Halla aka Ms. Moon from Iceland loves outdoor activities such as rock climbing, biking and hiking she sometimes works as a private tourguide taking people on joyful hiking journeys out in the wilderness of Iceland and she spices it up with spiritual events and lots of humor, yoga and meditation practise.
Halla has been working as a healer over 20 years. She is a certified Reiki master, Hypnosis Therapist, Astrology Reader, Bowen therapist and loves to practice yoga andmeditation. During summer time she performs Shamanic drum healing journeys out in the beautiful nature of Iceland in a tipi tent.
Landmannalaugar – Álftavatn – Emstrur – Þórsmörk – Eyjafjallajökull/ Skógar
Drive: 150 min from Reykjavik
Terrain: Rough lava fields, snow, smooth trails, crossing rivers
5 days backpack trip
Sleep in a tent
Total average trip per day 4 – 6 hours
Height gain: ~1200 meter
This is a 5 days trip that I have done few times in the past and this summer 2013 I am planning on going from 5 – 9 of July. This trip is going to be a bit special because I am gathering a group of people who have two things in common. One is everybody loves hiking and two everybody is single but by the end of the trip some of the members might not be single anymore. So basically this is a modern way of gathering single nature loving people on a five days journey with the aim of sharing each other company with open heart, lots of humor and the will to create real plesure and joy out of this adventure. Both Gay, Lesbians, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight people are welcome to join this tour. You simply sign up by send email to Halla on her address
. Tell Halla a little bit about yourself such as when you plan to arrive to Iceland, how experienced hiker you are and also good to know if you like to share a tent with some of the other hikers on the trip. You will need to bring your own hiking gear, food, sleeping bag and other accessories. As everybody on this trip is responsible for their own luggage. You can get further information by sending email directly to Halla kindly before 29th of June 2013. This trip will be filled with many entertaining suppliments such as yoga and meditation practise and story telling filled with lots and lots of laughter.
Day 1. We will start this trip at Landmannalaugar which is located in the highlands of Iceland. In Landmannalaugar we can take a bath in natural hotsprings and even take a short hike in the area before the actual hike starts (only for those who have good endurance, the rest of the group can chilled in the hotsprings while the active ones hike in the area). Then we start to hike from Landmannalaugar to Álftavatn. Wonderful journey can expect some snow on the trails and we gain hights of ca 800 m. We camp out at Álftavatn.
Day 2. For the active ones we can hike about around the area in Álftavatn then we continue our hike to Emstrur there will be few rivers to cross so good to have extra shoes and plastic bags for those occations. On the way we will also wander through black desert, rather stunning landscape. We camp out at Emstrur.
Day 3. From Emstrur we hike towards Básar in Þórsmörk on the way we will pass by amazing and sublime canyon called Markarfljót. Again we will have to cross some glacier rivers. We camp out in Básar for two nites as it is wonderful to take day hikes in that area. We will also have a stock of food in Básar so this is going to be a nice fiesta for BBQ and grand meals and beverage for those who like to make a proper ,,skál,, a toast to celebrate this beautiful destination.
Day 4. A lovely day hike in this area. There are truly many hiking trails and options to choose from in this location Básar in Þórsmörk and participants can make their free choice of where to go on day 4. We will simply view them all once we are there. But to name few you can hike to Valahnjúkur 468 m. Stakkholtsgjá wich is a beautiful little creek with a little stream in it. Tindfjöll, Húsadalur and Hvannárgil just to name few. Overnite again in Básar.
Day 5. We hike from Básar to the top of the famous glacier named Eyjafjallajökull that is mostly famous for erupting in 2010 and so many international as well as domestic flights got cancelled for almost one month. It is stunning to hike thru this area as the lava is still warm and you will see heat strokes steam up from the lava. Highest gain ca 1200 m. We will end the trip in Skógar where we take a bus back to Reykjavik.
So if you are single and feeling adventures please sign up and join us for this trip there is no charge fee for this trip you simply buy your own food supplies, campsite fee and share cost of shipping extra food into Básar and ofcourse you will have to pay your own bus ticket from destination Reykjavik-Landmannalaugar-Skógar-Reykjavik. To sign up for this tour you simply send email to Halla on
Take with you:
Tent,sleeping bag, sleeping mattrasse, back pack, first aid kit, toilet bag, 1 wc roll, food, drinks, sun glasses, hiking canes or sticks good when you have to wade rivers and also to take off pressure from your knees and hips when you go downhill, extra shoes to wade rivers, pocket knife, water bottle, Duct tape, earplugs, towel, sewing kit, warm clothes and clothes that are wind and water proofed. Comfortable hiking boots that you are used to. Good spirit and lots of laughter.
Attn: There is a stove at the camp site to cook food but recommended to take a little travelling primus with you to make quick hotdrinks and to cook dry foodpacks.