Vast glaciers and thundering arctic waterfalls await animal lovers this July when The Blue Cross, Britain’s pet charity, will be offering supporters the chance to take part in a dramatic Lava Trek in Iceland.
Described by Icelandic singer Bj?rk as a land of ‘icebergs, eruptions and no trees’, the trip will give walkers an unique opportunity to see a countryside of extraordinary untamed beauty while raising much needed funds to help The Blue Cross continue fulfilling it’s role helping sick and abandoned animals.
Starting the trek in Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital and one of Europe’s coolest spots for hot nightlife, the first part of the journey takes walkers away from the chic city, travelling from Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker, and into another world of active volcanoes, lava fields and steaming hot springs.
The five day trek continues along the breathtaking Kaldaklofskvisi River and through the deep Markarfljot Canyon that is sheltered by three colossal glaciers, before arriving at the trips climax at the impressive waterfalls at Gullfoss.
The Blue Cross is one of Britain’s oldest animal welfare charities and relies entirely on donations to maintain its adoption centres and animal hospitals.
To take part Icelandic in the adventure, each participant will need to sign up with a £195. registration fee and then raise sponsorship of £1,750.