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Classic 5-day Laugavegur Group hike in Iceland

Come with one of the certified guides in the Icelandic Mountain 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!

Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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.

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In mountain huts

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The price listed it the price to join a group (6 to 16 participants). Please inquire about a private tour if you are interested.

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Itinerary

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.


About the guide

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Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.

You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 206083 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

Pick up and drop off from and to accommodation in Reykjavík can be added for 5.000 ISK.


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