Expedition

Iceland Crossing

Cross 300km of Iceland’s most beautiful landscapes on foot, bike, and packraft. Enjoy incredible views of volcanoes, glaciers, pristine verdant valleys, rivers, and the wildest hot springs. Iceland means experiencing all four seasons in a day. For adventure seekers, this expedition is for you!

  • Fitness
  • Technique
  • Environment
  • July 10-21, 2019
  • 300km
    North to South
  • 12 days
    Door to door
  • Activities
    Trekking, Mountain Biking, Packrafting
  • €3950
    Price
  • 25
    Participants
18 available slots
out of 25

Route & Maps

DAY BY DAY

  • Wednesday, July 10

Meet between 14:00 (2pm) and 16:00 (4pm) at Reykjavik–Keflavik International Airport.
Transfer to the Training Camp: a 1.5-hour drive (near Lake Hvitan).
Spend the night at camp with the 25 participants, staff, and volunteers.

  • Thursday, July 11, and Friday, July 12

2 days preparing for the expedition: learn camping, orienteering, and first aid techniques for the backcountry, as well as how to packraft in whitewater.
Spend the evenings and nights in training camp with the 25 participants, staff, and volunteers.

  • Saturday, July 13

Transfer to Akureyri (3hr drive), the starting point for the expedition.
Trek +/- 50km over two days. Nights spent camping in the backcountry.

  • Monday, July 15

Arrive at Laugarfell hot springs and pick up bikes.
Ride +/- 200km ove r3 days. Nights spent camping in the backcountry.

  • Wednesday, July 17

Arrive at the halfway base camp. Drop off bikes and pick up packrafting gear.
Spend night in camp with staff and volunteers.

  • Thursday, July 18

Packraft 80km in 2 days.
Spend night camping in the backcountry

  • Friday, July 19

Arrive at your final destination. Spend the night at the Explora Project Finish Camp with staff and volunteers.

  • Saturday, July 20

Transfer to Reykjavik. Morning check-in at a guest house in downtown Reykjavik.
Free time until 16:00 (4pm) and then attend the celebration banquet that includes the souvenir film and photos of the week.
Spend night at guest house.

  • Sunday, July 21

Transfer to Reykjavik–Keflavik International Airport and fly home.

 

Activities

Our expeditions involve several different modes of locomotion (foot, bike, packraft,...).
On this trip, the packraft section may be replaced with mountain biking or trekking.

Departures & Prices

From To Adult price <21 years old  
Jul 10, 2019 Jul 21, 2019 3950 € 3160 € Register

Included

  • 2 day-training camp taught by professional guides (rafting, first aid, orienteering, etc.).
  • Camping and orienteering gear: tents, gas stove, maps of Iceland, GPS device.
  • Food: freeze-dried meals for every day of the expedition and fresh meals at each base camp.
  • Gear for the mountain biking and packrafting sections.
  • Trekking: TSL Outdoor pair of hiking poles, 1 Explora Project hat.
  • 4 base camps: fresh meals, heated tents, doctors and medical care, internet access.
  • Accommodations: 1 night in a guest house in Reykjavik on Saturday, July 20, 6 nights camping in the backcountry, and 5 nights at the various base camps.
  • Logistics and transfers in country.
  • Photos and a souvenir film.
  • Finisher medal and EPIC Banquet!

Not-included

  • International flight (approx. €350 from Paris/Geneva/London, etc.).
  • Your personal gear (see mandatory gear list).
  • Everything not specified in the “Included” section.
  • Emergency evacuation / repatriation insurance
List of required gear for participants
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Companions

Would you like to provide support to your friend(s) and/or family without participating in the expedition?

From Wednesday, July 10, to Saturday, July 13, join us at training camp and participate in the 2-day training course if you like. Or simply join us to admire Iceland's breathtaking landscapes.

On Saturday, July 13, we will drop you off in Reykjavik where you can choose to either return home or spend a week in Iceland waiting for the expedition to end. We can provide you with plenty of recommendations of where to sightsee!

From To Adult price <21 years old  
Jul 10, 2019 Jul 21, 2019 850 € 680 € Register

Included

  • 3 nights in Base Camp: fresh meals, heated tents, doctors and medical care, internet access.
  • 2 day-training camp taught by professional guides (rafting, first aid, orienteering, etc.).
  • Accommodations: 3 nights at Base Camp / 1 night in a guest house in Reykjavik on Saturday, July 13 or 20 (your choice).

Not-included:

  • International flight (approx. €350 from Paris/Geneva/London, etc..).
  • Your personal gear (see mandatory gear list).
  • Everything not specified in the “Included” section.
  • The EPIC Award Banquet in Reykjavik on Saturday, July 20 (additional fee).
  • Travel insurance.

 

 

List of required gear for companions
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Terms and conditions to participate

For whom?
You can register for the expedition alone, as a couple, as a family, or with a group of friends!

Is this a group expedition?
The group participates in the training course and start together, but after just a few meters, choose your own route, travel at your own pace, and experience the challenge in your own style! Stay with others or head out on your own. Everyone will meet at the Finish Base Camp on Friday, July 19, and then, at the Banquet in Reykjavik on Saturday night, celebrate successfully completing the expedition!

  • Fitness
    Fitness
    Be in good enough shape to carry a 12kg backpack for several hours.
  • Skills
    Skills
    You must know how to swim (for the packraft section and for crossing the rivers and streams) and ride a biek.
  • Motivation
    Motivation
    All fired up for an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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