Laugavegur Trek - 4 Day Hiking Tour (Huts)_25838

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Laugavegur Trek - 4 Day Hiking Tour

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Duration
time-raw4 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Starting point
Reykjavik
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This epic four-day hiking tour takes you through nature formed by great glaciers and volcanoes along one of National Geographic's "20 Best Hikes in the World”! From the geothermal wonderland of Landmannalaugar to the birch forests of Þórsmörk, this Icelandic trek is the perfect Laugavegur hike following an ancient set of trails!

What to expect?

Itinerary:

Day 1: REYKJAVIK- LANDMANNALAUGAR - HRAFNTINNUSKER

  • The drive to Landmannalaugar takes about 3-4 hours; we will drive along the beautiful south coast and turn inland to pass Iceland´s most active volcano, Hekla. Our hike starts in the beautiful highlands of Landmannalaugar. As we walk through this geothermal wonderland, guests can expect to witness unbelievably colorful vibrant mountains and steaming hot springs. We walk by the beautiful hot spring, Stórihver, before crossing into the obsidian desert by Hrafntinnusker. We spend the night in a hut in Hrafntinnusker, one of the most remote spots in Iceland.

Day 2: HRAFNTINNUSKER - ÁLFTAVATN (WHOOPER SWAN LAKE)

  • After breakfast in the hut we head out again and walk along the Reykjafjöll mountains and then descend into the Jökultungur area. The geothermal activity has turned these gullies yellow and red. From the top of Jökultungur there is a great view over the Fjallabak area and lake Álftavatn which is our next overnight stop. Before reaching Álftavatn we cross an unbridged stream on foot. We spend the night in a hut by the beautiful lake.

Day 3: ÁLFTAVATN LAKE - EMSTRUR

  • We start the day with another refreshing stream crossing as we make our way past the green volcano Stórasúla and into the black desert of Mælifellssandur. On our way we will see Hattafell, a volcano with a strange flat top. We walk through this black glacial desert and into Emstrur where there is a chance to enjoy the view on Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Just before reaching the hut in Botnar we turn of the path to look at Markarfljótsgljúfur, almost 200 m deep canyon carved out by the glacial river Markarfljót. We will spend the night in the hut in a little green oasis, a welcoming sight after walking through the black sands.

Day 4: EMSTRUR-THORSMORK VALLEY - REYKJAVIK

  • We leave Emstrur behind and continue on our way to Þórmörk along the canyons. The trail takes us within a few kilometers from the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier. As we descend towards Almenningar a few trees can be seen, a sign we are getting closer to the coast. We walk at the foot of the characteristic mountain Einhyrningur and into the dense birch forest in Thorsmork. Thorsmork is a green valley situated between the rivers Krossa, Thronga, and Markarfljot; offers a beautiful mountain view on volcanic glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull. We return to Reykjavík in the evening at around 22:00. We will stop at the Tourist Information office at Reykjavik 's City Hall, situated in the center of the city. From there, it is easy and convenient to catch a taxi or local bus.

What is included?

  • Transport
  • English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodations
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4
  • Luggage transport from hut to hut

Is this experience for me?

  • Minimum age of 15
  • Must have reasonable fitness and good general help

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat
  • Overnight items

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting point

Meeting points and times in Reykjavik: 7:00 a.m. – Tourist Information Center at Reykjavik’s City Hall (Ráðhúsið) on Vonarstræti 7:15 a.m. – Hallgrímskirkja Church 7:30 a.m. – Reykjavik Campsite

Meeting points outside of Reykjavik: 8:35 a.m. – Selfoss N1 gas station 9:15 a.m. – Hella- Bus Terminal

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