Laugavegur Trail Self Guided - IMGS31

Tour type: Self guided trek in huts or camping

Difficulty:

EASY

HARD

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Adult: 89.000

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What's included: Public bus transfer from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar and from Þórsmörk back to Reykjavik, accommodation in huts or tents and detailed information pack including self-guided walking-route, notes and maps.

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

Accommodation: Mountain huts's option available on selected dates. Tent option available and

Group size: Minimum 2, maximum 6

Walking per day: 4-7 hours

  • Tour Description

    Highlights of the Tour

    • Hike between mountain huts
    • Colorful mountains
    • Black sands and green moss

    The Famous Laugavegur Trek - Five day trek from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk

    The best known of all treks in Iceland, this trail leads from the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar in the southern highlands, south to Þórsmörk valley, at the foot of world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The trail crosses the third biggest geothermal zone in the world, lies through yellow rhyolite mountains, over black deserts, past great canyons and into the verdurous valley of Þórsmörk. It is no coincidence that the “Laugavegur” hike each year attracts travellers from around the world in addition of being a great favorite amongst locals.  Accommodation in mountain huts on selected dates. This trek is also available with luggage transfer.

    Total walking distance: 56 km. (35 miles)
    Altitude: 200-1100 m. (650-3600 feet)
    Maximum Ascent: 600 m. (1900 feet)

    Included: Public bus transfer from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar and from Þórsmörk back to Reykjavik, accommodation in huts or tents and detailed information pack including self-guided walking-route notes and maps.

    Not included: Luggage transport (available on certain dates with hut accommodation as an optional extra), food.

    Optional extras: Luggage transfer, extra nights in Þórsmörk, accommodation in Reykjavík, airport transfer to/from Keflavik airport.

    Price 2017 from: 89.000 ISK (in huts without luggage transport, min 2 pax

    Price 2017 with luggage transfer from: 121.000 ISK, min 2 pax

    Available dates in Mountain Hut Accommodation

    30.06-04.07.2017: 4 spots

    14.07-18.07.2017: 1 spot

    21.07-25.07.2017: 6 spots

    28.07-01.08.2017: 6 spots

    04.08-08.08.2017: 6 spots

    11.08-15.08.2017: 6 spots

    14.08-18.08.2017: 4 spots

    16.08-20.08.2017: 6 spots

    18.08-22.08.2017: 2 spots

    23.08-27.08 2017: 6 spots

    25.08-29.08.2017: 6 spots

    30.08-03.09.2017: 6 spots

    01.09-06.09.2017: 6 spots

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  • Hut Itinerary

    Day 1:  Reykjavík-Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker
    Take the scheduled 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. The bus leaves at 08:00 from Reykjavík. Arriving in Landmannalaugar at noon, it is ideal to have lunch and then head south into the mountains. The trail takes you past small gorges, steaming hot springs and yellow mountain ridges.  Arrival at Hrafntinnusker mountain hut in the late afternoon, were you will stay the night,.
    Distance: 12km (7.5 mi)                                 Walking time: 4-5 hrs                        Ascent: 470 m (1540 ')

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

    Day 3: Álftavatn-Emstur
    You pass the foot of the green conic volcano Stórasúla before entering the black deserts of Mælifellssandur. Heading towards another ancient and verdurous volcano, the Hattfell, you enter the Emstrur region where farmers used to graze their sheep in summer. Before arriving at the Botnar hut where you stay the night, you can 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: Emstur-Þórsmörk
    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 you descend into Þórsmörk's green valleys (the woods of Thor), filled with arctic birch forests and colorful flowers. Accommodation 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
    You spend the morning in Þórsmörk with a possibility of walking along one of its numerous paths. For example, visit the Sönghellir cave (“Song cave”) or climb the small mountain of Valahnúkur from where magnificent views can be enjoyed, before taking the afternoon bus back to Reykjavík. Arrival at Reykjavik Central bus Station at around 19:30.

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

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  • Tent Itinerary

    Day 1: Reykjavík-Landmannalaugar

    You 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, you have the rest of the day to explore the of surroundings and can finish the day soaking in the natural pool. 
    Night at the campsite.
    Walking time: Up to 4 hrs

    Day 2: Landmannalaugar-Álftavatn

    From Landmannalaugar you head out into the soft colored rhyolite hills south of Landmannalaugar. The path takes you through the rugged lavafield of Laugahraun, the steaming fumaroles of Brennisteinsalda and into the rolling hills leading to Hrafntinnusker plateau. Hiking across the plateau takes you to 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 before we descend down to lake Álftavatn where we stay the night camping
    Distance: 24km (15 mi)   Walking time: 8-11 hrs   Ascent/Descent: 470m (1540 ') /490 m (1610 ')

    Day 3: Álftavatn-Emstrur

    You pass 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, you come into the Emstrur region where farmers used to graze their sheep in summer. Before arriving at the campsite you can visit the magnificent Markarfljót canyon cut almost 200 m down into the rocks south of Hattfell. This can also be a nice evening hike.
    Distance: 15km (9.5 mi)   Walking time: 6-7 hrs   Descent: 40 m (130 ')

    Day 4: Emstrur-Þórsmörk

    The path continues 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 you descend into Þórsmörk's (the woods of Thor) green valleys, filled with arctic birch forests and colorful flowers. Night at one of the campsites in Þórsmörk.
    Distance: 15km (9.5 mi)   Walking time: 6-7 hrs   Descent: 300 m (985 ')

    Day 5: Þórsmörk-Reykjavík

    You spend the morning in Þórsmörk where you can walk along one of numerous paths. For example, the Sönghellir cave (“Song cave”), or 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 around 19:30, where the trip ends.

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