5-Day Laugavegur Trek in Huts

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  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 14-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-19161
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Ends Reykjavik, Iceland
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  • Colorfull mountains of Landmannalaugar
  • Contrasts of black sand and green moss
  • Travel with a qualified guide
  • Lush Green Valley of Þórsmörk
Start and end in Reykjavik, the tour "5-Day Laugavegur Trek In Huts" is a guided trekking and hiking trip that takes 5 days. You will be traveling through Emstrur, Þórsmörk and Reykjavik in Nepal and Iceland. "5-Day Laugavegur Trek In Huts" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Hands down the best known trek in Iceland. This trail takes adventurers from the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar and the southern highlands, over the southern highlands 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 travellers from around the world in addition to being a great favourite amongst locals. Come see what all the fuss is about!Trekking: 5 daysWalking per day: 4-7 hoursTotal walking distance: 56 km. (35 miles)Altitude: 200-1100 m. (650-3600 feet)Maximum Ascent: 600 m. (1900 feet) Day 1: Reykjavík - Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker.We take the scheduled bus from the BSI bus terminal at 07:00, that during the summer months drives the mountain tracks that lead to Landmannalaugar, passing by the Hekla volcano and other volcanoes in the Dómadalur area. Arriving in Landmannalaugar at noon, we have a lunch and then head south into the mountains. The trail takes us past small gorges, steaming hot springs and yellow mountain ridges. Arrival at Hrafntinnusker mountain hut, were we will stay the night, in the late afternoon.Day 2: Hrafntinnusker - Álftavatn.From Hrafntinnusker we descend down in the gullies of Jökultungur with hundreds of steaming hot springs and mud pools. Up there we enjoy fascinating views to the south to the Álftavatn area (Swan Lake), and the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. In the afternoon we arrive at Álftavatn hut where we stay the night.Day 3: Álftavatn - Emstrur.We pass at the foot of the green conic volcano of Stórasúla before entering the black deserts of Mælifellssandur. Heading towards another ancient and verdurous volcano, the Hattfell, we enter the Emstrur region where farmers used to graze their sheep in summer. Before arriving at the Botnar hut where we stay the night, we visit the magnificent Markarfljót canyon cut almost 200 m down into the rocks south of Hattfell.Day 4: Emstrur - Þórsmörk.We continue up and down through the small valleys and gullies of Emstrur, where the great Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises only a couple of kilometers away. At the end of the day the vegetation starts to grow thicker and higher as we descend in to Þórsmörk's (the woods of Thor) green valleys filled with arctic birch forests and colourful flowers. Night in one of the huts in Þórsmörk.Day 5: Bus from Þórsmörk to Reykjavík.We spend the morning in Þórsmörk where we walk along one of numerous paths. For example, we can visit to the Sönghellir cave (“Song cave”), climb up the small mountain of Valahnúkur from where magnificent view can be enjoyed, before taking the afternoon bus to Reykjavík. Arrival at Reykjavik BSI bus terminal where the trip ends at 19:20
  • Day 1: Reykjavík - Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker
  • Day 2: Hrafntinnusker - Álftavatn
  • Day 3: Álftavatn - Emstrur
  • Day 4: Emstrur - Þórsmörk
  • Day 5: Þórsmörk - Reykjavík
  • Accommodation in mountain huts dormitory style
  • Food for 5 days (from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5)
  • Public transportation to and from Reykjavík
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Qualified guide for 5 days 
  • Final evening barbecue party in Þórsmörk
  • Sleeping bag
  • Showers in huts (payable on site)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this 5-Day Laugavegur Trek in Huts tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 15 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 August 2024, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

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