Day 5: Furufjörður – Svartaskarð – Reykjarfjörður
(5 hours travelling)
The day starts with the very steep ascent up to the mountain pass Svartaskarð (“Black Gap”). If we are not at cloud base then, we get rewarded with a breathtaking view of the huge bird cliffs in the north and over the untouched glacial wilderness of Drangajökull. We descend to the fjord Tharalátursfjörður, cross some formidable rivers, ride over the ridge Reykjarfjarðarháls and entre into the fjord Reykjarfjörður. Overnight is spent in the old farmhouse of Reykjarfjörður (sleeping bag accomodation).