Laugavegur Trail

Laugavegur Trail Self Guided

Discover the most famous trail in Iceland and enjoy it your way. A once in a lifetime experience!

Tour code: IMGS31

Explore Landmannalaugar To Þórsmörk At Your Own Pace

Trek along the famous Laugavegur trail at a speed that you choose. Our self-guided version of this classic hike allows for you to have an adventure that few others experience on this same route. As you traverse from Landmannalaugar’s bubbling geothermal area to the lush, green Þórsmörk valley, you are setting the pace. Trek fast, if it suits you, or slow down and really enjoy the magnificent nature around you. Either way, you will encounter yellow rhyolite mountains, black sand deserts, great canyons, volcanoes and more. See for yourself why National Geographic has named this classic trail one of the best in the world.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty



    Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hrs walks per day.

  • Availability

    Jun - Sept

  • Duration

    5 days

  • Meeting Point

    BSI Bus terminal at 7:15

  • Group Size

    2 - 6 participants

  • Language

    Travel documents are in English

  • 7

    Minimum age

    7 yrs

  • Accommodation

    Mountain hut

  • Transport

    Public bus

  • Walking per day

    4 - 7 hrs

  • Total Distance

    56 km (35 mi)

  • Max. Ascent

    600 m (1900 ft)

Customer Reviews

“My husband and I recently visited the magical land of Iceland mainly because we are avid hikers and wanted to do the famous Landmannalaugar - Þórsmörk hike. We decided to do the trek version that meant we would be only carrying our daypack during the hike and the rest of our equipment would be transported to the huts we would be spending each night in by jeep each day. It was the first time we hadn't carried all our own equipment, and for me it made the experience more enjoyable…”
OC Mom — 2017-09-14

Tour Highlights

The Colorful Mountains of Landmannalaugar

Contrasts of Black Sand and Green Moss

Lush Green Valley of Þórsmörk

Hut accommodation


  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Transport from and to Reykjavik at the beginning and end of trek
  • Detailed information pack including self-guided walking-route, notes and maps

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Showers in huts (payable on site)
  • Food during the trip
  • Transfer of luggage

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
  • Transfer of luggage: 30,000 ISK per bag of 15-18 kg

Practical Information