Probably one of the best trips I've ever been on -amazing, amazing scenery and a great sense of achievement at the end. We had rain for a couple of days but hey this is Iceland.
We had a great guide Sig Thor -" just call me Thor" who was knowledgeable and with his colleague provided very good food in the evenings (.If you're English and want black tea bring your own!)
We were a group of 15 all ages (20s to 70) and nationalities and everyone got on very well.
We are a couple 61 and 62 and were worried that we would not be fit enough and we did a lot of walking in preparation beforehand which was definitely a good idea. There was a lot of mention of undulations and on the first couple of days some steep ascents and one killer descent. The second section of the walk was much flatter but covered longer distances.
If you get good weather for all the trip you will be lucky. With that in mind don't skimp on buying good waterproofs and sturdy boots. Walking poles spread the load on those "undulations" and help in balancing in fording rivers (that was quite fun and your feet felt wonderful once the circulation got going again).
You stay in huts in communal dorms. If you're on your own you may find yourself doubling up in a bunk with your new best friend. There are rooms to hang wet clothes overnight but these are not heated so can still be damp the following day - not ideal. Not having to carry all your gear with you just a day sack made it a much more pleasurable experience.
A lot of people hike this route for the three months each year it is open so you are rarely out of site of other people but still one of my most memorable wilderness experiences.
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