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