Snaking its way through the Southern Highlands of Iceland, the Laugavegur Trail and its ever-changing landscapes are an inexhaustible source of wonder for any hiker. Moss-covered lava fields, polychrome mountains, black sand deserts, and turquoise lakes turn this age-old trail into a vivid riot of colors—it comes as no surprise that it bears the title of the most famous trail in Iceland.  And even when you enter the home stretch of this iconic trek, the beauty doesn’t fade! You’ll find yourself in Thorsmork, a valley nestled between three glaciers with amazing hikes of its own and home to glacier-fed rivers, mossy greenery, and so much more. Immerse yourself in Iceland’s culture and recharge your batteries each day with a warm meal prepared in a heated mountain hut. Follow the ancient pathways under Iceland’s midnight sun and let this untouched wilderness deliver some unforgettable moments.  

  • Witness the combined forces of volcanoes and glaciers

  • Explore black sand deserts, deep canyons, frosty rivers, and geothermal pools

  • Hike through Iceland’s famous valley without the burden of tents and heavy backpacks

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4-Day Laugavegur Trail Hut-to-Hut Adventure
Jul 11|Jul 25|Aug 15|+1 more
6-Day Laugavegur Trail Hut-to-Hut Adventure
Jul 17|Jul 24|Aug 10|+11 more
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Maggnus Viking
Maggnus Viking
Maggnus Viking is sometimes called the Handstanding Viking because he’s often seen upside down on top of a rock or next to a waterfall. He got his rough traditional Icelandic vibe and behavior from his father, and his soft, academic side from his mother. Maggnus loves adventure and socializing—perfectly connected through guiding adventurers through Icelandic wilderness, he’s a commercial pilot, flight instructor, ship captain and a truck driver.
Norse Adventures
Norse Adventures
Norse Adventures is a family-run guiding service provider focusing on turning travels to Iceland people only dream of into reality. Travel deep into the mountains and hike the roads less traveled to find hidden gems that you will remember for the rest of your life. Norse Adventures are determined to provide the absolutely best support and enthusiasm to make it happen.
5.00 (3 reviews)
Joe Wittman about Maggnus Viking on 57hours

Trail was great and well maintained. Didn’t see another person the entire trip. The changing of the foliage towards the end was spectacular! I enjoyed crossing the rivers and all the adventures this trip threw at me. It really gave me a chance to not only see the beauty of Iceland but spiritually to connect with it! Maggnus was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. He made sure to point things out, travel at my pace and help whenever needed. The food and lodging that he provided were great and made the whole trip more than just memorable but special. I truly enjoyed my time on the trail and would highly recommend if anyone is looking to travel in Iceland to put Maggnus on the top of their guide list!

Jin Gwee about Maggnus Viking on Facebook

Maggnus is super friendly and knowledgeable! It’s so much different from other tours in Iceland, I’m glad that I joined his Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar tour…

Terrific Tour
ScubaGuyATL about Maggnus Viking on TripAdvisor

This tour was awesome. Maggnus is a great guide who went out of his way to show the group some stunning, off-the-beaten track, sights. He was also very willing to work with me considering that I booked the tour at the last minute and even picked me up from the place I had to take my COVID test (I was departing to the U.S.). All in all, the tour was a great high point to end my trip in Iceland. I am looking forward to returning and touring again with him!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • 6 days of hiking
    • Transport at the beginning and end of the hike
    • Mountain hut accommodation in dormitories
    • All food during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
    • Transfer of luggage between huts
    • Charging battery/power bank

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation to and from Iceland
    • Pick-up from hotel (must meet at the starting point)
    • Accommodations in Reykjavík before and after the tour
    • Personal hiking gear
    • Sleeping bag — can be rented from the guide
    • Showers in huts — 500 ISK per shower, payable on site
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Meals not mentioned above
  • In order to participate in this hiking adventure, you need to have a moderate level of fitness. You’ll be hiking for 6 full days, covering around 7.5-10 miles per day (12-17 km) with moderate altitude change. Keep in mind that you’ll also be covering tricky volcanic terrain. The weather and trail conditions may affect the difficulty and you will encounter several river crossings along the trail.

  • 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)
    • A waterproof duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts (please avoid bringing a suitcase)
    • Good lightweight hiking shoes with ankle support 
    • River crossing shoes – Crocs are a good choice, open sandals or flip-flops will not do the job
    • 2-3 pairs of soft wool or fleece hiking socks
    • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear, wool or fleece)
    • T-shirt (thermal underwear, wool or synthetic)
    • Light sweater (wool, fleece or similar)
    • Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable, e.g. Gore-Tex or comparable
    • Hiking pants/shorts, something strong and light that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell
    • Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable (please note that poncho is not useful because of wind)
    • Warm hat and gloves
    • Hiking poles
    • Light towel, easily packable
    • Sunglasses or ski goggles
    • Sun protection and lip balm
    • Buff around the neck
    • Wind- and waterproof protective clothes
    • Cash for the showers, normally around 500 ISK per shower
    • Lunch box to pack each days lunch into
    • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
    • Swimwear if you want to bathe in the hot geothermal pool in Landmannalaugar
    • Sleeping bag – no specific temperature rating since all the huts are heated
    • Slippers for indoor use
    • Clothes for wearing in the hut
    • Toiletries (hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • 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.

  • All of the huts have heating, showers and toilets, either flushable or outhouses. Using the showers costs 500 ISK and can be paid for at the warden’s hut at each hut/campsite. The showers have a 5-minute timer which might not sound like a lot, but it is more than enough time to wash up. The toilets have toilet paper and soap but anything else you might need (shampoo, bandages, towels, washcloths, nail clippers etc.), you will need to bring with you.

    The huts feature kitchens and/or grills that the group will cook their meals with. You will be able to fill up your water bottle at each hut or in the rivers as you hike. The river water in Iceland is safe to drink and very delicious.

    WiFi is not available, but internet connection can sometimes be received around the huts, or by walking a bit around the area. There are no power outlets in the huts. We encourage bringing your own power bank on the tour (you can pack that in your duffel bag which is transported by the support vehicle). In some cases, you can buy small portable chargers at the huts as well, but they are not always available.

  • Group sizes and prices:

    • The usual group size for these group adventures is 10 to 14 people with one guide. All prices are per person and the cost does not decrease as the group grows. 
    • It takes a minimum of 6 people for a tour to operate. 

    Hiking in Iceland can be arranged for larger or private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Secure your spot for next year 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.
    • Confirm your booking by the end of this year 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.

    For this year’s dates, a 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies. 

    • If the Client cancels the trip more than 60 days before the trip, the Client is entitled to a 90% refund
    • If the Client cancels the trip less than 60 days, more than 30 days before the trip the Client is entitled to a 50% refund
    • If the Client cancels the trip less than 30 days, the Client is entitled to no refund
    • In case the Guide has to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances, you will get a full refund.
  • To get to Reykjavík, most people fly into Keflavík Airport (KEF) about 45 minutes away. From there, you can rent a car or take a bus or taxi to the BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavík. From there, you’ll head to your adventure. On the last day, the bus will take you back to the BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavík.

    You will be meeting your guide at the BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavik.

    The guide will choose the appropriate terrain each day 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, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Thorsmork and on Laugavegur Trail, Iceland, please refer to the official Government of Iceland and Official Information about Covid in Iceland websites.

    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!

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