Laugarvegur is the name of a hiking trail from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk. The Laugavegur trail is regarded as one of the best multi-day hiking trails in Iceland and was chosen as one of the top 20 in the world by the National Geographic.
The route is 55 km long and is usually done over four days with accommodation in Hrafntinnusker, Álfravatn and Emstur on the way. Recently many hikers have been adding the Fimmvörðuháls trail to their trek and making it a six-day excursion. Others are in more of a hurry and choose to run the trail in the Laugavegur Ultramarathon that usually takes place in the middle of July. Whatever pace you choose you are sure to be traveling through an amazing landscape. Geothermal areas, obsidian fields, sand deserts and the stunning Markarfljótsgljúfur gorge are among the highlights of the trail. And when you start making your way through a dense birch forest you know that Þórsmörk oasis is near.