Iceland's Laugavegur Trail

Iceland’s Laugavegur trail is one of the world’s classic treks, traversing the volcanic highlands of southern Iceland. The 53km route begins at Landmannalaugar, a geothermal zone of bubbling natural hot springs, and then passes through a dramatic landscape of rhyolite peaks, yellow mountain ridges, lava fields, mud pools and waterfalls before descending into the wooded valleys of Thorsmork, the forest of Thor. Staying overnight at characterful mountain huts in dramatic locations, you will be able to share stories from the trail with fellow trekkers over dinner each night. Wonder at the theatrical Eyjafjallajokull, the active volcano that caused havoc in 2010, and enjoy the trek that National Geographic included as one of the “20 Best Hikes in the World”!
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Difficulty moderate
Distance 10 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 532 m
Descent 67 m

Arriving in the highland location of Landmannalaugar, have some lunch amongst the surrounding colourful rhyolite mountains.

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.9 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 80 m
Descent 599 m

Iceland sits astride the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, and this morning you’ll note just how fragile the earth’s crust is here.

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Difficulty difficult
Distance 16.2 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 255 m
Descent 259 m

Pass by the foot of Storasula, a green cone volcano, then the trail enters the black ash deserts of Maelifellssandur. Another ancient volcano, ...

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 159 m
Descent 501 m

Start the morning with an undulating walk through the small valleys and gullies of the Ermstrur region. Here, the great Myrdalsjokull glacier feels ...

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