We take the public bus from BSI bus terminal at 07:00, 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: 12 km (7.5 mi)
Walking time: 4 - 5 hrs
Ascent: 470 m (1540 ft)
This adventure was surreal, and I mean it in the best way possible. The guide, Yón, was simply the best: he is very knowledgeable and shared precious bits of knowledge about Icelandic geography, geology, culture, and language. On top of that, the Laugavegur trail itself is otherworldly, one must see it with their own eyes to truly understand what I mean. And the icing on the cake was that the group we formed for this trek was lovely, one could not have asked for a better company to share this memorable experience. I cannot recommend this enough!