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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. The moss-covered lava fields, polychrome mountains, black sand deserts, and turquoise lakes turn this age-old trail into a vivid riot of colors. With so many natural wonders to offer, 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
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!
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…
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!
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!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
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:
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:
Hiking in Iceland can be arranged for larger or private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
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.
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.