Icelandic Lava Trek
8 - 12 September 2021
Iceland is a land of incredible beauty. Its wild volcanic landscapes, glaciers, hot springs, sprouting geysers and thundering waterfalls, combined with its rich history and folklore make it a fascinating country to explore.
This awesome trek takes us across the Landmannalaugar route through one of the most actively volcanic and alien landscapes in Iceland. Although the duration is short, the days are long and the terrain is very challenging with steep climbs and rough descents through jaw-dropping natural wonders.
On completing our challenge we will have the chance to spend the day relaxing our tired legs in the famous Blue Lagoon.
Join the Best Trekking Team For Ages and support us on our mission to end loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.
To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page.
Book your place on this once in a lifetime adventure by visiting the Charity Challenge website and selecting MHA as your chosen charity.
You will fly from London to Keflavik, where you will be transported to the starting point at Landmannalaugar, Iceland.
From the starting line you will trek through some of Europe’s most incredible wilderness to the finishing line at Thorsmork.
Self funder option:
Pay a registration fee of £345 when you book, then a balance of £1,495 (8 weeks before your challenge).
Raise as much as you can for MHA.
Minimum sponsorship option:
Registration fee of £345 when you book.
Raise a minimum of £3,050 for MHA.
If you are unable to take part in this challenge alternative dates are available. Find out more>>
By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
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