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25 June

Icelandic Lava Trek

Minimum sponsorship option Self funder option
TrekkingTrekking - 5 days
Date: 25 June 2014
Charity Challenge


TrekkingTrekking - 5 days
Place: Southern Highlands, Iceland
Organiser: Charity Challenge
Date: 25 June 2014
Duration/distance: 5 days
Under 18's:
Difficulty: Level 2
Payment options: Payment options explained
Minimum sponsorship option: £195 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option: £195 registration fee + tour cost (no min sponsorship)

Challenge details

The challenge is to trek along the Landmannalaugar route through the Southern Highlands across one of Iceland's most actively volcanic areas.

Iceland is a land of vast empty spaces, crystal clear, pure air and incredible geological diversity. Iceland is the home of some of the greatest wilderness areas Europe has to offer, which are home to sheer cliffs, active volcanoes, glaciers, vast waterfalls, steaming lava fields, deep fjords, boiling pools of mud and spouting geysers! You will cross this stunning terrain on your 'long weekend' expedition.

This is a short, European challenge but do not be fooled into thinking it won't be tough! It involves long days of trekking, difficult terrain and you are expected to lend a hand in setting up camp each evening.

The following items are included in the cost of your challenge:
  • International flights to/from Iceland
  • All internal transfers
  • All meals (including drinking water)
  • All accommodation
  • Group first aid supplies
  • An English speaking challenge leader and a full local support team
  • Relevant back up facilities
  • A Charity Challenge t-shirt
  • Discount from Nomad Travellers Stores for personal equipment

Find out more today
Secure your place on this challenge with one of our charity partners - just click on a charity logo on the right for further details.

Charities with places

Limited charity places are available in Icelandic Lava Trek - click a logo for details about the charity and how it will help you:

  • secure your place in the event
  • raise any sponsorship needed
  • get kit, training advice & race-day support

Choose your own charity

Want to do this challenge for your own charity?
You can do this challenge to raise funds for your favourite charity. To find out more, please click here.