- Price: £TBC
- Expedition Date: June 2021
- Duration: 6 Days
The Laugavegur Hiking Trail is the most famous trail in Iceland and truly one of the world’s most beautiful treks. This 4 day self-guided hiking package, offers you the chance to experience the Laugavegur trail, on foot and on your own terms.
The Laugavegur trail connects the Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk Nature Reserves and offers a variety of different volcanic landscapes along the way. Every day has different views with beautiful scenery of pristine nature with volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers, natural hot springs, black arctic deserts and the lush forested valleys of Þórsmörk. Accommodation along the way is provided in rustic mountain huts in beautiful locations.
The trek starts in Landmannalaugar and finishes at the Volcano Huts in Þórsmörk.
Day 1: London – Reykjavik
Fly London to Reykjavik
Day 2: Reykjavik – Landmannalaugar
Hikers are picked up at 7.15 – 7.45 from their accommodation in Reykjavík. We drive to the beautiful rhyolite area Landmannalaugar where we spend the afternoon and take a relaxing walk through the colorful landscape. A black obsidian lava stream forms a magnificent contrast to the green, white, red and yellow hills. Landmannalaugar is one of the few places where it is possible to take a bath in a natural hot pool, surrounded by fascinating landscape. Participants enjoy a meal and an overnight stay at a hut in Landmannalaugar.
Info on today’s hut: https://www.fi.is/en/mountain-huts/landmannalaugar
Day 3: Landmannalaugar- Hrafntinnusker – Álftavatn
On the first hiking day we start early, as we have a long day ahead of us. Participants only carry the things they need for the day. The first part of the hiking path is slowly ascending until we reach the hot spring area of Stórihver which lies between the yellow, red and black lava. When we have passed Hrafntinnusker we will experience a breathtaking view from the plateau, we will then descend to the hut at lake Álftavatn, where we will enjoy a meal and an overnight stay.
Info on today’s hut: https://www.fi.is/en/mountain-huts/alftavatn
- Distance: 24 km, 8 hours
- Elevation : 470 m ascent / 490m descent
Day 4: Álftavatn – Emstur
Today we will walk over wide and expanse areas of gravel and sand, crossing a few rather cold rivers. While walking we can experience the solitude and vastness of the area. Today’s terrain is rather flat but with a wonderful view of surrounding mountains and glaciers. We overnight and enjoy a meal in the hut at Emstrur.
Info on today’s hut: https://www.fi.is/en/mountain-huts/emstrur
- Distance: 15 km, 6 hours.
- Elevation : 40 m descent
Day 5: Emstrur – Þórsmörk Langidalur – Reykjavík
- Distance: 15 km, 6 hours
- Elevation : 300 m descent
The walk starts east from the hut through a colorful canyon where we will have a great view to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. We cross a bridge over the river Syðri-Emstruá where the trek runs easily along the river Markarfljót. As we get closer to the green valley of Þórsmörk we get an understanding of why Iceland is called the land of contrasts. Before reaching Þórsmörk we will have to wade the river Þröngá. Hikers will board the bus at Langidalur which takes them to Reykjavík.
Accommodation – Hostel/Hotel in Reykjavik
Day 6: Free Day in Reykjavík/Fly Home
Blue Lagoon – Airport – Fly Home
- Airport Pick/Drop off up to and from accommodation in Reykjavík
- Bus transfer from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar on day 2
- Full board that starts with lunch on day 2 and ends with lunch on day 5
- Sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts on days 2-5 (sleeping bag not included)
- Transportation of luggage between huts (only carry what you need for each day)
- Bus transfer from Þórsmörk to Reykjavík on day 5
- Entry to Blue Lagoon
- Local trekking guide English speaking