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Northern Lights Trek

Explore Iceland's stunning scenery; from colourful mountains and volcanic landscapes to hot springs. Surrounded by beautiful lake and mountain scenery,  we may even be dazzled by the spectacular Northern Lights.

Our challenge begins by trekking to the shores of Lake Þingvallavatn; Iceland's largest natural lake. We then hike to the Vörðuskeggi Mountain Pass and have chance to explore the impressive Geothermal Valley - full of hot springs, bubbling mud pools and colourful minerals. 

The trek will be challenging; hiking across snow covered landscapes and conquering mountain passes. However, the chance of witnessing the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis will keep us motivated! We’ll then celebrate our achievements in the bright lights of Reykjavik! Join us in the land of fire and ice on this memorable long weekend adventure!

Travel with Confidence

We know there are a lot of things to consider before you get back out into the world so we've put together our new Travel with Confidence policy, outlining the steps we and our suppliers are taking to make sure that you are safe. Just click on the link above to explore our policy, and if you need to know more then don't hesitate to get in touch.

Optional Single Occupancy Supplement

In line with our Travel with Confidence policy, we've significantly reduced the cost of single occupancy for solo adventurers - click here to find out more.

Climate Care

We believe that we all have a responsibility to help fight climate change and as a company, we are committed to offsetting as much of the carbon generated by our challenges as we possibly can. With this in mind, we will plant 15 trees for every open participant who takes part in the challenge. For further information on our climate care strategy, click here.

Key Points

Challenge Duration

Challenge Duration 5 days

Activity Duration

Activity Duration 3 days

Challenge Distance

Challenge Distance 30km (approx)

Challenge Grading

Challenge Grading Tough

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Type Hotel and Dorms

Min. Numbers Required

Min. Numbers Required 15

Challenge Highlights

A chance to experience the awe-inspiring Northern Lights Trek through the fascinating Geothermal Valley Explore the beautiful rift valley lake of Þingvallavatn Celebrate our achievements in Reykjavic

Why Choose Global Adventure Challenges

  • A dedicated Customer Care team supports each participant from registration, and are always on hand to answer queries.
  • We are supported on the challenge by a highly experienced in-country ground handler.
  • Flexible payment plans are available that enable the cost of the challenge to be spread over the preceding months leading up to the event.


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