We take the regular public bus from BSI bus terminal, 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. We will arrive in the late afternoon at Hrafntinnusker mountain hut, where we will stay the night.
Distance: 12 km (7.5 mi)
Walking time: 4 - 5 hrs
Ascent: 470 m (1540 ft)
Just finished the seven-day hut-to-hut trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogar via Thorsmörk. What an amazing experience. Not surprising, this is the most famous trek in Iceland and is regularly featured in 'world's best treks' lists. Icelandic Mountain Guides arranged everything from transport from Reykjavik to trailhead and back, luggage transfer from hut to hut, tasty and healthy food, and an experienced, knowledgeable guide. We were fortunate to have Sölvi as our guide. He had everything under control, and was an inexhaustible source of interesting information. Highly recommended!