Iceland·June 3 - 10 2022

Love Trails Road Trip Iceland

Experience the magic of midnight sun, the finest Icelandic trails and great friends during one week at Love Trails Road Trip Iceland 

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Overview

Love Trails Road Trip Iceland is a world first trail running & adventure road trip around Iceland. Experience a totally unique seven day trip surrounded by majestic landscapes as you drive, trail run & explore each day with a group of like-minded adventure seekers. By day, you'll drive in convoy alongside jagged mountain tops and spectacular waterfalls, stopping off in remote locations for guided trail running adventures (5km - 17km), wild swims and daily geothermal pool dips. By night, you'll congregate around open fire in the campsite, sharing tales from your wild adventures, under the midnight sun. Got questions? Email us on hello@lovetrails.com

Highlights

The Best Of Iceland

The Best Of Iceland

Over a week, we'll explore all the best spots. You'll visit the most incredible waterfalls. One more majestic than the other. You'll see waterfalls of all types, heights and from all angles! Most of them are just by the road for easy access. The best way to explore Iceland is by camper van.

Trail Running Adventures

Trail Running Adventures

Most days, you have the option to join a guided trail running adventure (5km-17km) exploring Iceland's most epic spots. You'll run the very finest hand-picked trails all around Iceland. We run at a relaxed social pace, with plenty of stops. Joining the runs is optional, feel free to explore at your own pace or do your own thing. Re-join the group in the hot springs or at the campsite.

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. If you want to get up really close, we can connect you with a local guide to take you on a day trip right into the heart of a glacier!

Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Trail running, hiking, wild swimming, & outdoor yoga in the Icelandic wilderness. We'll show you the best spots. Join the group or explore a spot on your own for part or all of the day before re-grouping with us later, it's up to you.

Hot Springs & Wild Swims

Hot Springs & Wild Swims

Iceland is gifted with incredible wild swim spots & 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! Every day we will visit a new hot spring :)

BBQ & Bonfires

BBQ & Bonfires

At night, we gather up around the camp fire and share stories about the day. All the campsites are booked by us, so your trip is totally hassle free.

Vanlife

Vanlife

Experience the freedom of living the #vanlife. You've got your mobile home, bed and kitchen with you anywhere you go :) In Iceland, the best trails and spots to visit are all over the place, so the best way to explore is by camper van.

Hosts

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

Friday: Reykjavik - Seljalandsfoss - Run to Hot Springs River (5km)

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.It's also a good idea to stock up on some food and drinks for the van. This evening you'll be running to the Reykjadalur Hot Spring River. This is about 5k run into a valley that ends in a hot spring! You bathe & soak, and then run or walk back to your van. Join us for this group run, or if you're getting into Iceland too late on the Friday, you can also do this run to hot spings on your own.

Included

Run to Hot Springs River (5km)

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DAY 2

Saturday: South Coast Exploration - Run to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck (7km)

We explore the south coast and all its waterfalls. You'll experience a smörgåsbord of amazing nature. They'll be a guided trail run to the famous Solheimasandur Plane Wreck 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?

Included

Run to Solheimasandur Plane Wreck (7km)

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DAY 3

Sunday: Þakgil - Remundargil Ravine Run (12.5km)

We continue east into Vatnajökull natural park and the glacier territory. You can join us for a 12.5km trail run. Or you could take a glacier hike. It's an incredible experience walking on the ice, seeing the ice falls and climbing through cracks! This will be a morning run just after you wake up. After our trail running adventure there's an amazing natural pool in front of a waterfall to swim in!

Included

Remundargil Ravine (12.5km run)

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DAY 4

Monday: Svartifoss, Sjónarnípa & Höfn - Waterfall & Glacier Run (5km)

Wake up in a remote camp site after a night around the bonfire. Join us for a trail run from the campsite, to Svartifoss waterfall and Sjónarnípa glacier viewpoint, or you could just chill in the hot springs in Hoffel, or both! We might also visit Stokknes, a beautiful black beach. Optionally, join us for a lobster dinner* in Höfn, the lobster capital of Iceland.

*vegetarian & vegan alternatives available 

Included

Waterfall & Glacier Run (5km)

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DAY 5

Tuesday: Hvannagil & Seydisfjördur - Hvannagil Canyon Run (8km or 15km)

Hvannagil is a colorful rhyolite canyon located in the eastern part of the country with some spectacular rock formations. We camp in Seydisfjördur, the most picturesque fjord of Iceland. 

Included

Hvannagil Canyon Run (8km or 15km)

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DAY 6

Wednesday: Stuðlagil Canyon Run (6km)

We'll park up and then run along the river all the way to the canyon! Bring swimwear if you want to swim in Stuðlagil Canyon and then run back to the car.

Included

Stuðlagil Canyon Run (6km)

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DAY 7

Thursday: Hverfjall & Dettifoss - Hverfjall Volcano Run (5km)

We are making our way back towards Reykjavik. Today we have many trail running options... The Love Trails team will lead you on a run to the perimeter of Hverfjall volcano. Another option, if you want a longer run today, is to run along the Dettifoss river. There's a famous trail run there but it's a one way, so you have to run along the river bank and then turn around and come back. It's absolutely epic!

Included

Hverfjall Volcano Run (5km)

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DAY 8

Friday: Fosslaug & Reykjavik - Fosslaug Hot Spring

Halfway back to Reykjavik there is a short run to a hot spring called Fosslaug. You'll also pass the Reykjafoss waterfall. Get your van back just in time, and then it's time to fly onwards or back home!

Included

Fosslaug Hot Spring

What's Included

What's Included

BBQ & Bonfires at night

The Iceland Adventure Map

Campsite Fees & Campervan Pitches

Van Hire with Built in Facilities

Hosted by Theo

Professional photographs

Guided Trail Runs (5km-17km)

Fuel

Travel & Vehicle Insurance

Food & Drinks

Extra activities

Flights

Tickets

Small Van (manual)

Small Van (manual)

Think of this van as being like a 'tent on wheels'. The basic option if you are on a tight budget.

Think of this van as being like a 'tent on wheels'. The basic option if you are on a tight budget.

FROM$815.54/pp

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Medium Van (manual)

Medium Van (manual)

Perfect for two friends or a couple (manual transmission)

Perfect for two friends or a couple (manual transmission)

FROM$1,172.11/pp

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Medium Van (automatic)

Medium Van (automatic)

Perfect for two friends or a couple (automatic transmission)

Perfect for two friends or a couple (automatic transmission)

FROM$1,223.31/pp

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Big Van (manual)

Big Van (manual)

More space for a big crew (manual transmission)

More space for a big crew (manual transmission)

FROM$968.45/pp

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Big Van (automatic)

Big Van (automatic)

More space for a big crew (automatic transmission)

More space for a big crew (automatic transmission)

FROM$1,070.40/pp

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Your home for the week

#VanLife

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

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"Love Trails Festival has provided me with two of the best weekends of my life." - Emily Webb

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“Awesome trail run to the blue pool with these guys. The sea was perfectly calm and refreshing after 10k." - @tortoisewins

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"Waded rivers, ran through marshes, climbed up dunes to jump into the sea and graze my knee. 10/10 would recommend 🌊 ·" - @piersrr

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"Thanks for creating an event that allowed us to push past our mental/ physical limits and experience the untouched wild" - @shfantastic

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"Quite possibly the most grammable race I have ever had the pleasure of running." - @saminonstop

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FAQs

Book flights to Reykjavik International airport (KEF).

As of the 20th July 2021, Iceland is open for all travellers. You'll need to present a certificate of full vaccination or of previous Covid-19 infection, you do not have to quarantine. All other travellers must quarantine for 6 days and undergo two tests.

Full info and latest updates about Iceland travel restrictions can be found here.

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%.

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

We'd recommend to fit 2 people in the medium van or up to 4 in the big van. The medium van can easily fit 3 good friends but bear in mind you are all sharing the same bed (although it is large at 160cm wide!)

If you want maximum space and comfort then pick the big van for two people, this one is high enough to stand up straight inside and the top bed can be used for baggage if it’s only two of you.

The small van is very small, think of it as a tent on wheels. We recommend to get this one only if you are on a tight budget but still really want to come. It lacks a lot of the comfort the bigger options have :)

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.

During your week in Iceland, an estimate for what you'll spend is something like this:

  • Fuel - €180 per van
  • Food - If you buy food in supermarket and cook in the van, estimate around €100/person for the week.
  • Dinner at a restaurant - From €30pp incl one drink.
  • Extra activities - These cost usually €60-90 depending on what you choose to do. They are all optional but come highly recommended to try at least some.
  • Drinks - We'll be spending most of our evenings at the camp site. We recommend to pick up alcoholic drinks in the airport before you enter Iceland. A beer at a bar is about €8 and a cocktail €15.
Love Trails Road Trip Iceland

Iceland·June 3 - 10 2022·7 nights

FROM$815/pp