PER PERSON :
$ 2,185.00 (single or double)
Huts in the wilderness
This exciting Laugavegur hiking trip involves an average of 5-7 hours daily hiking. Icelandic nature brought to your feet. You will explore the most stunning landscapes of Iceland's south, walking along the most famous Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals hiking trails. You will see both Modi and Magni craters that are still warm from 2010 volcanic eruption, obsidian, red and yellow mountains, black sand of the south shore and white glaciers. This tour works well for moderate and experienced hikers and kids 15 years and older. Provided accommodations are in simple wilderness huts.
Walking time: 4-5 hrs Ascent: 470 m (1540 ')
Meeting place and time: 7:00 at Ráðhústorgið (Town Hall) on Vonarstraeti - Tourist Information Center.
From Reykjavik, we will drive about 3-4 hours, along the south coast and then turn inland, passing Iceland's most active Hekla volcano.
We will get off the bus in Landmannalaugar and start one of the best hikes in Iceland exploring the geothermal country with picturesque mountains and steaming hot springs. After the hot spring Storihver, we cross into the obsidian desert by Hrafntinnusker. We will sleep in the hut in Hrafntinnusker, one of the most remote wilderness in Iceland.
Walking time: 4-5 hrs Descent: 490 m (1610 ')
After breakfast, we continue our Laugavegur hike, walking along the Reykjafjoll mountains before descending into the Jokultungur area. There is a stunning view over the Fjallabak area and lake Alftavatn from the top of Jokultungur. We cross an unbridged stream on foot before reaching Alftavatnwhich where we spend our next night in the hut by the lake.
Walking time: 6-7 hrs Descent: 40 m (130 ')
After breakfast, we continue exploring Laugavegur trails crossing another stream, past the green volcano Storasula, towards the black desert of Maelifellssandur. We will see Hattafell volcano with a flat top as we walk through the black glacial desert and into Emstrur. From here we have an opportunity to see Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. Later on, before reaching our overnight spot in Botnar, we will detour to look at 200-meter deep Markarfljotsgljufur canyons, carved out by the glacial river Markarfljot. Tonight we stay in a little green oasis, a hut in Botnar is a welcome sight after walking through the black sands.
Walking time: 6-7 hrs Descent: 300 m (985 ')
We leave Emstrur and continue along the canyons to Thorsmork. The trail to Thorsmork goes within a few kilometers from the Myrdalsjokull glacier. As we descend towards Almenningar, we will see more and more trees, as we are getting closer to the coast. We hike under the Einhyrningur mountain, into the birch forest in Thorsmork, a stunning green valley under the Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. What a magnificent place to spend the night!
Walking time: 7-8 hrs. Ascent: 800 m (2600 ')
We leave Thorsmork in the morning and hike to the mountain pass between Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers. We will walk up close to Magni and Modi craters formed in 2010, and named after the sons of Thor. We pass by waterfall-like lava formations made by the last eruptions and see for ourselves how nature shapes Iceland in modern times. What a fantastic view over the valley! We stay our last night in Thorsmork and celebrate our Iceland adventure with a traditional Icelandic grilled lamb for dinner.
Walking time: 3 hrs.
A leisurely breakfast in the hut before our last Iceland hike. The Thorsmork valley surrounded by Katla and Eyjafjallajokull volcanos and glaciers is a fantastic site of nature's sculptures covered with arctic birch trees and moss. A hike up the mountain Valahnukur mountains offers a tremendous view over the valley. If you wish you can spend the day relaxing and enjoying this beautiful place before we return to Reykjavik in the early evening. We will reach the tourist information center around 18:30 and say goodbye to each other.
GROUP SIZE: max 16 people
LANGUAGE: Englsih only
MIN AGE: 15 yo