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Review. Hiking in Iceland «Walk on Mars»

Irina Kochergina 

Translated from Russian

Organization   

The organization is good. All the information sent in advance, so the issues did not arise. My friend and I arrived to the campsite at night, the novel, the instructor met us and helped to set up the tent (at the time we didn't know how to do it). Throughout the route did not have a strict schedule, it was possible to stay anywhere and be photographed. In the second part of the campaign, when they started hitchhiking, all noted points on the map and it also did not have troubles.
The only advice: in my opinion you need to add the cost of a bus ticket "Reykjav?k - Landmannalaugar" to the cost of the tour. As this amount is not small and in any case everyone will have to pay. I think it will help future participants to calculate the additional spending in this country.

Food   

This was the first hike in my life and I was expecting a more scarce food. Prepare delicious and a lot. But for me the food was heavy, in the future I will keep in mind and try to consider this point in advance. One of my clearest memories is of freshly brewed coffee early in the morning at the foot of skogafoss waterfall :-)

Instructor - Roman Flys   

The novel sets the mood of the entire campaign. It's easy and pleasant to communicate with, he does not hurry the group and does not set a rigid time frame. Thereby gives the opportunity to really enjoy the moment and the beauty around.

General opinion   

For me the trekking in Iceland is an unforgettable experience, an overwhelming state of happiness, breaking boundaries and stereotypes, meeting new and interesting people out of the comfort zone and soul-searching! Very glad I set out on this journey with Marshrut travel club.
From personal experience: 1 - be sure to bring trekking poles and moisturizer after the first few days from wind and cold water the skin dries and starts to crack, for me it was a problem; 2 - don't skimp on gear ; 3 - be sure to try the volcanic bread (not the supermarket!), for me it was one of the most exciting taste experiences!

Response of administration

The cost of the bus in Landmannalaugar included in the additional costs, which is route description. In our practice there were cases when participants traveled in Landmannalaugar alone (hitchhiking), and therefore do not include these costs in the cost of the tour, although you specify them in the additional costs (not ready to hitchhiking).
On improving the supply of constantly working, trying to make it nutritious and delicious.
Thanks for the feedback!

Tour Information

Incredible travel which resembles a walk on Mars, as we see improbable lava fields, thermal valleys and huge glaciers. During the hike we overcome several unique valleys, swim in the Atlantic Ocean and visit an ice lagoon where glacier slowly slides into the ocean. Also we visit fabulous waterfalls, geysers and thermal Blue Lagoon. This trip is likely to be the best travel of the year or even the best travel of life.

Duration - 14 days

Level - medium/high

Nearest hikes:
28 July – 10 August 2019
11–24 August 2019
25 August – 7 September 2019
12–25 July 2020

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