Trekking in Iceland - The Laugavegur Trail

Active, Reykjavik to Reykjavik

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Get as close as you can to the incredible scenery by hiking the challenging route of the Laugavagur Trail where you’ll pass multi-coloured slopes, ice caves, and sweeping landscapes. Camp out for four nights, and enjoy valley hikes in the area with the group. Whether it’s from the inclines or just from the view, prepare to have your breath taken away.

What’s included

  • South Iceland trekking along the Laugavagur Trail
  • Sleeping mats (sleeping bags not provided)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore the ever-changing geographical wonderland of iceland
  • Trek one of iceland’s famous route: the laugavegur trail
  • Cross fields of flowers and rivers while taking in views of the surrounding glaciers
  • Stop at the stunning seljalandsfoss waterfall

Itinerary

Day 1 Reykjavik Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Reykjavik/Landmannalaugar (1B, 1D) The route through the highlands is a remote road that passes by Mt. Hekla. Often shrouded in cloud, this volcano was once believed to be the entrance to hell by early Icelanders. The road gets progressively more rocky as it climbs up to Landmannalaugar, the campsite for the night. At Landmannalaugar, there are hot springs and bathroom facilities to make the camping experience more comfortable. As this is the first night of camping, you will get a lesson in how to put up your tent as practise for the rest of the week. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3 Landmannalaugar/Álftavatn (1B, 1L, 1D) Follow the Laugavegur Trail, one of Iceland's most famous hiking routes. Pass rivers and streams while hiking from Landmannalaugar through the mountains to Lake Alftavatn. Included Activities: Laugavegur Trail Trek
Day 4 Álftavatn/Emstrur (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue to follow the route of the Laugavagur Trail, hiking from Alftavatn to Emstrur. Included Activities: Laugavegur Trail Trek
Day 5 Emstrur/Þórsmörk (1B, 1L, 1D) Trek from Emstrur to Þórsmörk, crossing rivers and fields of flowers. Included Activities: Laugavegur Trail Trek
Day 6 Þórsmörk/Reykjavik (1B, 1L) This morning, go on one final hike in the beautiful valley of Þórsmörk before making your way back to Reykjavik. En route, stop at the breathtaking Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Included Activities: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.30 hour(s), 150km)
Day 7 Reykjavik (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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