Laugavegur trekking trail
Laugavegur trail Iceland certainly merits global fame! Laugavegur hiking offers you a truly one-of-a-kind trek. The trail stretches from Landmannalaugar in the Southern Highlands, with colorful rhyolite mountains and an otherworldly landscape, all the way to the birch forests and lush greenery of the Þórsmörk valley. You will be surrounded by magnificent scenery and exceptional geological phenomena all the way.
Do you long to experience the very essence of the raw, rugged and wild Highlands of Iceland?
A few of the highlights include: Ljótpollur, the name means ugly puddle but this pool is considered to be one of the world´s most beautiful crater lakes; Mount Suðirnámur; the Laugahraun lava field and Mount Brennisteinsalda, the most colorful mountain in Iceland; geothermal wonderlands with steaming hot springs; the obsidian desert around Hraftntinnusker and Álfavatn (Elf Lake); glacier and volcano views around Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull; Markarfljótsgljúfur canyon; views of Mount Einhyrningur (Unicorn Mountain); finally, the trail enters the dense birch forests in the fertile valley of Þórsmörk.
Remember Eyjafjallajökull? From Þórsmörk it is easy to head up over the pass at Fimmvörðuháls, the site of the first eruption to see the two new craters, Magni and Móði. You will see the great glacier volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, probably the most famous volcano in the world!
Walk the Laugavegur trail in four days or take more time – stay in tents or mountain huts – include Fimmvörðuháls, Magni, Moði and Eyjafjallajökull in your itinerary, or not – the choice is yours. Meals and refreshments are included, special food choices are no problem, you just need to select this option. Your luggage can be transported, you travel light with just a day pack.
Where is the Laugavegur trail?
The Laugavegur trail is situated in the interior of South Iceland. The trekking trail stretches between Þórsmörk (151km from Reykjavík) and Landmannalaugar (188 km from Reykjavík). Both places can only be accessed using rugged mountain roads, a 4×4 vehicle insured to cross rivers is required. Taking a Laugavegur or Fimmvörðuháls trek tour is a great option. From Þórsmörk there is a 9.4 km trail to Fimmvörðuháls.