Laugavegur hiking trail is among the top 20 trails in the world according to National Geographic’s list.  Book a Laugavegur trekking and hiking tour to explore majestic rhyolite mountains, glacier valleys, and geothermal ponds. Then decide for yourself whether it’s worthy of the ranking!

LAUGAVEGUR TRAIL IN ICELAND: INTERESTING FACTS

  • Laugavegur hiking trail is on National Geographic’s list of the “World’s Best Trails”.
  • The mountains have a vibrant multicolored appearance because of volcanic rocks known as rhyolite.
  • Tiny rustic huts where hikers can rest after a long day’s trek are as remote as it gets.
  • Laugavegur trekking trail stretches past Hekla, the most active volcano in Iceland.
  • Fields of obsidian, naturally formed volcanic glass, create an otherworldly atmosphere that everyone should experience.
Laugavegur Trek Alftvatan Lake Landscape in Iceland

WHICH LAUGAVEGUR HIKE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

We offer various opportunities to savor the magnificent landscape of Laugavegur, all of which are multi-day tours.

Is Laugavegur trail your sole goal for this adventure? Choose from our shorter tours that cover only Laugavegur trekking trail:

Laugavegur Thorsmork Camping in Iceland

Are you keen on combining Laugavegur trek with other exhilarating activities in Iceland? These longer tours are designed for travelers who are always hungry for more adventures:

  • Four days of unspoiled nature while hiking Laugavegur, Iceland’s impressive Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss waterfalls, and a glacier hike are all part of this 5-day Laugavegur & South Coast tour
  • 8-day Laugavegur tour is perfect for those looking to explore the best of Iceland in one adventure. You’ll spend six days in the company of caramel-coloured mountain peaks and glacier valleys while hiking Laugavegur. During the remaining two days you’ll make a stop at all Golden Circle attractions, visit famous South Coast waterfalls and finish strong with a glacier hike.
  • The most thorough exploration of Laugavegur and surrounding areas awaits on our 8-day Laugavegur Grand Tour.
Laugavegur Trekking Hiking Attractions Multiday Landmannalaugar in Iceland

Do you have any specific preferences for your accommodation? We offer tours with varied options:

  • For those looking to go full-on backcountry and spend nights camping, our 4-day or 6-day hiking adventures with camping are the right fit.
  • Travelers looking to sleep in a comfy bed can take advantage of the Laugavegur tour with huts. After a long day, you will be welcomed into rustic huts and a nutritious breakfast will follow a good night’s sleep.
Laugavegur Trail Hiking Trekking Landmannalaugar in Iceland

FAQ

Laugavegur Trail FAQ

Laugavegur trail is 34 miles (55 km) long. It usually takes 2-4 days to hike depending on how intense you want the experience to be.

Laugavegur is a moderately difficult hike. This means you need a decent level of physical preparation to successfully finish this hike, but you certainly don’t need to be a professional mountaineer.

Laugavegur is located in southern Iceland and connects Landmannalaugar geothermal springs with Þórsmörk nature reserve.

The only time you can hike Laugavegur safely is between June and September. The winters in Iceland get so harsh that wandering out into remote places is very risky even for experienced mountaineers. Plus there is very little sunlight, so it’s better to reserve this experience for summer months.

There will probably be other people in campsites or huts and you might meet fellow hikers on the trail, especially during high season. However, calling Laugavegur trail crowded would certainly be an overstatement.

The trail is mostly marked, so if you are a very experienced hiker and go to Iceland in summer, you should be able to pull this hike off without a guide. However, to be on the safe side, booking a tour with a professional Laugavegur trail guide is always a good idea. That way you won’t need to worry about planning, plus you’ll hear a lot of interesting facts and stories about the area!