5-day Laugavegur Trek in Huts

5-day Laugavegur Trek in Huts
Outdoor Activities > Hiking & Camping > Hiking
$1874.11
Duration: 5 days
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Description

A 5-day version of the classic Laugavegur Trek let's you experience majestic nature from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk glacier valley. This is Iceland's most famous trek listed by National Geographic as on of the best treks in the world.

The rumors are true! Trekking in the southern highlands, from the geothermal hotspots in Landmannalaugar to the lush green landscape in Þórsmörk valley, is even more beautiful in person. You will traverse in between vibrant yellow rhyolite mountains, over black sand deserts and past majestic canyons during this adventure. It is not a coincidence that this trail is a favorite among locals and travelers from the around the world.

Total walking distance: 56 km. (35 miles)
Maximum Ascent: 600 m. (1900 feet)
Minimum age: 14 years 

Accommodations: All of the mountain huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have single and twin beds and participants must be prepared to share a bunk with other travelers from the group.

Equipment list:

Boots and Clothing:

  • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support
  • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
  • T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
  • Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer)
  • Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell
  • Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable
  • Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland
  • Gloves
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs
  • Warm hat

Other gear:

  • A duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts. Please avoid bringing a suitcase!
  • Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day 30-45L
  • River shoes
  • Light Sleeping bag
  • Towel – light weight and packable
  • Sunglasses & sun protection
  • Water container
  • Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut
  • Change of clothes for wearing in the hut
  • Personal first aid kit – including blister care
  • Prescription medication and other personal health items
  • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste etc

Optional gear:

  • Walking pole(s)
  • Gaiters
  • Pen knife
  • Earplugs
  • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap
  • Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down) 
  • Camera, spare batteries
  • Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing
  • Slippers for indoor use
  • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits

A 5-day version of the classic Laugavegur Trek let's you experience majestic nature from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk glacier valley. This is Iceland's most famous trek listed by National Geographic as on of the best treks in the world.