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Laugavegur Hiking Trail

The Laugavegur Hiking Trail is Iceland’s most famous hiking trail and truly one of the world’s most beautiful treks. The trail connects the Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk Nature Reserves and offers a variety of different landscapes along the way. Every day has different views with beautiful scenery of pristine nature with volcanic mountains, lava fields, glaciers, natural hot springs, black arctic deserts and lush forrested valleys.

The Laugavegur Hiking Trail has been described as one of the best treks in the world by publications such as the National Geographic and the Lonely Planet, as well as by individual hikers and adventure writers.

The Laugavegur Hiking Trail is located in the southern highlands of Iceland, north of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull Volcano. Most people traverse the 55 kilometre long Laugavegur Hiking Trail in 3 – 5 days, trekking from north to south. Starting in Landmannalaugar and ending the trek in Þórsmörk. The 24 – 30 kilometer long Fimmvörðuháls & Eyjafjallajökull hiking trail can be added to the trek, connecting the Laugavegur Trail with Skógar, on the south coast of Iceland.

Huts and camping sites along the Laugavegur trail are usually open from the end of June until the end of August, depending on snow and trail conditions. The Volcano Huts in Þórsmörk open earlier in the spring and stay open longer into the fall due to the location and favourable weather conditions.

Daily scheduled busses drive between Reykjavík and the starting and end points of the trail in Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. The bus stop in Þórsmörk is at the Volcano Huts in Husadalur Valley.

The Volcano Huts offer affordable packages for hikers wanting to trek the Laugavegur Trail, including bus tickets, accommodation and others services.


Laugavegur hiking packages

Laugavegur Volcano Trail Package

Self-guided / Duration: 4 or 5 days

The Laugavegur Hiking Trail is Iceland’s most famous trail and truly one of the world’s most beautiful treks, as described by National Geographic and other publications. 


Laugavegur & Fimmvörðuháls Hiking

Self-guided / Duration: 3 days

Available this summer is the well known Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls at your own pace, as a 3 day self-guided trip from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk continuing to Skógar. 



Looking for other tours in and around the Þórsmörk area? Have a look at our Tours & Packages selection.

For other hiking tours, not specifically in the area, please have a look at the Ísafold Travel hiking tours.