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Classic 5-day Laugavegur Group hike in Iceland

Come with one of the Iceland Adventure Guides team on this 5-day Laugavegur group trek that is a favorite among locals and foreigners alike. Come discover Iceland's most famous hiking itinerary!

5 Days

Jun - Sep




We invite you to join us on this classic version of the most famous hiking tour in Iceland: the Laugavegur Trek. During this 5-day group itinerary, you’ll discover why Icelandic scenery is completely unique!

We’ll be walking from the hotspots in Landmannalaugar to the lush green landscape in Þórsmörk valley. You’ll quickly understand why this hike is a favorite among locals and foreigners alike! You will be hiking amidst vividly colored mountains and you’ll get to see the most incredible black sand deserts.

During these 5 days, we’ll be walking between 4 and 7 hours per day. The itinerary covers a total of 56 km so make sure you’re fit enough to enjoy the walk. Along the way, we’ll be staying at some really comfortable mountain huts. All of them have heating and some even have hot water.

The Laugavegur Trek is ideal for hikers looking for a unique experience. Don’t hesitate to contact us to start planning this wonderful hike in southern Iceland.

You can also check out our 1-day hike across the four Hrútsfjallstindar peaks.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters


Day 1: Reikiavik-Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker

A bus will take us to the trailhead in Landmannalaugar after passing the Hekla Volcano and many others. Once in Landmannalaugar we have lunch and start our walk towards the south. We reach our first hut into the night, in Hrafntinnusker.

  • Distance: 12 km
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hours
  • Altitude: 470 m (1540′)

Day 2: Hrafntinnusker-Alftavatn

We’ll start the day ascending to the ravines of Jökultungur in the company of a wonderful viewpoint of the Swan Lake and the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. By the afternoon we will be in our hut in Aftavatn. Overnight in there.

  • Distance: 12 km
  • Hiking time: 4-5 hours
  • Altitude: 490 m (1610′)

Day 3: Alftavatn-Emstrur

It is time to know the famous black deserts of Mælifellssandur and then, enter to the Emstrur zone, whose main activity is grazing sheep. We walk on the feet of the Markarfljót Canon and finally, we will get to Botnar hut.

  • Distance: 16 km
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 40 m (130′)

Day 4: Emstrur-Þórsmörk

The 4th day of hike will find us walking among the valleys of Emstrur in order to, at the end of the day, arrive to Þórsmörk. This place is also known as “The Forest of Thor” and it has a dense flora with very high trees and colorful flowers. Dinner and night in a nearby hut.

  • Distance: 17 km
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 300 m (985′)

Day 5: Þórsmörk-Reikiavik

After a full day discovering the hidden secrets of the forest of Þórsmörk, a transfer will take us back to Reikiavik. At about 18:30 we will be in the concert hall of Harpa Reykjavik. End of our services.



More info

This program can take up to 16 participants. Please inquire about a private tour if you are interested. Special Dietary needs are charged extra Sleeping bag not included but available to rent

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What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon Hofn Iceland
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Hotel Hofn Hofn Iceland
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Hotel Edda Hofn Hofn Iceland
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What people are saying about this trip



The hike together with group was super nice and fun with lots of laughter. We had all what Iceland could offer - snow, ice, rain, wind, sun, dramatically beautiful nature and delicious food. Our guide Ágúst was super! He has a lot of energy and knowledge. Additionally he is a good people person and very good cook. I enjoyed the 5 day hike in Laugavegur together with group very much and would recommend it to anyone!

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