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.
Total walking distance: 56 km. (35 miles)
Altitude: 200-1100 m. (650-3600 feet)
Maximum Ascent: 600 m. (1900 feet)
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
*About the mountain huts: All of the huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have dormitories with single and twin beds, participants have to be prepared to share a bunk with other travelers from the group.
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,
If you like this tour, take a look at the Volcanic Trails, another trail from the Vatnajökull National Park through 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 4.400 ISK.