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Hike Laugavegur Hiking Trail - From Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk

Laugavegur Hiking Trail - From Landmannalaugar...

Elevation

Min: 705 ft
Max: 3497 ft
Uphill: 4806 ft
Downhill: 6063 ft
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Iceland, the mystic and remote island high up north, is geographically situated in the North Atlantic and about 103,000 km² (10.3 ha) large. Regardless of the season, it's worth coming here throughout the year as each season creates its very own special atmosphere. Upon your visit, you may become a witness of how new land is created and share the fascination for this special island as many... Read more

last update on Jul 25, 2019
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Difficulty
Moderate
Distance: 34.8 miles
Duration:4 days
Min: 705 ft
Max: 3497 ft
Uphill: 4806 ft
Downhill: 6063 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail
Experts only

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Interesting facts

  • You're traveling a distance of 35 miles on this moderate trail. This makes it a relatively long hike. The average length of all hikes in the Regions of Iceland is 38 miles.
  • Elevated between 705 ft and 3497 ft, the hike is among the 3 highest elevated hikes on Iceland. You're facing an uphill climb of 1465 vertical meters on this hike. This makes the hike one of the 3 hikes with the most ascent on Iceland.
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track. There are places to buy beverages and food along the track. However it’s always recommended to bring enough water and food along with you.

Route description

One of many rivers in the area.
CC BY 2.0   © Graham van der Wielen One of many rivers in the area.

Laugavegur is one of the most popular hiking trails through the Icelandic wilderness. It connects the two natural reserves Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. The path leads through an incredibly diverse landscape. You get to see mountains in all colours of the rainbow, impressive glaciers, hot springs, rivers and lakes. The hike usually takes four days. As it can get dangerous in bad weather, the right equipment is key, and hikers should be well prepared to tackle this trail.
 

  • Day 1: From Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker
    12 kilometres; 4 to 5 hours
  • Day 2: From Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn
    12 kilometres; 4 to 5 hours
  • Day 3: From Álftavatn to Emstrur (Botnar)
    15 kilometres; 6 to 7 hours
  • Day 4: From Emstrur (Botnar) to Þórsmörk
    15 kilometres; 6 to 7 hours
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

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