A home for disabled people in the Channel Island of Jersey is organising a special trip to Iceland: a hike lasting several days covering some of the country’s more stunning terrain.
The Jersey Cheshire Home is running the event, called Trek Iceland 2011. In a statement from the organisers, “trekkers will need to be fit, a stark contrast to the people they will be supporting in this ‘adventure’. With its striking mix of volcanic terrain dotted with streaming lava fields, glaciers, waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and geysers, this Trek will not be for the faint-hearted. The journey will be well worth the challenge though. Picturesque Icelandic landscape will provide breathtaking views and memories that will not easily be forgotten, all the while knowing that efforts will go to supporting the Home. This is what will keep the participants going.”
The hike itself begins at Landmannahellir, an area of stunning natural beauty, and continues through Landmannalaugar, Álftavatn, Emstrur, and so into Reykjavík, covering a total of five days.
The trek is open to anyone in good physical condition who is 18 years of age at the start of the event. Registration and a full itinerary can be found here.