The Laugavegur trek is Iceland’s most famous trek, in fact it is world famous. This version is the Classic (and most popular) of this famous trek. Along the way, you will see and experience a magical variety of landscapes that change around every bend. Our highly trained guides will tell you about the landscapes, flora and fauna as you trek along. They know all the right stops and detours to get the most out of your hike. Each day’s hiking ranges from 4-7 active hours and at the end of the day, we’ll cook a great Icelandic meal to satisfy your well deserved appetite. With thoughts of living the dream, you’ll bunk down each night in an Icelandic mountain hut.
Tour type: Vehicle assisted trek from hut to hut
Minimum Age: 16 years
Group size: Minimum 6, maximum 16
Language: English, German, French and Spanish
Highlights of the Tour
- Hike between mountain huts
- Colorful mountains
- Black sands and green moss
The Famous Laugavegur Trek – Five day vehicle assisted trek from hut to hut
Hands down the best known trek in Iceland. This trail takes adventurers from the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar and the southern highlands, south to the Þórsmörk valley, at the foot of world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The trail crosses many spectacles including the third biggest geothermal zone in the world, through yellow rhyolite mountains, over black deserts, past great canyons and finally into the verdurous valley of Þórsmörk. It is no coincidence that the “Laugavegur” hike each year attracts travelers from around the world in addition to being a great favorite amongst locals.
However, due to its popularity, there is potential for irrepairable damage to the nature that we all enjoy. We are taking a proactive approach to preserve the trail and the surrounding environment by allocating 1% of the tour price for each passenger to our Environmental Fund. With us, you get to experience this amazing trail and minimize your environmental impact.
Come see what all the fuss is about! Accommodation in mountain huts.
About the mountain huts: All of the huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have dormitories with single and twin beds, participants have to be prepared to share a bunk with other travelers from the group.
Total walking distance: 56 km. (35 miles)
Altitude: 200-1100 m. (650-3600 feet)
Maximum Ascent: 600 m. (1900 feet)
Meeting point: The tour starts and ends at the BSI bus terminal. Pick up from hotel or guesthouse at the beginning of the tour can be added for an extra fee of ISK 5.000