Laugavegur & Fimmvörduháls Trek - 6 Day Tour (Huts) Guided Tour

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LAUGAVEGUR & FIMMVORDUHALS TREK

We start in Landmannalaugar and make our way south through the Highlands. On the way we view fields of obsidian, red and yellow mountains, black sands and sparkling white glaciers. The Laugavegur trail ends in Thorsmörk, a green valley nestled at the foot of the famous glacier Eyjafjallajökull. From Thorsmork we hike up to the newest craters at Fimmvörduháls named Magni and Móði, after the sons of Thor, the Norse god of thunder. The area is still warm since the eruption in 2010. On this 6 days trek you experience some of the best Icelandic nature has to offer glaciers, volcanoes, lava fields and geothermal colors and hot springs. The track is maintained and your guide will ensure you do not miss the best spots along the way, explain the scenery around you and geological history of Iceland. Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trek was chosen one of "20 Best Hikes In The World" by National Geographic. 

What´s Included

Transport to/from our meeting points

Guiding Service

Accommodation

Meals

Luggage transport from hut to hut

What to bring

  • Hiking boots - good sturdy boots with sufficient ankle support, robust sole and waterproof 
  • Thermal underwear (long sleeve top and bottom) made of wool or synthetics (not cotton)
  • Wool or fleece thermal mid layer
  • Hiking pants (we don't recommend cottons as they take long to dry if wet)
  • Hiking socks made of wool or synthetic (at least 2-3 pairs)
  • Waterproof and breathable (fabric such as Gore Tex or similar) both pants and jacket (preferably with a hood)
  • Gloves and mittens - wool or synthetic (waterproof over gloves/mitts recommended)
  • Warm hat and/or balaclava
  • HEALTH SUPPLIES AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE IF NEEDED
  • Day backpack about 25-40 L 
  • Travel sack for your baggage that is transported between huts. (Suitcases are not recommended, we recommend a waterproof duffel bag)
  • River crossing shoes -for example quick drying trail runners, sandals (with straps) or neoprene shoes
  • Sleeping bag and travel pillow
  • Towel
  • Tooth brush and personal toiletries
  • Sunglasses/sunscreen
  • 1-2 L Water bottle
  • Hiking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Pen knife
  • Camera, batteries & memory card
  • Book
  • Headlamp for trips in late season (after August 10th)
  • Earplugs
  • Power bank /portable charging device

Additional information

Landmannalaugar geothermal area, Laugavegur Assisted Trekking Tour, Top 20 Best Hikes in the World, Hike to the Fimmvörðuháls Volcanoes, Thorsmork, and enjoy the amazing and remarkable sights.

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Itinerary

DAY 1
Reykjavik - Landmannalaugar
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Reykjavik - Landmannalaugar

Day 1: Reykjavik-Landmannalaugar-Hrafntinnusker The tour starts by the Reykjavík tourist info in Aðalstræti 2 at 7.00. We also offer pick up at the accomodation in Reykjavik area ( See Bookable extras) Distance: 12km (7.5 mi) Walking time: 4-5 hrs. Ascent: 470 m (1540 ') Day 2: Hrafntinnusker-Álftavatn Lake Distance: 12km (7.5 mi) Walking time: 4-5 hrs. Descent: 490 m (1610 ') Day 3: Álftavatn Lake-Emstrur and Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon Distance: 15km (9.5 mi) Walking time: 6-7 hrs. Descent: 40 m (130 ') Day 4: Emstrur-Thorsmork. Distance: 15km (9.5 mi) Walking time: 6-7 hrs. Descent: 300 m (985 ') Day 5: Thorsmork to Fimmvörðuháls Pass. Special grilled Lamb dinner and we spend the night in Þórsmörk. Distance: 16km (10 mi) Walking time: 7-8 hrs Ascent: 800 m (2600 ') Day 6: In Thorsmork and Útigönguhöfð mountain We return to Reykjavík in the early evening. All our TREK tours are guided in English. Other languages are available upon request.

DAY 2
Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker
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Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker

Start with a pick up in Reykjavik. Arrive in Landmannalaguar around noon where we start hiking the first leg of the trail. Stay in Hrafntinnusker. 

DAY 3
Hrafntinnusker - Álftavatn
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Hrafntinnusker - Álftavatn

DAY 4
Álftavatn - Emstrur
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Álftavatn - Emstrur

DAY 5
Emstrur - Þórsmörk
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Emstrur - Þórsmörk

DAY 6
Þórsmörk - Fimmvörðuháls trail - Þórsmörk
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Þórsmörk - Fimmvörðuháls trail - Þórsmörk

A day hike up to Magni and Móði crater.

DAY 7
Þórsmörk - Reykjavik
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Þórsmörk - Reykjavik

Back to Reykjavik again. 

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