Núpsstaðaskógar - Expedition

6 days in total and 4 days trekking including crossing one of Europe's largest outlet glaciers

Day 1

Our mission starts with a pick up in Reykjavik and then drives you to the south east of Iceland with a few stops on the way. We will drive off road for a good half hour before we stop at our campsite, here we will eat and enjoy the beautiful area, you can even have a cold waterfall shower if you dare.

Day 2

Day two starts with a bang as we hike next to a stunning meandering river which leads us up to a small climb in the cliffs (protected) the climb is most definitely worth it when you get to see the view from the top. We will continue up the breathtaking Nupstaðaskogar valley until we are high on the plateau above Skeiðarárjökull. We will camp here for the night.

Day 3

Today we will cross the mighty Skeiðarárjökull, this can be a long day but at the end of it we will reach arguably Icelands finest camping spot. this really is an amazing place.

Day 4
As if things couldn't get any better? well, they do. This day sees us ascend up the Skaftafell range surrounded by an incredible rainbow of colours due to the rhyolite in the rock, knife edge ridges and calving glaciers far below us. We will summit the highest mountain around with fine panoramic views. After this we will descend to our campsite at around 500m.

Day 5
Today begins with a gentle descent into one of the oldest birch forests in Iceland. Once down we have a more relaxed walk out into civilisation
A well deserved meal and a cold beer will greet us before we return to (Reykjavik) the next day.
This night will be in a campsite.

Day 6

Return to Reykjavik with some stops to break up the journey.

Pick up and drop off from Reykjavik
A qualified and experienced guide
All technical safety equipment (harness/crampons)
Campsite fees

Not included
Food (Can be arranged for an extra cost)
Camping equipment (You can rent from us)

This is a summer trek so we will run tours in July and August
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Núpsstaðaskógar - Expedition

"Unreal views and great guiding
I did a guided trip in Iceland with Dan and it was a fantastic experience! We were hiking over some pretty slippery terrain near Skeiðarárjökull glacier. The conditions were tough at times but Dan made sure everyone felt safe. He was very attentive during the hike especially when crossing the more challenging areas. I would definitely recommend Dan as a guide. He is really good at assessing when to push you a little beyond your comfort zone and when you need a hand. Thanks for the awesome trip Dan!"

Lonesome dove, Tripadvisor

No staycation for us! We did an amazing trekking with Pict expeditions in July 2020.
We had the most breathtaking campsites into the wild: overviewing the glacier or our own Garden of Eden: tents with a view! And with Dan, you can't have a better guide. He's very qualified as an trekking guide, climber and alpinist, very responsable: he knows how to take care of a group, even if you haven't much experience. After a few days of hiking, we did that amazing initiation of iceclimbing: A real experience! I can only recommand this trip... Don't hesitate, because this all-in trip is one of the best trips ever!

Annelise Van Der Berg, Facebook

Núpsstaðaskógar - Expedition
Núpsstaðaskógar - Expedition