Laugavegur Trail – 4 days

4 days

medium difficulty

199.900 ISK

Experience the stunning natural beauty and unique geological phenomena of the Laugavegur Trail. Hike with us from the hot springs of Landmannalaugar to the glacial valley of Þórsmörk – and some more.

Laugavegur Trail – 4 days

Laugavegur Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland, and National Geographic has listed it as one of the most beautiful trails in the world. The trail will take you through stunning landscapes. Imagine colorful rhyolite mountains, black obsidian lava, steaming hot springs, crystal-clear lakes, black sandy deserts, and a lush forest. Who could resist?

The Laugavegur Trail runs through the southern Icelandic Highlands, connecting Landmannalaugar’s geothermal area to the forested Þórsmörk valley.

Landmannalaugar is famed for its incredible rhyolite mountains and bubbling hot springs, some suitable for bathing. Þósmörk on the other hand is sheltered by mountains and glaciers, and famous for its birch forests. The trail goes by ‘Swan Lake’, Álftavatn, and passes through the black sand desert of Mælifellssandur and the plains of Emstrur. Along the way are numerous peaks, crater lakes, and volcanoes. The trail lies in the vicinity of two glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull.

We provide support for this trek – your luggage will be transported between the huts, allowing you to travel light during the day.

This trip is English-guided and accommodates up to 16 people.

Laugavegur Trail - 4 days

199.900 ISK


Landmannalaugar - Álftavatn Lake

We depart early in the morning from Reykjavík to make the most of the day, as the drive takes about three to four hours. Don’t worry - the journey to the Highlands is captivating itself. We will drive along the south coast and by Hekla, an active monumental stratovolcano. Due to frequent eruptions, it earned its name ‘The Gateway to Hell’ in the Middle Ages.

The starting point of the Laugavegur trail is Landmannlaugar. Among today’s highlights are Reykjafjöll rhyolite mountains and the Jökultungur area. Geothermal activity has caused some ravines to turn deep yellows and reds. Those vivid colors are in contrast with the pale sandy hues surrounding them. The reward for scaling Jökultungur is breathtaking views of the Fjallabak region and Álftavatn Lake. We’ll have to ford a river to get to our accommodation at Álftavatn Lake, which is an exciting experience!

Distance: 24 km Walking time: 7 hrs Ascent: 900 m

Camping Álftavatn


Álftavatn - Emstrur

Let’s set off! There is one more river to cross before we enter the black sand plains of Mælifellssadur. We’ll pass the Stórasúla and Hattafell volcanoes on the way to Emstrur. Emstrur is the perfect place to enjoy magnificent views of Eyjafjallajökkul and Mýrdalsjökull volcano mountain glaciers. We proceed to Botnar, a green oasis in the sea of black sand, where we will stay for the night. Don´t forget to admire Markarfljótsgljúfur, a 200-meter-deep canyon with a glacial river along the way.

Distance: 15 km Walking time: 6-7 hrs Descent: 40 m

Camping Emstrur


Emstrur - Þórsmörk

Today, we will embark on our hike towards Þórsmörk. Passing through the Almenningar Gorge near Mount Einhyrningur, also known as Unicorn Mountain, we have a spectacular view of the glaciers. The landscape and nature will gradually transform, with a few trees scattered here and there, giving way to the dense birch forest that Þórsmörk is renowned for. Our accommodation is in a breathtaking place, beneath the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. You have just completed the world-famous Laugavegur Trail!

Distance: 15 km Walking time: 6-7 hrs Descent: 300 m

Camping Þórsmörk



Let’s make the most of the last day! The Fimmvörðuháls trail features all the best views of Þórsmörk and offers versatile terrain. It leads you along parts of the Laugavegur Trail through the birch woods of the Húsadalur Valley and up to the foothills of the Tindfjöll Mountains.  You can reach the Þórsmörk Valley by taking the Slyppugilshryggur Ridge or the Slyppugil Canyon. At the bottom of the valley, you will find the Langidalur Hut, where you can rest and fill up your water bottle. Then we will climb back up and over the Valahnúkur Mountain for a lasting impression of Þórsmörk before descending back to the Volcano Huts. This trail is marked and accessible. It is possible to extend or shorten the trail at convenient points.

In the afternoon, transportation will be provided for you to reach Reykjavík.

Own bed



Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Lugagge support
Camping fees
Tent for single-use
English-speaking travel guidance


Sleeping mat

What our adventurers say


Domestic trip, cool experience!

Very cool experience, definitely recommended. Harm takes you to places inland where you probably wouldn't otherwise go and the landscapes are amazing. The tents and mats are also excellent, and with a nice group you can make it a fantastic two-week domestic trip!

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Wonderful, pleasant, active trip through beautiful Iceland in the autumn. Very good price-quality ratio, many included, beautiful overnight stays at unique locations, small group and a tour guide who knows a lot about Iceland and therefore visits relatively undiscovered places in addition to the hotspots and can adapt the program flexibly.

Recommended! Tour Iceland with Local Adventures

Just returned from the 12-day camping trip Tour of Iceland with Harm / Local Adventures. What a beautiful journey through a beautiful country! Harm's passion and love for Iceland and for showing all the beauty the country has to offer - including some lesser-known gems - provided an extra golden edge to the already beautiful trip. The flexibility in the itinerary and the nice, relatively small group made it complete. Highly recommended!

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