Trekking in Iceland - The Laugavegur Trail Iceland

Trekking in Iceland - The Laugavegur Trail

Iceland

Hiking
7 days
Medium
Accomodation, Transfer, Meals
For groups, Individuals, Friends, Couple
2020

Sat, Jun 20

Fri, Jun 26

€1,899

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Overview

Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Get as close as you can to the incredible scenery by hiking the challenging route of the Laugavagur Trail where you’ll pass multi-coloured slopes, ice caves, and sweeping landscapes. Camp out for four nights, and enjoy valley hikes in the area with the group. Whether it’s from the inclines or just from the view, prepare to have your breath taken away.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Reykjavík
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Reykjavík/Landmannalaugar
Drive across to Landmannalaugar. Pass by Mt. Hekla en route, an active volcano that was once considered to be the gates of Hell which erupts every few years. Upon arrival in the afternoon, warm up your legs on a light hike. The route through the highlands is a remote road that passes by Mt. Hekla. Often shrouded in cloud, this volcano was once believed to be the entrance to hell by early Icelanders. The road gets progressively more rocky as it climbs up to Landmannalaugar, the campsite for the night. At Landmannalaugar, there are hot springs and bathroom facilities to make the camping experience more comfortable. As this is the first night of camping, you will get a lesson in how to put up your tent as practise for the rest of the week.
Day 3Landmannalaugar/Álftavatn
Follow the Laugavegur Trail, one of Iceland's most famous hiking routes. Pass rivers and streams while hiking from Landmannalaugar through the mountains to Lake Alftavatn.
Day 4Álftavatn/Emstrur
Continue to follow the route of the Laugavegur Trail, hiking from Alftavatn to Emstrur.
Day 5Emstrur/Þórsmörk
Trek from Emstrur to Þórsmörk, crossing rivers and fields of flowers.
Day 6Þórsmörk/Reykjavík
This morning, go on one final hike in the beautiful valley of Þórsmörk before making your way back to Reykjavik. En route, stop at a viewing point to take in the breathtaking Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
Day 7Reykjavík
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)

What's Included

South Iceland trekking along the Laugavagur Trail. Sleeping mats (sleeping bags not provided). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized luggage if you prefer. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. Luggage will be transported by vehicle during your treks. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, as well as on and off transportation. You should be able to fit everything you will need into a 30-35litre rucksack. We recommend bringing a day pack to help carry your lunch, water bottle, medication, sunglasses, river crossing shoes, rain gear, and other items or clothing you might need for the day. Dressing in layers is recommended as weather can change dramatically, without notice. You are able to rent the following: - Sleeping bag rental: 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour - Hiking boots: 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour - Waterproof jacket or pants: 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour - Hiking poles are 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Reykjavík
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Reykjavík/Landmannalaugar
Drive across to Landmannalaugar. Pass by Mt. Hekla en route, an active volcano that was once considered to be the gates of Hell which erupts every few years. Upon arrival in the afternoon, warm up your legs on a light hike. The route through the highlands is a remote road that passes by Mt. Hekla. Often shrouded in cloud, this volcano was once believed to be the entrance to hell by early Icelanders. The road gets progressively more rocky as it climbs up to Landmannalaugar, the campsite for the night. At Landmannalaugar, there are hot springs and bathroom facilities to make the camping experience more comfortable. As this is the first night of camping, you will get a lesson in how to put up your tent as practise for the rest of the week.
Day 3Landmannalaugar/Álftavatn
Follow the Laugavegur Trail, one of Iceland's most famous hiking routes. Pass rivers and streams while hiking from Landmannalaugar through the mountains to Lake Alftavatn.
Day 4Álftavatn/Emstrur
Continue to follow the route of the Laugavegur Trail, hiking from Alftavatn to Emstrur.
Day 5Emstrur/Þórsmörk
Trek from Emstrur to Þórsmörk, crossing rivers and fields of flowers.
Day 6Þórsmörk/Reykjavík
This morning, go on one final hike in the beautiful valley of Þórsmörk before making your way back to Reykjavik. En route, stop at a viewing point to take in the breathtaking Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
Day 7Reykjavík
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), participation camping (4 nts)

What's Included

South Iceland trekking along the Laugavagur Trail. Sleeping mats (sleeping bags not provided). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

What to Take

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized luggage if you prefer. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. Luggage will be transported by vehicle during your treks. You must be prepared to carry your luggage up and down stairs, as well as on and off transportation. You should be able to fit everything you will need into a 30-35litre rucksack. We recommend bringing a day pack to help carry your lunch, water bottle, medication, sunglasses, river crossing shoes, rain gear, and other items or clothing you might need for the day. Dressing in layers is recommended as weather can change dramatically, without notice. You are able to rent the following: - Sleeping bag rental: 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour - Hiking boots: 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour - Waterproof jacket or pants: 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour - Hiking poles are 1000 ISK per day, total 6000 ISK for the whole tour

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

All prices are indicative only and subject to availability and changes without obligation.

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Price

€1,899

Duration

7 days
2020

Sat, Jun 20

Fri, Jun 26

€1,899

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