Today I am inviting you to the classic and most famous trail in Iceland known as the Laugavegur trek. This amazing trek is characterized by a great variety of landscapes, flora and fauna that change in each new step.
The Laugavegur trek is located in the South of the Thórsmörk Valley, at the foot of the imposing Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. During the trail you will cross yellow rhyolite mountains, black deserts, great canyons and, as if it isn’t enough, you will visit the third biggest geothermal zone in the world.
Here you have a complete program of the trip:
DAY 1: Reykjavík-Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker
We take the regular bus at 07:30. 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.
DAY 2: Hrafntinnusker-Álftavatn
From Hrafntinnusker we descend down in 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. In the afternoon we arrive at Álftavatn hut where we stay the night.
DAY 3: Álftavatn-Emstrur
We pass at 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, we enter the Emstrur region where farmers used to graze their sheep in summer. Before arriving at the Botnar hut where we stay the night, we visit the magnificent Markarfljót canyon cut almost 200 m down into the rocks south of Hattfell.
DAY 4: Emstrur-Thórsmörk
We 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 we descend in to Thórsmörk green valleys filled with arctic birch forests and colorful flowers. Night in one of the huts in Thórsmörk.
DAY 5: Thórsmörk-Reykjavík
We spend the morning in Thórsmörk where we walk along one of numerous paths. We can visit to the “Song cave”, climb up the small mountain of Valahnúkur from where magnificent view can be enjoyed, before taking the afternoon bus to Reykjavík. Arrival at Reykjavik Harpa Concert Hall at 18:30, where the trip ends.
As you can see, the Laugavegur trek is ideal for natural diversity lovers, and I am sure you are one of them. My team and I will be very proud of guiding you across this amazing 5-day expedition in Iceland. All you have to do is contact me to talk about the details… I’ll be waiting!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Group equipment
|All of the huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have dormitories with single and twin beds, participants have to be prepared to share a bunk with other travelers from the group.|