7-day guided trek with assisted luggage transport from Landmannalaugar to Skógar, combining the Laugavegur trek and the Fimmvörðuháls trek - two of Iceland's most famous treks. This trek is listed by National Geographic as one of the best treks in the world.
By combining two of Iceland’s best known hikes, Laugavegur trail and Fimmvörðuháls, you get an unbelievable seven day trek through incredibly diverse landscapes. From the famous geothermal area of Landmannalaugar to the ever so popular waterfall of Skógar. This path takes us through it all; over multicolored hills and black sands, alongside small gullies and great canyons, through verdurous valleys, between glamorous glaciers, and past wonderful waterfalls. This is a memorable hike littered with contrasts giving you a chance to absorb the true spirit of this remarkable country. Accommodations will be provided in comfortable mountain hutsDue to this trail's popularity, there is potential for irreparable damage to the nature that we all enjoy. Your tour operator takes a proactive approach to preserve the trail and the surrounding environment by allocating 1% of the tour price for each passenger to an Environmental Fund that minimizes your environmental impact on the trail.Total distance: 78 km. (48 miles)Altitude: 150 - 1100 m. (490 - 3600 feet)Maximum ascent: 1000 m (3280 feet)Equipment list: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 • Gloves • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs • Warm hatOther gear: • 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 • River shoes • Light Sleeping bag • Towel – light weight and packable • Sunglasses & sun protection • Water container • 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 etcOptional gear: • Walking pole(s) • Gaiters • Pen knife • Earplugs • 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