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Our best seller, the famous Laugavegur Trek

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Duration: 5 days

Accommodation: Mountain huts

Group size: 6 to 16 participants

Walking per day: 4-7 hours

The Famous Laugavegur Trek - Five day vehicle assisted trek from hut to hut

Hands down the best known trek in Iceland. This trail takes adventurers from the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar and the southern highlands, south to the Þórsmörk valley, at the foot of world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The trail crosses many spectacles including the third biggest geothermal zone in the world, through yellow rhyolite mountains, over black deserts, past great canyons and finally into the verdurous valley of Þórsmörk. It is no coincidence that the “Laugavegur” hike each year attracts travelers from around the world in addition to being a great favorite amongst locals. Come see what all the fuss is about! Accommodation in mountain huts.

2015 departures to be announced

All departures have an English speaking guide
In the case of dates with parallel departures (one group English and one group English/French) please send us an e-mail with your booking number if you wish to be in the group with an English/French speaking guide. If one of the two groups is full you will be booked where there is availability.

Guide for 5 days, food for 5 days (from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5), transportation to and from Reykjavík, mountain hut fees, cooking gear and transfer of luggage. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Trekking: 5 days
Walk per day: 4-7 hours
Total walking distance: 56 km. (35 miles)
Altitude: 200-1100 m. (650-3600 feet)
Maximum Ascent: 600 m. (1900 feet)

Groups: 6 to 16 participants.

Equipment List

You can extend this trek and go from Þorsmörk over Fimmvörðuháls (right next to the craters from the 2010 eruption) to Skógar.
The Combined tour is called Landmannalaugar-Skógar IMG36,

On selected dates you can also combine this trek with a 7 day trek in east Greenland. Check out Laugavegur and the Icefjord.

If you like this tour, take a look at the Strútur Trail, another famous trail though the Fjallabak area 

You can add a pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavík at the beginning/end of the tour for 4.000 ISK.

Day 1:  Reykjavík-Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker
We take the regular bus that during the summer months drives the mountain tracks that lead to Landmannalaugar, passing by the Hekla volcano and other volcanoes in the Dómadalur area. Arriving in Landmannalaugar at noon, we have a lunch and then head south into the mountains. The trail takes us past small gorges, steaming hot springs and yellow mountain ridges. Arrival at Hrafntinnusker mountain hut, were we will stay the night, in the late afternoon.
Distance: 12km (7.5 mi)                                 Walking time: 4-5 hrs                        Ascent: 470 m (1540 ')

Day 2: Hrafntinnusker-Álftavatn
From Hrafntinnusker we descend down in the gullies of Jökultungur with hundreds of steaming hot springs and mud pools. Up there we enjoy fascinating views to the south to the Álftavatn area (Swan Lake), and the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. In the afternoon we arrive at Álftavatn hut where we stay the night.
Distance: 12km (7.5 mi)                                 Walking time: 4-5 hrs                        Descent: 490 m (1610 ')

Day 3: Álftavatn-Emstrur
We pass at the foot of the green conic volcano of Stórasúla before entering the black deserts of Mælifellssandur. Heading towards another ancient and verdurous volcano, the Hattfell, we enter the Emstrur region where farmers used to graze their sheep in summer. Before arriving at the Botnar hut where we stay the night, we visit the magnificent Markarfljót canyon cut almost 200 m down into the rocks south of Hattfell.
Distance: 15km (9.5 mi)                                 Walking time: 6-7 hrs                        Descent: 40 m (130 ')

Day 4: Emstrur-Þórsmörk
We continue up and down through the small valleys and gullies of Emstrur, where the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises only a couple of kilometers away. At the end of the day the vegetation starts to grow thicker and higher as we descend in to Þórsmörk's (the woods of Thor) green valleys filled with arctic birch forests and colorful flowers. Night in one of the huts in Þórsmörk.
Distance: 15km (9.5 mi)                                 Walking time: 6-7 hrs                        Descent: 300 m (985 ')

Day 5:  Þórsmörk-Reykjavík
We spend the morning in Þórsmörk where we walk along one of numerous paths. For example, we can visit to the Sönghellir cave (“Song cave”), climb up the small mountain of Valahnúkur from where magnificent view can be enjoyed, before taking the afternoon bus to Reykjavík. Arrival at Reykjavik Central bus Station at 19:00, where the trip ends.

*All of the huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have bunk rooms with single and twin beds, paricipants have to be prepared to share a bunk with other travellers from the group.

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For availability and more information about this tour please contact us.

Optional extra services

    1. Single room in a guesthouse in the center of Reykjavík - 37.800 ISK
    2. Single room in a 3*hotel in the center of Reykjavík - 51.400 ISK
    3. Pick up/drop off from/to guesthouse at the beginning/end of the tour - 4.000 ISK
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