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Join us on the ULTIMATE ICELAND FITNESS ADVENTURE.

Come adventure with us where everyday is like hiking in a postcard.

Imagine the spectacular scenery, majestic waterfalls, steaming hot springs and towering volcanoes.

Not to mention ancient and magnificent glaciers.

All the while immersing yourself in the Women’s Fitness Adventures Culture – a community of support of like- minded women, with great conversation, full support and no judgement.

Each step creates opportunities for priceless memories, lasting friendships and breathtaking photo moments.

What are you waiting for?  Come and enjoy the Ultimate Iceland Adventure with us

*Please ensure you read the Booking Terms and Conditions associated with this adventure. They can be found on the FAQ page for this adventure.

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Monday 29th June 2020

Arrival Day to Reykjavik Iceland

Today is arrival day in Reykjavik, Iceland for our Ultimate Iceland Fitness Adventure.

If you are travelling with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader we will provide you with flight details and include your transfer to our accommodation.

Alternatively meet us at the hotel in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland on this day.

Accommodation: Twin share, Ensuite, Hotel

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

After breakfast, we have a morning briefing.

The day is then yours to explore and discover Reykjavik before we regroup for our official Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Twin Share, Ensuite, Hotel

Meals: Breakfast|Group Welcome Dinner

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Reykjavik – Landmannalauger

After a hearty breakfast we meet our guide and drive to the start of the track at Landmannalauger. We pass by many volcanoes along the way.

After lunch at Landmannalauger we hit the trail, heading south into the mountains. We hike past small gorges, steaming hot springs and yellow mountain ridges.

What lies ahead is a fabulous hike – mainly ascent as we make our way to the Hrafntinnusker Mountain Hut for the night.

There is an option today to bathe in the hut pool.

Hiking Distance: 12km

Hiking time: approx. 4-5 hours

Elevation: 470m ascent

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Accommodation: Shared Mountain Hut (note there are no shower facilities)

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Hrafntinnusker – Alftavatn

After another hearty breakfast today’s hike is a descent into the gullies of Jokultungur, filled with plenty of steaming hot springs and mud pools.

We are rewarded along the trail with spectacular views to the south of the Alftavatn area, also known as Swan Lake as well as two magnificent glaciers

Late afternoon we arrive at the Alftavatn Hut where we spend the night.

Rest and relax with a warm shower and hearty meal.

Hiking Distance: 12km

Hiking time: approx. 4-5 hours

Elevation: 490m descent

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Accommodation: Shared Mountain Hut

Friday 3rd July 2020

Alftavatn – Emstrur

It is volcano day today before we hike through what was once farming regions.

Fuelled by breakfast, we hike past the foot of the green conic volcano of Storasula, before we enter the black deserts of Maelifellssandur.

Yet another volcano to inspire – this time we hike past the ancient and verdurous volcano- the Hattfell before venturing to Emstrur where farmers used to graze their sheep in Summer.

With one last jaw dropping vista before the hut, we visit the magnificent canyon of Markarfljot-cut down almost 200m into the rocks at Hattfell.

Late afternoon we arrive at our accommodation at the Emstrur Hut where warm showers await.

Hiking Distance: 16km

Hiking time: approx. 6-7 hours

Elevation: 40 m descent

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Accommodation: Shared Mountain Hut

Saturday 4th July 2020

Emstrur to Porsmork

After breakfast today we continue up and down through small valleys and gullies of Emstrur, where we walk next to the might Myrdalsjokull glacier.

At the end of the day as we descend into the Woods of Thor, the vegetation grows thicker and higher – full of green valleys filled with Arctic Birch Forests and colourful flowers.

Tonight we again stay in one of the local huts on the trail. A warm shower awaits.

Hiking Distance: 17km

Hiking time: approx. 6-7 hours

Elevation: 300m descent

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Accommodation: Shared Mountain Hut

Sunday 5th  July 2020

Porsmork

Today is a day full of choices over trails and a little shorter than the past two days.

There is the option to visit the Songheilr cave (Song Cave), climb up the small mountain of Valahnukur to catch magnificent views or hike into the beautifully carved Canyon Stakkholtsgja.

The oasis between the mountains is also an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature.

Hiking Distance: 5-10km

Hiking time: approx. 2-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Accommodation: Shared mountain hut (with showers)

Monday 6th July 2020

Porsmork- Fimmvorouhals

As our hut tonight is difficult to access by support vehicle, we send our extra luggage back to Reykjavik. Our food and sleeping gear is waiting at tonight’s hut, so we only carry our sleeping bag liner, clothing and toiletries for the night and a little bit of fresh food.

But today is oh so picturesque –  filled with flowers, volcanoes and lava.

Setting off today we cross the river Krossa on a footbridge to enter the magical landscapes of Gooalond – the abode of the Gods.

Nesting at the foot of two glaciers this is a wonderland of ridges and cliffs, covered by a multitude of flowers and grasses.

We continue up through the hills leading to the pass of Fimmvorouhals, walking along the Kattarhryggir ridges with views to the impressive mountain of Utigonguhofoi up to Morinsheior heath. At the end of the plateau we enjoy a view of the lava stream that flowed down form the volcano in 2010.

We cross brand new lava at the foot of magnificent red craters.

We view the lava and craters from a hill on the other side, before crossing the neves of the high pass of Fimmvorouhals to get to our hut between two glaciers.

Hiking Distance: 12-14km

Hiking time: approx. 6-7 hours

Ascent: 900metres

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch|Dinner

Accommodation: Shared Mountain Hut (with showers)

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Fimmvorouhals- Skogar-Reykjavik – Blue Lagoon

After a night between the glaciers we head down to Skogar.

At first, the path takes us over a desolate heath and past an old hut that offers limited shelter.

As we come alongside the river Skogaa, we follow it along, exploring the many hidden gorges and waterfalls, all the way to the famous Skogafoss waterfall. The scenery here is  spectacular.

We arrive into Skogafoss before a bus transfer to Reykjavik and our hotel near the Blue Lagoon.

A late arrival tonight and an opportunity to refresh at the hotel.

Dinner tonight is your own arrangement.

Accommodation: Hotel  twin share

Hiking Distance: 12-13km

Hiking time: approx. 6-7 hours

Ascent: 1000 metres

Meals: Breakfast|Lunch

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Today we get to enjoy the Special Package at the world famous Blue Lagoon.

Relax in the milky blue waters of the Blue Lagoon as you wade about, enjoying a cold drink and covering your face with the algae and silica mud masks.

Dinner tonight is our Awards Dinner – the perfect ending and a celebration of our Ultimate Iceland Adventure.

Accommodation: Hotel twin share

Meals: Breakfast|Dinner

Thursday 9th July 2020

After a hearty breakfast, today is departure day.

If travelling with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W. Leader, then airport transfer is included.

Meals: Breakfast

Here's What You Get

FITNESS TRAINING

Our Ultimate Iceland Adventure is a demanding hike that requires a high level of fitness (graded moderate plus).

Women’s Fitness Adventures provides the opportunity to attend  monthly hike training sessions within the greater Brisbane area.

This monthly training is included in your package.

We advise you do as much training as you can before the trip.  The more you train for this hike, the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

An additional and optional Specialised Adventure Training package is available for this hike. This will be made available after initial booking

Non Brisbane residents have a monthly call and online training provided.

Fitness Goals

If you’re at a beginner/intermediate level AND are keen to do this adventure, we can help you meet your goals.

An additional and optional Specialised Adventure Training package is available for this hike. This will be made available after initial booking.

ACCOMMODATION

Our accommodation is a mixture of Hotel rooms in Reykjavik (twin share) and Mountain Huts along the trail.

The Mountain Huts are Group Share accommodation and we will be sharing the hut with other hikers. They are kitted out for warmth and functionality, with a fireplace and kitchen area.

There are bathroom facilities however on Night One of the trail, there is no option for a shower.

MEALS

All trekking meals and snacks are included.

We have allowed for flexibility with meals on the days where the arrival time may be late or there are optional activities.

Please refer to each days itinerary for inclusions.

Whilst we do not supply alcohol, you are welcome to bring your own. Alcohol in Iceland is expensive so you may wish to purchase some duty free before you arrive – please check with local laws.

Remember alcohol is dehydrating and the goal is to hike each day.

Should you have any special snacks that you can’t live without, you are welcome to bring these with you.

YOUR LEADERS

Your experienced Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W. Leader is with you all the way.

From the moment you arrive in Reykjavik (or if you are travelling there together) until the time you leave she will be your ultimate fan and support.

Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and is your first point of call once you are on the adventure.

 

GEAR AND EQUIPMENT

Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for the Ultimate Iceland Adventure.

If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

Your C.R.E.W Leaders are carrying Emergency Communications Equipment and a group first aid kit.

SAFETY

Safety is our number one priority. Your C.R.E.W Leader is fully trained in Remote Area First Aid and your Guides hold the Senior First Aid Qualifications.

All guides and leaders have current CPR Qualifications.

In the event of extreme weather conditions, the adventure may vary from the itinerary. Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

 

KNOWLEDGE

Our Ultimate Iceland Adventure comes with a dedicated, local and professional hiking guide.

Our guide, along with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader, who is there to support YOU, will ensure that you leave with not only knowledge of magical Iceland, but also priceless memories.

These elements, along with our amazing C.R.E.W make our  multi day hikes transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

FRIENDSHIP

From the moment you book on to the Ultimate Iceland Fitness Adventure, you will begin to make new friends. It all starts with the training.

Our adventurers tell us that they love the opportunities of meeting others before the adventure in the Closed Facebook Group or in person at training.

Many of our members have gone on to become great friends. You can read some of the friendship stories by clicking here.

PRICELESS MEMORIES

Our multi day hikes are transformational. Some kind of “magic” happens with the group.

Here is what Melinda said about her Italian Adventure in 2019

“It was just the level of fun! The comradeship and sense of adventure was great with the entire group of ladies. Also the fact that every single step was never repeated. The variety of walks was super. The adventure was coordinated so well and ran like clockwork” Cinque Terre, Italy 2019.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What you carry

    You will only need day packs to carry your water and snacks for the day.  You may also have personal items that you might like to carry along such as extra clothing, wet weather gear, sunscreen and camera. The weight of this would vary around 7-8kg.

    A comprehensive gear list will be supplied to you long before the adventure so that you can feel confident that you have the right gear.

    Within a few weeks of your booking being confirmed, you will have access to your Gear and Packing list.

    By sticking to the list, you will be well prepared for the Ultimate Iceland Adventure.

    If you are new to adventures and do not have the gear, please hold off until our Member Night at the Adventure store or your first training session where you can talk to your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader

    Women’s Fitness Adventures regularly holds information and education evenings with our preferred Adventure store partners.

    At these events you will be able to receive professional advice, adventure specific information, a fun night out and the Women’s Fitness Adventures Members’ discount on equipment purchases on the night.

  • Fitness Level

    Our Ultimate Iceland Fitness Adventure is graded as moderate plus.  It requires a reasonably high level of fitness due to the varied terrain, weather conditions and the duration of each days hike. The tracks are well graded and marked.

    The days are varied, with some days being ascent only and others descent.

    Our Ultimate Iceland Adventure is a demanding hike that requires a high level of fitness (graded moderate plus).

    Women’s Fitness Adventures provides the opportunity to attend  monthly hike training sessions within the greater Brisbane area.

    This monthly training is included in your package.

    We advise you do as much training as you can before the trip.  The more you train for this hike, the easier you will handle the terrain and the more you will enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

    An additional and optional Specialised Adventure Training package is available for this hike. This will be made available after initial booking

    Non Brisbane residents have a monthly call and online training provided.

    Fitness Goals

    If you’re at a beginner/intermediate level AND are keen to do this adventure, we can help you meet your goals.

    An additional and optional Specialised Adventure Training package is available for this hike. This will be made available after initial booking.

  • Weather

    July is the hottest month in Iceland, with average temperatures of 10-15 degrees. The weather can often change quickly, with warm air coming from the Caribbean on the Gulf Stream and Arctic air coming in from the north. A bit like 4 seasons in one day.

    There is also no darkness in July. We will still be able to sleep, with the help of blackout curtains.

    It is important to come along with an open mind ready for an awesome experience whatever the weather, whoever the group. Weather can be unpredictable.

    In the event of extreme weather conditions, the adventure may vary from the itinerary. Please be aware of this and accept this as part of the adventure. Your personal safety is our highest priority.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    The following is INCLUDED as part of the adventure:

    • All transfers from Reykjavik airport to the hotel if travelling with your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • All transfers that form part of the daily activity whilst on the adventure
    • Nightly accommodation – twin share hotel or Mountain Hut
    • Your Women’s Fitness Adventures C.R.E.W Leader
    • All necessary permits & Licenses
    • Public Liability insurance
    • Comprehensive First Aid kit and emergency communications equipment
    • 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
    • Snacks on the trail
    • Entry to the Blue Lagoon

     

     

    The following are not included

    • airfares
    • visas, passport costs
    • vaccinations & medical expenses
    • Travel Insurance
    • transfers other than specified
    • tips and gratuities
    • alcohol
    • souvenirs & gifts
    • meals & food not specified in the itinerary
    • entrance fees unless specified
    • items of a personal nature
  • Booking Terms and Condition

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    (including cancellation policy)

    Please read carefully the terms and conditions of this contract.

    These should also be read in conjunction with the website Terms and Conditions. (Please click here)

    In completing and submitting the Booking Form, you agree to be bound by these conditions which constitute the agreement between Women’s Fitness Adventures ABN 99 126 975 880 and you.

    No purported variation of these conditions will be effective unless in writing and signed by a person so authorised by Women’s Fitness Adventures. In these terms and conditions reference to “Women’s Fitness Adventures representatives” means staff of Women’s Fitness Adventures and its officers, employees, agents, licensees, guides and other third parties and representatives and the land management authorities in each country in which the tour is conducted, or any of them.

    Prices

    All prices are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice. The price is only guaranteed once paid for in full by you.

    Price changes can occur between the time you make a reservation and the date of full payment.

    Factors influencing price changes can be currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and other provider increases outside of our control.

    Payment terms and cancellation policy

    Please note the payment terms including the cancellation policy.

    • An initial non refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure your place on this adventure.
    • Once a booking is confirmed, payment must be received within the payment terms as advised by Women’s Fitness Adventures in the table below.
    • Failure to pay within the deadline will result in automatic cancellation of your booking.
    • Payments are accepted by direct deposit, by cheque or by credit card. There are no surcharges for bookings made through the Women’s Fitness Adventures website
    • When your credit card is processed by Women’s Fitness Adventures you agree to not have your payment ‘charged back’ or reversed by your credit card provider where the services have been provided
    • Direct Deposit payments can be made to the following account with the adventure and your initials as the reference

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    BSB 084-447

    Account: 837616982

     

    Payment terms and Cancellation Policy

     

    All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to info@womensfitnessadventures.com. Your cancellation date is the date when written notification is received.

    Payment Terms

    Payment Due Date Amount
    On Booking  (25% non refundable Deposit)
    September 30th, 2019 $1975
    November 30th, 2019 $1580
    February 15th, 2020 $2370

    Cancellation Policy

    Notification Received by

    Women’s Fitness Adventures

    Cancellation Charge
    Before September 30th 2019 Total loss of deposit
    Between & Including
    September 30th & November 29th 2019
    50% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including
    November 30th 2019 & February 14th 2020
    70% of full adventure cost
    Between & Including
    February 15th 2020 & Departure Date
    100% of full adventure cost
    After Scheduled Adventure 100% of full adventure cost

    *As our adventures are so popular, please be aware that if you cancel your place, it will most likely be taken by someone else so you should consider this carefully. No refunds are provided should you have to leave the adventure early.

     

    Travel Insurance

     

    Travel insurance must be taken out at this point and a copy of your Travel Documentation supplied with your completed Participant Document to guarantee your place.

    • Please make sure that you read, understand and accept all of the fine print contained within your insurance policy before purchase to ensure it covers all of your personal requirements.
    • Please ensure your Travel Insurance covers you for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death, loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. It is also important to read the fine print in relation to parents over the age of 80 and what is included/excluded from your policy. If using your credit card insurance, please check the terms and conditions on this before booking with us.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures and its partners are not liable for any out of pocket expenses that insurance will not cover and will not be held responsible financially or in kind should your insurance not cover your personal circumstances.

    Adventure Inclusions

    • Note that prices are per person.
    • Prices are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at the time of publication.
    • As per the itinerary

     

    Itineraries and brochures

     

    Itineraries and other details are published in good faith as statements of intention only and reasonable changes in the itinerary and related items may be made where deemed necessary or advisable by Women’s Fitness Adventures.

    The information contained in Women’s Fitness Adventures website, Facebook Pages, brochures, itineraries, and any other published content, is to the best of Women’s Fitness Adventures knowledge, correct at the time of publication.

     

    Route changes, Postponement, Cancellation or Delay.

     

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to:

    • Cancel or modify any routes within the adventures or objectives set out in the itinerary; or
    • Substitute different or equivalent routes within the adventures in place of cancelled or modified routes, or
    • Postpone, cancel or delay (either in relation to the departure or arrival times or the duration of the adventures) any such aspect of the tour if, at the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures, it is necessary to do so due to inclement weather, snow or icy conditions or conditions that are otherwise likely to be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions whether political or military or terrorist or otherwise or if, in the absolute discretion of Women’s Fitness Adventures there is a likelihood of any such event occurring which may impact upon the safety of the participants, or if an act or omission of a third party prevents the tour or the aspect of the tour being undertaken in accordance with your booking or for any other reason considered necessary by Women’s Fitness Adventures.
    • In the event of any change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay under this condition, you acknowledge that you will have no right of refund of the adventure price (whether in whole or in part) and no right to claim compensation for any injury, loss or damage or other additional expenses incurred by virtue of the change, modification, cancellation postponement or delay.
    • Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves, at its absolute discretion, the right to cancel any tour due to any government travel warning or advice, or any change in such warning or advice. Travel insurance may compensate you depending on the circumstances.

     

    Cancellation by Women’s Fitness Adventures.

     

    Cancellation by Women’s Fitness Adventures. 

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure and will advise you of such cancellations no later than 60 days before the adventure departure date.

    If due to ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice, Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel a departure at any time. With any form of cancellation, Women’s Fitness Adventures will do it’s best to offer you alternative arrangements if available, and if the price of your alternative adventure is of lower value than the original booking we will refund the difference to you. If you do not accept alternative arrangements we will refund all payments you have made to Women’s Fitness Adventures, (in case of ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs). Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.

    Force Majeure Women’s Fitness Adventures will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ definition means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Women’s Fitness Adventures and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes.

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserve the right either before or during the course of the adventure to refuse to carry or accommodate any client which it reasonably considers, in the light of the best interests of all participants within the adventure group and crew, to be unsuitable by reason of physical or mental condition or unruly behaviour.

    Cancellation due to small adventure numbers. 

    Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right to cancel any adventure prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked on the adventure. In this case, you will be given a full refund of the amount already paid by you. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes or annual leave).

    We require a minimum of 11 trekkers for The Ultimate Iceland Fitness Adventure. If numbers do not reach this level we reserve the right to cancel, or change the dates of the adventure or refer you to another existing adventure.

    Adventure numbers are regularly reviewed and we will notify you of any cancellations no later than 60 days prior to your selected trek.

    Medical Disclosure. It is your responsibility and you must advise women’s Fitness Adventures of any pre-existing medical condition and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention while on our tours. Women’s Fitness Adventures or our suppliers may require additional medical assessment by a medical practitioner. Women’s Fitness Adventures reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your booking and refund the money paid by you, less any unrecoverable costs. Women’s Fitness Adventures also reserves the right to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

     

Here Is What Other Women Say About Our Adventures

” Knowing the leaders has been a most positive part of my life. From the very beginning I have been encouraged to do my best. Everything about the adventures has been amazing” Mt Koscuisko 2017

Merlene Madge

“It was just the level of fun! The comradeship and sense of adventure was great with the entire group of ladies. Also the fact that every single step was never repeated. The variety of walks was super. The adventure was coordinated so well and ran like clockwork” Cinque Terre, Italy 2019.

Melinda Schulte