Núpsstaðaskógar - Expedition

8 days trekking including crossing one of Europe's largest outlet glaciers

Day 1-5

Our mission starts with a 5 day hike in South East Iceland and culminates in a crossing of Skeiðarárjökull, Europes largest valley glacier. Starting from the breathtaking Nupstaðaskogar valley we emerge from the lush Icelandic tundra onto the desolate Skeiðarárjökull glacier. A full days hiking will see us across the ice before we ascend the far valley wall. Knife edge ridges and spectacular views are just rewards before a descent into a mythical Icelandic forest!

Day 6

After a well deserved rest we will gear up for a day of ice climbing on one of the many outlet glaciers in the spectacular Skaftafell national park. Using muscles you never knew existed we will swing and kick our way out of deep crevasses and over as many towering seracs as our arms and legs can manage. If the previous 5 days have worn you out don't worry, Skaftafell is a wonderful place to relax, take a short hike or simply chill.

Day 7 - 8

The final two days itinerary takes us to the famous Fimmvörðuháls, threading a path between two icecaps hiding the smouldering giants of Eyjafjallajökull (the flight stopper) and Katla and then down into one of the most beautiful valleys in the whole country, Þórsmörk. A well deserved BBQ and a cold beer will greet us before we return to civilisation (Reykjavik) the next day.

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