Huts at Laugavegur hiking trail:
The total hiking distance is close to 53 km and the route from Thorsmork to Skogar on the south coast adds 24-26 km.
The best way to experience nature is by mans most original way of travel – by foot.
Our Laugavegur trekking tour with TREX is an all inclusive 5 days / 4 nights guided trek, through one of Europe’s most exciting and fascinating landscapes. Full board, overnight stay in the mountain huts, an experienced Icelandic trekking guide, along with transportation of luggage – which means you only have to carry what you need for each day.
The hike starts at Landmannalaugar, an area of colorful mountains tinted by rhyolite minerals, and it ends in Thorsmork, a fascinating destination with a series of deep valleys, crisscrossed by numerous fast flowing rivers and glaciers on three sides.
Full board 1st day lunch 4th day lunch
Sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts day 1 – 4
English or German speaking trekking guide.
Transfer from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar as in itinerary
Transfer from Thorsmork to Reykjavik as in itinerary
Luggage transport day 2-4
Pls. note that accommodation in Reykjavik is not include and that in Iceland a itinerary might change due to weather, road conditions and forces of nature.
Day 1: Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar (600m)
Hikers are picked up at 7.15 – 7.45 from their accommodation in Reykjavik. We drive to the beautiful rhyolite area Landmannalaugar where we spend the afternoon and take a relaxing walk through the colorful landscape. A black obsidian lava stream forms a magnificent contrast to the green, white, red and yellow hills. Landmannalaugar is one of the few places where it is possible to take a bath in a natural hot pool, surrounded by fascinating landscape. Participants enjoy a meal and an overnight stay at a hut in Landmannalaugar.
Day 2: Day Landmannalaugar (600m) – Hrafntinnusker (1100m) – Alftavatn (530m)
On the first hiking day we start early, as we have a long day ahead of us. Participants only carry the things they need for the day. The first part of the hiking path is slowly ascending until we reach the hot spring area of Storihver which lies between the yellow, red and black lava. When we have passed Hrafntinnusker we will experience a breathtaking view from the plateau, we will then descend to the hut at lake Alftavatn, where we will enjoy a meal and an overnight stay. Walking time is about 8 hours.
Day 3: Alftavatn (530m) – Emstrur (500m)
Today we will walk over wide and expanse areas of gravel and sand, crossing a few rather cold rivers. While walking we can experience the solitude and vastness of the area. Today’s terrain is rather flat but with a wonderful view of surrounding mountains and glaciers. Walking time is about 6 hours. We overnight and enjoy a meal in the hut at Emstrur.
Day 4: Emstrur –> Þórsmörk Langidalur (15 km hike) -> Reykjavík (4 hours bus ride)
The walk starts east from the hut through a colorful canyon where we will have a great view to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. We cross a bridge over the river Syðri-Emstruá where the trek runs easily along the river Markarfljót. As we get closer to the green valley of Þórsmörk we get an understanding of why Iceland is called the land of contrasts. Before reaching Þórsmörk we will have to wade the river Þröngá. Walking time: about 6 hours.
Participants can choose between taking our Daily Highland Bus back to Reykjavík at 14:30 (arrival at about 18:20) or staying for couple of hours in Þórsmörk and taking it at 18:00 instead (arrival at about 21:50).
Our 3-Day Laugavegur hiking tour is an all inclusive 3 days (2 nights) guided tour, through one of Europe’s most exciting and fascinating landscapes. Full board, overnight stay in the mountain huts, an experienced Icelandic trekking guide, along with transportation of luggage – which means you only have to carry what you need for each day.
The hike starts at Landmannalaugar, an area of colorful mountains tinted by rhyolite minerals, and it ends in Þórsmörk, a fascinating destination with a series of deep valleys, crisscrossed by numerous fast flowing rivers and glaciers on three sides.
For detailed description of the hike, please take a look at the itinerary.
– Experienced English or German speaking guide.
– All meals during the hike. Starts with lunch on day 1 and ends with lunch on day 3.
– Sleeping bag accommodation in mountain huts (sleeping bag not included).
– Transportation of luggage between huts (participants only necessities for each day).
– Bus transfer to Landmannalaugar, and back to Reykjavík after the hike.