6-Day Laugavegur & Fimmvörðuháls Trek Adventure

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kr.349990

Min Age

15 years

Duration

6 days

Overview

Embark on a thrilling 6-day trekking adventure through Iceland’s stunning highlands along the famous Laugavegur trail. This trail is a favorite among hikers seeking an authentic Icelandic trekking experience, offering a diverse range of landscapes including glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields, geothermal hot springs, and colorful mountains.

Trekking the Laugavegur trail is an unforgettable experience in Iceland, often featured on bucket lists. And when you add Fimmvörðuháls into the mix, it becomes truly magical! This 55-kilometer-long trek connects Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve with Þórsmörk Valley, offering breathtaking views of volcanoes, hot springs, and more. Along the way, you’ll encounter the new craters formed during the 2010 eruption at Fimmvörðuháls, adding an extra layer of intrigue to your journey. Explore below for essential packing tips and exclusive insights to make the most of your adventure.

Highlights Of The Tour

Landmannalaugar

✓ Hrafntinnusker

✓ Álftavatn

✓ Emstrur

✓ Þórsmörk (Thorsmork)

✓ Magni and Móði craters

✓ Fimmvörðuháls

Included/Exclude

  • Transport
  • Hut accommodation
  • All meals
  • Luggage transport

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons

Tour Plan

About the Tour

National Geographic has recognized the Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trek as one of the “World’s Best Hikes” because of its exceptional and incredibly diverse scenery. Along the trail, you’ll encounter a wide range of landscapes, from steaming hot springs and imposing volcanoes to pristine white glaciers. As you hike, you’ll traverse through geothermally active regions adorned with vibrant rhyolite mountains and shimmering obsidian fields. Crossing glacier rivers adds to the adventure, offering glimpses of Iceland’s natural beauty at every turn. Accommodation in rustic yet charming highland huts adds to the experience, providing cozy retreats in remote locations. Each area along the trail offers its own unique allure, unveiling new wonders amidst the ever-changing landscapes.

 REYKJAVIK – LANDMANNALAUGAR

Early in the morning, we depart from the center of Reykjavik to maximize our time. The journey to Landmannalaugar will take approximately 3-4 hours, starting along the south coast and then ascending into the highlands, where the remainder of the week will be spent. The drive offers stunning scenery, passing by the imposing volcano mountain, Hekla, known as the most active volcano in Iceland. Throughout history, it has been dubbed ‘The Gateway to Hell’ by many Europeans due to its frequent eruptions every 10-15 years.

Landmannalaugar serves as the starting point for the Laugavegur trail. We navigate through the Laugahraun lava field and Vondugil canyon, marveling at the vibrant colors of the rhyolite mountains, particularly Mt. Brennisteinsalda. On the return journey to our accommodation for the first night in Landmannalaugar, we explore the Graenagil gorge and, if time permits, ascend Bláhnjúkur Volcano.

 Landmannalaugar – ALFTAVATN

After a restful night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, we’ll be fueled up and eager to hit the trail once more! Today’s adventure takes us through the intriguing landscapes of Hrafntinnusker, Reykjafjöll, and the Jökultungur area. Over time, geothermal activity has transformed these rugged gullies into a striking mix of burnt yellows and vibrant reds, creating a stunning contrast against the soft sandy hues of the surrounding terrain. At the summit of Jökultungur, we’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the entire Fjallabak region and Álftavatn lake, our destination for the night. To reach our hut accommodation, we’ll need to ford a river on foot—a thrilling experience for hikers from abroad!

 ALFTAVATN LAKE – EMSTRUR

After a hearty breakfast, we’re geared up and ready to hit the trail once more! Our journey begins with a refreshing stream crossing as we venture into the captivating volcano country of Mælifellssandur. Along the way, we’ll pass by the majestic Stórasúla and Hattafell volcanoes, soaking in the awe-inspiring scenery. If the weather is clear, we’ll be treated to spectacular views of the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull volcano mountain glaciers from Emstrur. As we make our way towards Botnar, a lush green oasis amidst the stark black sand desert, we’ll catch sight of the breathtaking Markarfljótsgljúfur canyon, carved out by a glacial river over time. Tonight, we’ll rest up in this beautiful area.

  EMSTRUR – THORSMORK VALLEY

After enjoying a satisfying breakfast, we embark on our journey from Emstrur to Þórsmörk. Passing through the picturesque Almenningar gorge alongside Mount Einhyrningur, we’re treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding glaciers. As we approach Þórsmörk, the landscape gradually transforms, with the emergence of scattered trees hinting at the lush birch forest that awaits us. Our accommodation for the night is situated in a truly magnificent location, nestled beneath the majestic Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. It’s the perfect place to unwind and celebrate the completion of our unforgettable adventure along the renowned Laugavegur Trail!

 HIKING TO MAGNI AND MODI VOLCANO, FIMMVORDUHALS PASS

Today, we’ll explore the majestic Fimmvörðuháls Pass, situated between Mýrdalajökull and Eyjafjallajökull – the volcano that gained notoriety with its eruption in 2010. Our journey will take us to the two new volcano craters, Magni and Móði, which emerged during the initial eruption. These craters are named after the sons of Þór (Thor), the Norse God, symbolizing strength and bravery.

The scenery along the Fimmvörðuháls Pass is simply breathtaking, offering a glimpse into Iceland’s ongoing formation through volcanic activity.

After our exploration, we’ll spend our final night surrounded by the otherworldly landscapes of Þórsmork. To celebrate the completion of the Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trails, we’ll indulge in a delicious grilled lamb dinner, following the traditional Icelandic custom.

THORSMORK VALLEY – REYKJAVIK

On our final day, we’ll immerse ourselves in the beauty of Þórsmörk and its surroundings. For those seeking adventure, a hike up Mount Útigönguhöfði promises stunning panoramic views of the valley and glaciers. Alternatively, a leisurely stroll to Húsadalur or relaxing around Langidalur offers a more laid-back experience.

As we journey back to Reykjavík, we’ll make a stop at the renowned Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a must-see attraction in Iceland. Our return to the city is scheduled for the early evening, around 18:30.

What To Bring

  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom), at least two sets of shirts
  • Wool or fleece thermal mid layer
  • Hiking pants
  • Waterproof and breathable pants and jacket
  • Wool/fleece hat
  • At least one pair of gloves
  • 2 to 3 pairs of thick socks
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag and travel pillow
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen / after sun cream
  • Travel sack for your baggage that is transported between huts/campsites
  • Day backpack, 25-40 L
  • River crossing shoes (old sneakers or similar for fording rivers)
  • Health supplies and prescription medicine
  • Personal medical kit to include personal medication
  • 1-2 liter water bottle
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations for all-day excursions can be made by email up to 24 hours before departure, and the entire money will be returned. Any cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time are not subject to refund.
  • If the operator cancels the trip due to severe weather, hazardous driving conditions, or other reasons, we will help you rebook a different day or book alternate activities if feasible, or we’ll give you a full refund.
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