You'll also get a gas BBQ, camping table is & chairs.

Your home for the week

Reviews

Lou

Every time I join Leo to explore, my expectations are blown out of the water- there are not many people I trust enough to follow, dive, jump, hike, ski off anywhere - This is such a unique experience and an adventure that must be taken

Lou Jennings

Mark

Iceland completely blew my mind, the nature is something else. Kayaking among icebergs was one of the coolest things I've ever done

Mark Rushmore

Add Ons

Paragliding

Paragliding

Fly over the famous black beach of Iceland in a tandem paraglide.

PRICE$277.88/pp

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Glacier Hike

Glacier Hike

Spend half a day walking on Europe's biggest glacier. Glacier equipment included.

PRICE$163.88/pp

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Kayak with Icebergs

Kayak with Icebergs

Get closer to icebergs than ever before. Kayak in the largest glacier lagoon of Iceland.

PRICE$156.75/pp

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Myvatn Lagoon

Myvatn Lagoon

This is the second blue lagoon in Iceland. Less famous, less crowded but just as blue and beautiful

PRICE$57.00/pp

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Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Ride Icelandic horses in Skagafjördur

PRICE$141.08/pp

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FAQs

Book flights to Reykjavik International airport (KEF).

You should book a flight that lands no later than 15:00 on Sunday 23rd August and depart after 12:00 Sunday 30th August.

You should book a flight that lands no later than 15:00 on Sunday 23rd August and depart after 12:00 Sunday 30th August.

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. 

https://www.covid.is/categories/tourists-travelling-to-iceland

Borders reopened on June 15 to visitors holding passports (or valid residency) from EU/EFTA countries and UK.

Your ticket is fully refundable up until 14 days before departure. Just let us know if you can't travel for any reason and we will refund you 100%.

Currently all restaurants, shops, hotels etc are open as usual in Iceland. There's no lock down and in general life is back to normal. 

For latest updates about Covid in Iceland, go to www.covid.is

If Iceland close the borders or lock down the society we will postpone the trip and refund 100% of what you have paid.

We will stay at a camp site every night which have showers and toilets. 

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.

Vanlife Iceland

Iceland·August 23 - 30 2020·7 nights

FROM$822/pp