A 5-day version of the classic Laugavegur Trek let's you experience majestic nature from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk glacier valley. This is Iceland's most famous trek listed by National Geographic as on of the best treks in the world.
The rumors are true! Trekking in the southern highlands, from the geothermal hotspots in Landmannalaugar to the lush green landscape in Þórsmörk valley, is even more beautiful in person. You will traverse in between vibrant yellow rhyolite mountains, over black sand deserts and past majestic canyons during this adventure. It is not a coincidence that this trail is a favorite among locals and travelers from the around the world.
Total walking distance: 56 km. (35 miles)Maximum Ascent: 600 m. (1900 feet)Minimum age: 14 years Accommodations: All of the mountain huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have single and twin beds and participants must be prepared to share a bunk with other travelers from the group.
Boots and Clothing:
Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support
Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer)
Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell
Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable
Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland
Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs
A duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts. Please avoid bringing a suitcase!
Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day 30-45L
Light Sleeping bag
Towel – light weight and packable
Sunglasses & sun protection
Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut
Change of clothes for wearing in the hut
Personal first aid kit – including blister care
Prescription medication and other personal health items
Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste etc
Sun/rain Hat or a Cap
Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down)
Camera, spare batteries
Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing
Slippers for indoor use
Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits