Winding through 3 major glaciers, Thorsmork trails take you through some of Iceland’s most scenic and versatile landscapes. Thorsmork, known as the end-point of Iceland’s legendary Laugavegur trek, abounds with mossy gulches, cooling lava falls, and Iceland’s signature black deserts, enveloped by bright green mountains and craggy peaks. The landscape variety lends itself to some captivating hikes—one minute you’re visiting a craggy cave while marveling at cooling lava falls, the next you’re crossing a braided glacier stream surrounded by mossy greenery. And while the scenery may be rugged, the hikes certainly aren’t—the island’s trail network is rich and well-developed, meaning women of all ages and fitness levels can experience the joy that is hiking Iceland’s Laugavegur trek. Dedicate 3 days to exploring Iceland and come out a one experience richer and more confident woman.
The trails are memorable, rewarding, and appropriate for all age groups
Enjoy daily hikes in Iceland’s mysterious caves and breathtaking mountains
Indulge in local delicacies and deep stretch sessions in your cozy mountain hut
Awaken your confidence and rekindle your adventurous spirit with a three-day guided hike in Laugavegur’s Thorsmork for women of all ages. Enjoy daily guided hikes in Iceland’s otherworldly wilderness on appropriate hiking trails carefully selected by your experienced local guide. And when the sun sets, retreat to your beautiful mountain hut for some deep stretch sessions and indulge in Iceland’s traditional delicacies!
Meet your guide at the BSI bus station in downtown Reykjavik and take the highland bus to Thorsmork, famous for being the final point of Iceland’s Laugavegur hiking trip. Arrive at Basar, your cozy mountain hut, and after lunch, get ready for the day’s hike to the top of Valahnukur Mountain! This relatively easy trail provides excellent panoramic views of Thorsmork and the neighboring areas—it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the ridge and see the other mountain huts and campsites. Afterward, descend to Husadalur and make your way to Langidalur, where you’ll get the opportunity to climb up to the famous Snorrariki cave. Follow the well-marked and accessible trail back to Basar and return just in time for dinner and a deep stretch session.
Elevation: 300 meters (980 feet)
Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles)
Duration: 4 hours
After a nutritious breakfast and some morning stretches, strap on your hiking boots and take on the very popular Tindfjallahringur trail. Tindfjallahringur, or the circle of Tindfjoll mountains, offers some postcard-worthy views. While it does have some steeper sections, technical parts, and narrow paths, the scenery is so good you’ll hardly notice, and the vistas you’ll experience make every bit of effort worthwhile. Return to Basar for dinner and some more evening deep stretches.
Elevation: 500 meters (1,640 feet)
Distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
Duration: 5-6 hours
After breakfast and some well-deserved morning stretches, pack your bags and get
ready to leave with the highland bus at 15:00. However, before you say goodbye to this Icelandic paradise, enjoy a lovely farewell hike up the nearby Rettarfell mountain.
Elevation: 260 meters (850 feet)
Distance: 4 km (2.5 miles)
Duration: 2-3 hours
If you are thirsty for more adventures in Iceland, make sure to explore the hiking trips on offer.
You can tour and see a country and scenic beauty. But you appreciate it it on a whole new level when you get down into it on a hike. FIFA couldn’t have been more helpful and considerate. She was also very knowledgeable about the trails and gave us lots of insight into Iceland’s geography and ow people live.
It was everything I could hope for. The only thing I wasn’t ready for were some of the tougher sections in relation to heights. But…I still made it. Thanks to Fifa and a few of the other ladies in our outstanding group. Fifa was exceptiinal.I had a really tough time with the heights on day 2 and she was there every step of the way. I can’t 8magine a better guide to have for a tough hike.
Saga guided us through beautiful Iceland. I was impressed by Iceland, but also impressed by Saga!
Very engaging lady with many talents: from the active walk guide and cool driver to the relaxing meditation mentor, with beautiful storytelling about the history and culture of Iceland. Takk fyrir Saga!
My sister and I had an amazing time in Iceland! Saga was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide and shared great stories that brought the landscape and experiences to life. We were also shown great local spots for food and drinks. Would definitely recommend her to anyone traveling to Iceland. We can’t wait to get back!
I traveled to Iceland last year and Saga was our guide. She was the absolute best. We did the Golden Circle, the cave, the glacier, the hot tubs (a couple), and so much more. She’s an excellent guide as well as a great cook. She fixed us lamb stew and many other delicious meals. She is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and her.
Saga is amazing! She is knowledgable, helpful and friendly. Our group of 8 hiked Landmannalaugar (not the Laugavegur Trail) and stayed at the lodge. Saga provided expert information, helpful hints, and yummy meals. She empowered our group of mixed-experience hikers to reach the tops of gorgeous mountains. I am thrilled to have had her as our guide. The Landmannalaugar Trails were perfect for our group of 8. We enjoyed the cabins, camp and hot springs at the base lodge. The hikes took most of the day so we were back to enjoy dinner, the Mountain Mall fire pit, and the hot springs. All of the workers at the lodge/camp were friendly and helpful to us.
Nothing short of being professional and developing a strong bond with the group as we followed ingebjörg’s guidance through the hikes. There was lots of laughter and happiness within the group and could not been without the leadership of our guide. Ingebjörg is the best.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Thorsmork, Iceland, please refer to these official COVID-19 guidelines for traveling to and from Iceland.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
Note: Some special dietary requirements can be accommodated. The lack of space and facilities in the huts make it difficult for your guide to prepare numerous dishes daily. We can cater to vegetarians and those with food allergies.
What’s not included:
While you will be hiking for 2-6 hours a day, your guide will choose relatively easy trails. The changes in elevation won’t be that significant, and the steeper sections of the tour will be well-marked and accessible, often with man-made steps. However, there might be some scrambling up rock walls and crossing narrow paths on sheer mountain sides. If you have a fear of heights, talk to our experts and see if this tour is appropriate for you. It might be a challenge, but the experience of conquering your fears will definitely be worth the effort!
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Hiking in Thorsmork can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If you plan to hike with anyone under 18 years old, contact us to make arrangements.
For regular dates, the full trip cost will be due upon booking to secure your place. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies, and the trip amount will be refundable, minus the cancellation fees stated below.
In the event that the minimum number of people to confirm the trip is not reached, your guide can cancel the departure at most 2 months before the start of the trip. Please note the trips for 2022 and 2023 are expected to reach the minimum number of people soon, and the likelihood of the trip not happening is very low.
In case you need to cancel the trip, the following cancellation costs would be incurred:
All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure.
To get to Thorsmork, most people fly into Keflavik International Airport 45 minutes away from Reykjavik. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to Reykjavik.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the BSÍ bus terminal in Reykjavik or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.