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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.

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  • 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

Itinerary

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

    Basar Hut in Iceland
  • 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

    A river valley in Thorsmörk
  • 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.

    Hiker relaxing on a cliff in Thorsmörk
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Meet your guides

Saga Líf
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Saga Líf
Local guide and owner of Viking Women
Local guide and owner of Viking Women
A self-described nature addict, Saga has always been drawn to the beauty of Iceland’s natural world. She became a guide to help other women unleash their inner Valkyries and make meaningful connections through awe-inspiring adventures. Her company Viking Women focuses on all-female trips that combine wellness with Iceland’s otherworldly landscapes.
Viking Women Tours
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Viking Women Tours
Viking Women Tours is an exclusive women’s travel group based in Iceland and operated by experienced local female adventurers. They are very passionate about the outdoors, traveling, and being able to introduce and explore their home to travelers worldwide. Their guides have traveled extensively through Iceland and are always honored to assist you in customizing the perfect experience in the land of fire and ice!
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Shelly MacDonald

This hike was extraodinary! Our guide Ingibjorg Jonsdottir was fantastic. She was so familiar with the landscape, pointing out other trails, named glaciers. Lots of folklore along the way. Food was great, snacks were perfect.
I will definitely be back for another hike!

Aveen Evers

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.

Jacqueline Buttnor

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.

Madelon (source: Guide’s website)

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!

Stephanie R. (source: Guide’s website)

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!

Julianne N. (source: Guide’s website)

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.

Shelley Caldwell

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.

Cynthia Schade

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.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Transportation to and from the trailhead
      • Three days of hiking
      • Accommodations in a cozy mountain hut for the duration of the trip
      • All meals during the trip (vegetarians and those with allergies can be accommodated)
      • Evening deep stretch sessions

    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:

      • Transportation to Reykjavik
      • Accommodations before and after the trip
      • Trip insurance
  • You can expect daily hikes to last between 3 to 6 hours per day. While hiking in Thorsmork, you will face many challenging sections including narrow ridges, steep moraines, drop-offs, rough terrain, and more.

    The changes in elevation won’t be that significant, and the steeper sections of the trail will be well-marked and accessible, often via man-made steps.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Sleeping bag
      • Hiking poles
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Waterproof rain jacket
      • Sunhat
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    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:

      • For this adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 16:1.
      • The cost is per person and doesn’t change as your group grows.
      • This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to run.

    Hiking in Thorsmork can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • This tour was designed for women of all ages.

    If you plan to hike with anyone under 18 years old, contact us to make arrangements.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Iceland, the “Land of Fire and Ice”, has forever lived with volcanic activity. Minor and major eruptions have occurred every few years since the island was formed. Some of Iceland’s appeal, aside from sheer natural beauty, surely stems from this very fact.

    However, every new eruption, such as the recent Reykjanes Peninsula fissure, will make some travelers, tourists, and adventurers uneasy, especially given the fact that sensationalist media is not immune to misinformation and speculation.

    Since we work with a number of expert local guides in Iceland, we thought we’d share their input and fill you in on what’s actually going on.

    First of all, air traffic has not been affected. Flights to and from Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík Domestic Airport are operating as they always do.

    Second, the effects of volcanic activity have been localized, with some roads closed, and all services in Iceland are operating as usual. Reykjavik, the capital, is around 40 km (25 miles) away from the volcanic fissure, and life there is as normal as ever.

    And third, trips offered by 57hours are taking place much further away, and are thereby even less likely to be affected by the volcanic activity, being perfectly safe for adventurers. Naturally, the authorities (and guides) are monitoring the situation and doing everything possible to keep both local residents and visitors safe and well informed.

    In case you have any additional questions or dilemmas, feel free to get in touch with either your guide or 57hours. For more information, please visit:
    https://safetravel.is/
    https://www.visiticeland.com/article/volcano-info

  • For regular dates, a 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the 30% deposit is no longer refundable.

    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. In that case, 90% of the total amount is refundable. Please note the dates for this year and next year are expected to reach the minimum number of people soon, and the likelihood of trip not happening is very low.

    Once the trip is confirmed, the cancellation policy below applies:

      • 90% of the price of the trip is refundable before the group is guaranteed
      • 70% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 59 days or more before departure, once the trip has been confirmed
      • 50% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 30-59 days before departure
      • 25% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 16-29 days before departure
      • 0% of the price of the trip if it is canceled 15 days before departure.

    All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure.

    Secure your early bird spot for the following season with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!

    • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure any time in case the dates don’t suit you.
    • Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by paying another 20% of the total amount.
    • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.
    • Once the trip has been confirmed, the regular cancellation policy applies.
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