LB12 - Laugavegur Trekking and Fimmvörđuháls - 2019
Guided Hiking Tour trough Iceland’s most famous hiking trail

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Season: (JUN 15 to SEP 16)
Duration: (6 days, 5 nights)
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The Laugavegur hiking trail takes you on a journey through some of Iceland's most incredible landscape. This six-day hiking adventure takes you across the Highlands – from the geothermal wonderland of Landmannalaugur to the breath-taking valley of Ţórsmörk. Along the way you'll experience some of the most amazing and powerful scenery in Iceland. Each day the trail offers new and incredible sights: mighty glaciers, steaming hot springs and otherworldly black desert landscapes. You also have time to explore and enjoy the natural treasures of Ţórsmörk Valley, in the shadow of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull Glacier. Staying in huts in the heart of the landscape, there's no better way to get close to the raw power of Icelandic nature. The intense colours, breath-taking scenery and pure air of the Laugavegur trail make for a truly unforgettable Icelandic hiking adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1. Reykjavík - Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker

Your first day begins in the capital and ends in a remote hut in the heart of nature. The day includes:

• Morning meet in Reykjavík
• Three to four hour bus ride through the scenery of the south coast to Landmannalaugar – including views of Hekla, the most active volcano in Iceland
• Hiking through the geothermal landscape of Landmannalaugar, past active hot springs – including the beautiful Stórihver – and lush mountain scenery
• Crossing a dramatic desert of obsidian rock
• Overnight stay in the remote hut or a tent at Hrafntinnusker

Distance: 12 kilometers
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Ascent: 470 meters


Day 2. Hrafntinnusker - Álftavatn Lake

Your Icelandic hiking adventure continues, as you head deeper into the wild:

• After breakfast you'll hit the trail to the Reykjafjöll Mountains
• Next you'll drop down into the distinctive yellow/red gullies of the Jökultungur area
• Along the way you'll experience breath-taking views over the Fjallabak area and Lake Álftavatn
• Finally you'll cross an unbridged stream on foot whilst on the move to Lake Álftavatn
• Overnight stay in a hut/tent by Lake Álftavatn

Distance: 12 kilometers
Walking time: 4-5 hours
Descent: 490 meters


Day 3. Álftavatn Lake - Emstrur

A dramatic day of volcanoes and black desert-scapes, including:

• A stream crossing and trek past the Stórasúla Volcano with its distinctive green colour
• Crossing Mćlifellssandur – an otherworldly glacial black desert
• Views of the flat-topped volcano Hattafell
• Hiking on to Emstrur with its stunning views over the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers
• A trek to Markarfljótsgljúfur – dramatic and deep canyons that have been formed by the glacial river Markarfljót
• An overnight stay in the green surroundings of the hut or campsite in Botnar

Distance: 15 kilometers
Walking time: 6-7 hours
Descent: 40 meters


Day 4. Emstrur - Ţórsmork

A day that sees you hike past mountains and glaciers to reach the green oasis of Ţórsmörk. The day runs as follows:

• Your hike along the canyons continues
• You pass close by the magnificent Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
• Next you descend to Almenningar where the odd tree shows that the coast isn't far away
• The hike continues in the shadow of the mountain Einhyrningur and then on into Ţórsmörk, with its forest of birch trees
• Finally you arrive in the stunning green valley of Ţórsmörk beneath the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers
• Overnight stay in Ţórsmörk

Distance: 15 kilometers
Walking time: 6-7 hours
Descent: 300 meters


Day 5. Magni and Móđi Volcano Craters - Fimmvörđuháls Pass

We leave Thorsmork early in the morning as today includes:

• A hike through the mountain pass between Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull
• A trek up to Magni and Móđi – two new volcanoes formed in 2010
• A taste of how the eruption and its lava have affected this stunning landscape
• A traditional Icelandic grilled Lamb for dinner

Distance: 16 kilometers
Walking time: 7-8 hours
Ascent: 800 meters


Day 6. Thorsmork Valley - Reykjavík

The final day begins with a leisurely breakfast in the hut before going out to explore the amazing surroundings. An optional hike up the mountain Valahnjukur for a fantastc view over the valley before heading back to the capital in the early evening. The drive back to Reykjavík is through the lovely scenery of the South.
We return to Reykjavik in the early evening at around 18:30 and offer drop off at Miklabraut 101 Orkan gas station (by Kringlan shopping mall), Reykjavik Campsite and the City Hall on Vonarstrćti. From there taxis and local buses are available.

Distance: 6 kilometers
Walking time: 3 hours


Price:

June 15, 2019 - September 16, 2019
- Price per person with accommodation in mountain huts:: 199990 ISK
- Price per person with accommodation in tents:: 169990 ISK

Book Now
Season: (JUN 15 to SEP 16)
Duration: (6 days, 5 nights)
Price: (See above)
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