Nearest towns or place of interest :

Varmahlid (F-752) and via Vesturardalur Valley 93 km | Akureyri (F-821)
via Eyjafjardardalur Valley 82
 <-Laugafell->| Fjordungsalda 31km. Kidagil 38 km 



Laugafell Highland Route

Region: Highland
Coordinates: 65.023383° N 18.3507285° W

The mountains Laugafell and Laugafellshnjukur (892 and 987 m) are situated northeast of the third larges glacier of the country, Hofsjokull. River Hnjukskvisl runs between them and River Laugakvisl north of Laugafell. There a geothermal area with three main hot springs (40-50°C) is situated. It creates a warm brook along which amazingly many species of plants grow in spite of the elevation (>700 m). A small area, called Fellshalafla, is the southernmost grazings for horses before the long ride across the Sprengisandur route is attempted, is situated southeast of Mt. Laugafell.

Sagas of IcelandAccording to the legend, a lady from the farm Grund in The Eyjafiord District spent time there along with her domestics during the period of the bubonic plague and is said to have had a bath chiseled into the hyaloclastite near the present hut (1948 and renovated since).

This pool has been maintained and improved during the centuries since then. It is easy to get to this area from the so-called Sprengisandur Route, from The Eyjafiord Valley and The Vesturdalur Valley in Skagafiord, but more of a challenge from the Kjalvegur Route along the northern edge of The Hofsjokull Glacier
4X4 cars only

Remember! Off road driving is strictly prohibited!

Road connections

From Sprengisandur F-26 Road, then drive F-881 to Laugafell
Sprengisandur Route 

Varmahlid (F-752) and via Vesturardalur Valley 93 km

Akureyri (F-821) via Eyjafjardardalur Valley 82 km

Laugafell huts

Highland Saga Sprenigisandur Route

Practical information before enter highlands

Laugafell Highland Route in Icelandic

More about Iceland when Travel:
Camping in Iceland
Hiking in Iceland
Highlands Routes
Highland Travel Guide
Bus Schedule in Iceland

Mountain Huts in Icelandic

View Map of Highlands.

View Conditions of Mountain Tracks. or call the Road Administration Information Line (+354) 1777

Please check at nearest information centers before enter the highland Route!!!

Laugafell in Icelandic

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