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 Lonley 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 here at the Volcano Huts in Husadalur Valley in Þórsmörk.
The Volcano Huts offer affordable packages for hikers wanting to trek the Laugavegur Trail, including bus tickets, accommodation and others services.