6 day hiking and knitting over Fimmvörðuháls
This adventurous and sporty tour is a combination of hiking and knitting. Combined with the visit of the Þingborg wool centre and the Skógar Folk Museum, the Fimmvörðuháls hike will be an unforgettable knitting experience, with spectacular nature and exciting geological features. We’ll get to knit at the site of a short eruption, which happened just before the now famous one of Eyjafjallajökull. The trail goes from the great Skógarfoss waterfall, up between the two glaciers, onto and then over the recently formed lava, passing right by the two new craters, Magni and Móði, before descending to the magical nature reserve of Þórsmörk. All the way, Hélène will give us an insight into the Icelandic knitting tradition with focus on the colorful traditional shoe-inserts and the unique Icelandic intarsia. We may also try knitting while walking like men and women did back in the day, when time should not be wasted! Accommodation in guesthouses and mountain huts.
12th – 18th August confirmed departure!
Tours are operated mainly in English but Héléne is bilingual in French.
A lexical of knitting terms in German/English/French/Icelandic is available during the tour.
Price: 245.000 ISK per person
Not included in price: flights to and from Keflavík International airport
Single supplement (only available in Reykjavík): 14.000 ISK (limited availability)
Group size: 6 - 12
Included in price:
1 guide/knitting instructor
1 night at a comfortable country hotel, dressed beds, private facilities.
2 nights at a guesthouse in Reykjavík, dressed beds, shared facilities and breakfast included.
3 nights in a mountain hut in the highlands, sleeping bag accommodations.
Full board from day 1 til day 5, breakfast day 6.
A support vehicle transporting luggage between huts
A cook who will prepare all meals during the hike.
Participants´ help with washing dishes is highly appreciated.
Yarn for knitting samples during the workshops (but not full project).
Upon booking, and in order to make the hikes enjoyable, please make sure your are familiar with the day-to-day itinerary, the ascents/descents and the number of km/miles walked per day, as well as the list of clothing and walking gear to bring (equipment list).