Iceland Mountains & Coast

teen summer hiking, sea kayaking, & glacier hiking


Trip Details

  • Start: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • End: Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Age Range: 14-16
  • Challenge Level (1-10): 5
  • Tuition: $4799 (airfare not included)

Trip Dates

  • July 8 - July 20 (Available)
  • July 24 - August 5 (Available)

Trip Highlights

  • Hike in famous Vatnajökull National Park and soak in hot springs
  • Sea kayak at dusk past Mt. Kirkjufell
  • Hike with professional guides on a volcanic ash covered glacier
  • Visit the largest puffin colony in the world
  • Explore iconic Reykjavik

Trip Overview

Hike, paddle, and explore the towering waterfalls and deep fjords of Iceland’s southern rim on this epic 13-day adventure. Straddle glaciers and waterfalls on one side and take in the dramatic cliffs above the Atlantic on the other; we’ve crafted an action-packed trip to experience a highlight reel of Iceland’s beauty. You’ll sea kayak at twilight to witness an Icelandic night sky, experience a world-class glacier on foot, explore some of the tallest waterfalls in Europe, venture onto the most puffin-dense island in the world, hike Vatnajökull National Park, and take dips in hot springs along the way. Wrap up this adventure with a day of exploring Reykjavik alongside your crew of new friends!

Arrivals and Midnight Sea Kayaking

Arrivals and Midnight Sea Kayaking

Our group will meet up at Iceland’s primary airport just outside of Reykjavik before transferring north to the quaint and beautiful fishing village of Akranes to shake off the jetlag. After kicking things off with our first hike of the trip, we’ll continue toward Snæfellsjökull National Park for a midday nap to prepare for an Iceland summer classic: midnight sea kayaking past iconic Mt. Kirkjufell. Once we’re off the water, we’ll kick off the next section of our adventure in Iceland’s South Region.

Waterfalls and Glacier Hiking

Waterfalls and Glacier Hiking

What would a trip to Iceland be without experiencing some of the largest waterfalls in Europe? We’ll trek to the majestic Seljalandsfoss waterfall and maybe even have the chance to view the 60-meter falls from the carved cavern behind the powerful falls. Next, we’ll meet up with our professional guides, gear up, and head out on the volcanic ash-covered Sólheimajökull Glacier.

Vestmannaeyjar Island, Skaftafell, and Reykjavik

Vestmannaeyjar Island, Skaftafell, and Reykjavik

After our adventure on the Sólheimajökull Glacier, we’ll hop on a ferry to make our way to Vestmannaeyjar, a remote island famous for its dense puffin population. After spotting, and taking more than a few pictures with these beautiful birds, we will hike and enjoy the rugged topography of the island before snuggling up in our sleeping bags in our coastal campsite right. Back on the mainland, we’ll push on further east to spend a few days in one of Iceland’s most famous national parks, Vatnajökull National Park, and in Skaftafell within the Park. Our days will be packed with rewarding day hikes with epic views and awe-inspiring sunsets. We will close out our exploration rich trip by celebrating in Reykjavik.

To check trip availability, please call 207.725.7025, or email info@apogeeadventures.com for more information.