Overview

Landmannalaugar, Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals. Eight-day trekking tour to Landmannalaugar together with Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals. This Top 20 Best World's hikes will allow you to see first-hand the raw power of Mother Nature at Work. Wild places, challenging hikes and volcanoes stirring your imagination.

Highlights

  • Laugavegur Trail
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Hot Springs
  • Geothermal Bathing
  • Mt. Brennisteinsalda
  • Laugahraun Lava Field
  • Þórsmörk (e. Thorsmork valley)
  • Álftavatn (e. Lake Alftavatn)
  • Eyjafjallajökull (e. Eyjafjallajokull Glacier)
  • Magni & Móði Volcano Craters (e. Magni and Modi)
  • Fimmvörðuháls (e. Fimmvorduhals Pass)
  • Ljóti Pollur crater lake (e. Ugly Puddle)
  • Multicolored Rhyolite Mountains
  • Fields of Obsidian Rocks
  • Glaciers
  • Volcanoes
  • Markarfljotsgljufur Canyon
  • Highlands of Iceland
  • Amazing Nature
  • Mt. Bláhnúkur

Best of the Laugavegur - the ultimate hiking experience!

Landmannalaugar, Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals. Eight-day trekking tour to Landmannalaugar together with Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals. This Top 20 Best World's hikes will allow you to see first-hand the raw power of Mother Nature at Work. Wild places, challenging hikes and volcanoes stirring your imagination.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
Availability June - Sept
Duration 8 day
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Moderate
Ratio 1:16 Guide to client ratio
Minimum age 14 years
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

From

235 990
Per Adult
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No booking fees
  • Fast & secure booking payment
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What's included

Included

  • Transportation To/From the Trail
  • Guiding Service
  • Experienced Trekking Guide
  • Accommodation in Huts
  • Meals
  • Luggage Transport from Hut to Hut
  • Small Group Experience

What to bring

  • Hiking boots - good sturdy boots with sufficient ankle support, robust sole and waterproof
  • Thermal underwear (long sleeve top and bottom) made of wool or synthetics (not cotton)
  • Wool or fleece thermal mid layer
  • Hiking pants (we don't recommend cottons as they take long to dry if wet)
  • Hiking socks made of wool or synthetic (at least 2-3 pairs)
  • Waterproof and breathable (fabric such as Gore-Tex or similar) both pants and jacket (preferably with a hood)
  • Gloves and mittens - wool or synthetic (waterproof over gloves/mitts recommended)
  • Warm hat and/or balaclava
  • HEALTH SUPPLIES AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE IF NEEDED
  • Day backpack about 25-40 L
  • Travel sack for your baggage that is transported between huts. (Suitcases are not recommended, we recommend a waterproof duffel bag)
  • River crossing shoes - e.g. quick drying trail runners, sandals (with straps!), old sneakers or neoprene shoes
  • Sleeping bag and travel pillow
  • Towel
  • Swimming suit (for the geothermal pool in Landmannalaugar)
  • Toothbrush and personal toiletries
  • Sunglasses/sunscreen
  • 1-2 L Water bottle
  • Hiking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Penknife
  • Camera, batteries & memory card
  • Book
  • Headlamp for trips in late season (after August 10th)
  • Earplugs
  • Money for the showers (500 kr in coins)
  • Power bank / portable charging device

Not Included

  • Meet on location option

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Grand Laugavegur

Experience the highlights of the Highlands first-hand, starting with Landmannalaugar, a geothermal paradise of multicolored mountains, hot springs and fields of lava. Continue on the Laugavegur trail, which was chosen one of the "20 Best Hikes in the World" together with the Fimmvörðuháls trail by National Geographic. The trail is known for its contrasts and diversity in landscapes, all the way to Þórsmörk Valley. We end our journey with a hike up to Fimmvörðuháls Volcano and end the day with a delicious and well-deserved barbeque in the beautiful surroundings of Þórsmörk, celebrating our achievements of the past days. 

Now you have a chance to experience exceptional landscapes of the extended Laugavegur trail and geographical phenomena, to discover the land of extreme contrasts. You will be impressed by the unearthly beauty of Landmannalaugar, Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals hiking trails and its natural surroundings.

Start in Landmannalaugar, one of Iceland's great wonders and most geologically active areas, with the active volcano Hekla in its neighborhood. Hike towards the ill-named crater lake of Ljoti Pollur (Ugly Puddle), to Iceland's most colorful volcano - Brennisteinsalda or Sudurnamur, rhyolite mountain with its superb view of the whole Landmannalaugar area. Enjoy swimming in a natural hot pool, where both hot and cold water flows out from beneath Laugahraun (Lagoon Lava) mixing to form an ideal hot bath.

Embark on the adventure of the Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals Trek, a truly great trail winding into the essence of a place of a harsh and otherworldly splendor. Rambling lava fields, obsidian lands, caramel-colored mountains, black sands and sparkling white glaciers. Culminate your trip in the fertile and historic paradise of Thorsmork hiking to Fimmvorduhals Pass- the high spit of land between Eyjafjallajokull glacier and the larger Myrdalsjokull ice cap- and to the new twin craters, formed in the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010, Magni and Modi. The valley Thorsmork is named after the Norse thunder god Thor who is believed to have struck down his hammer and formed the valley. The craters Magni and Modi were then named after Thor’s sons. The place itself is in one word magical!

The Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals Trek was chosen one of the "20 Best Hikes in the World" by National Geographic.

The tour starts by the Reykjavík tourist info at Reykjavik's City Hall (Ráðhúsið) by Tjörnin pond at 7.00 a.m. It's located in downtown Reykjavik and within walking distance from most hotels, hostels and guesthouses in central Reykjavik. We also offer pick up at several other pick-up locations (see pick-up and drop-off information).

After introductions, we board the scheduled bus that takes us to Landmannalaugar. From Reykjavik, we drive inland through the beautiful Thjorsardalur valley, named after the river Thjorsa and the longest river in Iceland, towards Hekla Volcano. Passing extensive lava fields from previous eruptions we approach the Landmannalaugar area with its amazing peaks.

After our lunch, we will set on a 10 km hike to ill-named Ljótipollur (Ugly Puddle) Lake, one of 42 of the World’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes. An incredible red crater filled with bright -blue water and real eye-candy. In the evening, you can enjoy a relaxing bath at the natural steaming hot spring pool. On the first two nights, we stay at the comfortable and cozy hut in Landmannalaugar, surrounded by the beautiful surroundings of Landmannalaugar geothermal area.

Meals included: lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 10-12 km

Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 150 m

Today we will hike the Sudurnamur Trail. Suðurnámur (e. Mount Sudurnamur) is a 200 000 years old mountain rich in rhyolite mineral.

We walk through the geothermal landscapes of Landmannalaugar, full of hot springs, steamy grounds and multicolored mountains. As we walk up the ridge of Sudurnamur, we enjoy incredible landscapes of ravines and the colorful sights of the area. On the top of Sudurnamur, you are greeted with the most amazing view! Dramatic landscapes  of the vast geothermal area including Mt. Kirkjufell, Laugahraun lava, Blahnukur Volcano and Brennisteinsalda, the most colorful mountain in Iceland.

We return to the hut in Landmannalaugar where we have the chance relax in the geothermal hot pool after a long and delightful hiking day.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 11 km

Hiking Time: 6-7 hours

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 400 m

This day until 12:00 afternoon we will enjoy a free time and get ready for the next part of our Laugavegur Trek, a good time to bathe in the hot springs and get yourself ready for the next days.

After lunch, we join a new guide and some new participants. Next, our hike starts passing through rambling Laugahraun lava field. Passing by the Brennisteinsalda multicolor mountain and through the geothermal wonderland. On our way, we will admire caramel-colored peaks, colorful mountains and steaming hot springs. We walk by the beautiful hot spring Storihver before crossing into the obsidian desert by Hrafntinnusker. We spend the night in the hut in Hrafntinnusker, one of the most remote huts in Iceland.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 12 km / 7.5 mi

Hiking Time: 4 - 5 hours

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 470 m / 1540 '

On day four, we will press deeper into Reykjafjoll, a mountainous path before we begin to descend into the majestic Jokultungur area. Soon, the scenery gets darker, swapping multicolored mountains for darker palagonite hills. In good weather, spectacular glacial views will make it even more unforgettable.

Before the end of the day, the landscape will change once again to luscious vegetation in a fertile river valley. Then, after fording a small stream, we will arrive at the crystalline waters of Alftavatn Lake, which is rimmed my yet more imposing mountains, where we will spend the night.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 12 km / 7.5 mi

Hiking Time: 4 - 5  hours

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 490 m / 1610 '

We start the day with another refreshing stream crossing as we make our way past the green volcano Storasula and into the black desert of Maelifellssandur.

On our way, we will see Hattafell, a volcano with a strange flat top. We walk through this black glacial desert and into Emstrur where there is a chance to enjoy the view on Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. Just before reaching the hut in Botnar we turn of the path to look at Markarfljotsgljufur, almost 200m deep canyon carved out by the glacial river Markarfljot. The hut in Botnar is in a little green oasis, a welcome sight after walking through the black sands.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 15 km / 9.5 mi

Hiking Time: 6 - 7  hours

Altitude: Descent

Altitude value: 40 m / 130 '

We put Emstrur behind us and continue on our way to Thorsmork. The trail takes us within a few kilometers from the great Myrdalsjokull glacier. As we descend towards Almenningar a few trees can be seen, a sign we are getting closer to the coast. We walk under the characteristic mountain Einhyrningur and into the dense birch forest in Thorsmork. Thorsmork is a green valley nesting under the glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull, a magnificent place to spend the night.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 15 km (9.5 mi)

Hiking time: 6 - 7 hours

Altitude: Descent

Altitude value: 300 m (985')

Today we leave Thorsmork early in the morning and head for the mountain pass between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. We will walk up to the two new volcanos formed in 2010, Magni and Modi, the sons of Thor. On the way, we pass by a "waterfall" of lava formed in the eruption. Here you have a chance to see how Iceland is still being constructed. We spend the night in Thorsmork and have a traditional Icelandic Lambalæri (Icelandic Lamb).

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 16 km (10 mi)

Hiking Time: 7-8 hours

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 800 m (2600')

In the morning we have a leisurely breakfast in the hut before going out to explore the surroundings. The volcanos Katla and Eyjafjallajokull surround the Thorsmork valley, for thousands of years these volcanoes and the glaciers that cover them have carved the sandstone in Thorsmork into surreal sculptures dotted with moss and Arctic birch trees. We hike up the mountain Valahnukur for a fantastic view over the valley. Those who wish can also simply spend the day relaxing and enjoying nature in this beautiful place. We return to Reykjavik in the early evening at around 18:30.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Distance: 6 km (3.5 mi)

Hiking Time: ~3 hours

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 275 m

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