Trekking Landmannalaugar - Skogar

Trekking Landmannalaugar - Skogar– Iceland –7 days / 6 nights, Reykjavik - Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker - Alftavatn - Storasula - Markarfljot - Emstrur - Thorsmörk - Skogar - ReykjavikThe Famous Laugavegur Trek - Seven day vehicle assisted trekking from hut to hut. The best known trek in Iceland leads from the geothermal valley of Landmannalaugar in the southern highlands, through the Thorsmörk valley, at the foot of world famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The path takes us over multicolored hills, black sands, along small gullies and great canyons, through green valleys, between glaciers, and past waterfalls to Skogar in the South.

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Operation June 15 - August 31, 2015
Departure Guaranteed departures
June 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 15, 20, 27
August 3, 10, 12, 17, 24, 31

All departures have an English speaking guide
Price $1,975 per person
Included Guide for 7 days
Transportation to and from Reykjavik
Meals for 7 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 7)
Accommodation in mountain huts, 6 nights
Mountain hut fees
Cooking gear
Transfer of luggage
Not Included International flights
Travel insurance
Gratuities
$25 Service fee
Please Note Group size: 6 to 16 participants
Meeting point : The tour starts and ends at the central bus station in Reykjavik (BSI), meeting time is at 7:15 am

Trekking: 7 days
Walking per day: 4 - 7 hours
Total distance: 78 km / 48 mi
Altitude: 150 - 1100 m (490 - 3600 feet)
Maximum ascent: 1000 m (3280 feet)

All departures have an English speaking guide
*This departure will be offered with an English and German speaking guide
Tour Options Additional nights in Reykjavik
Optional excursions
Pick up from hotel or guesthouse at the beginning of the tour can be added for an extra fee.
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Day 1 REYKJAVIK - LANDMANNALAUGAR - HRAFNTINNUSKER (L, D) We take the regular bus that during the summer months drives the mountain tracks that lead to Landmannalaugar, passing by the Hekla volcano and other volcanoes in the Domadalur area. Arriving in Landmannalaugar at noon, we have a lunch and then head south into the mountains.

The trail takes us past small gorges, steaming hot springs and yellow mountain ridges. We will arrive in the late afternoon at Hrafntinnusker mountain hut, where we will stay the night.
Distance: 12km (7.5 mi) / Walking time: 4-5 hrs / Ascent: 470 m (1540 ')

Day 2 HRAFNTINNUSKER - ALFTAVATN (B, L, D) From Hrafntinnusker we descend down in the gullies of Jökultungur with hundreds of steaming hot springs and mud pools. Fascinating views to the south to the Alftavatn area (Swan Lake), and the Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. In the afternoon we arrive at Alftavatn hut where we stay the night.
Distance: 12km (7.5 mi) / Walking time: 4-5 hrs / Descent: 490 m (1610 ')

Day 3 ALFTAVATN - EMSTRUR (B, L, D) We pass at the foot of the green conic volcano of Storasula before entering the black deserts of Mælifellssandur. Heading towards another ancient and verdurous volcano, the Hattfell, we enter the Emstrur region where farmers used to graze their sheep in summer. Before arriving at the Botnar hut where we stay the night, we visit the magnificent Markarfljot canyon cut almost 200 m down into the rocks south of Hattfell.
Distance: 15km (9.5 mi) / Walking time: 6-7 hrs / Descent: 40 m (130 ')

Day 4 EMSTRUR - THORSMÖRK (B, L, D) We continue up and down through the small valleys and gullies of Emstrur, where the great Myrdalsjökull glacier rises only a couple of kilometers away. At the end of the day the vegetation starts to grow thicker and higher as we descend in to Thorsmörk's (the woods of Thor) green valleys filled with arctic birch forests and colorful flowers. We spend the night in one of the huts in Thorsmörk.
Distance: 15km (9.5 mi) / Walking time: 6-7 hrs / Descent: 300 m (985 ')

Day 5 THORSMÖRK VALLEY (B, L, D) We spend the day in Thorsmörk where we have an abundance of choice between various paths. For example, we can visit to the Sönghellir cave ("Song cave"), climb up the small mountain of Valahnukur from where magnificent view can be enjoyed, or hike into the beautifully carved canyon Stakkholtsgja. This oasis between the mountains also an ideal place to relax and just enjoy nature. We spend the night in one of the huts in Thorsmörk.
Distance: 5-10 km (3-6 mi) / Walking time: 2-5 hrs / Ascent/Descent: NA

Day 6 THORSMÖRK - FIMMVÖRDUHALS (B, L, D) Leaving Thorsmörk we cross the river Krossa on a footbridge entering the magic landscapes of Godalönd - the abode of the Gods. Nesting at the foot of two glaciers this is a wonderland of ridges and cliffs covered by a multitude of flowers and grasses, certainly fit for gods and humans alike. Even the elves have made themselves at home here.

We continue up the hills leading to the pass of Fimmvörduhals, walking along the Kattarhryggir ridges with views to the impressive mountain of Utigönguhöfdi up to Morinsheidi heath. A the end of the Morinsheidi plateu we enjoy the view of the lava stream that flowed down from the Fimmvörduhals volcano in March and early April 2010. The lava is all set with different outlets of fuming steam and decorated with green and yellow sulphur.

As we gain height above Morinsheidi we come again to the lava and then to the two craters Magni and Modi that erupted prior to the main Eyjafjallajökull crater. We cross the new lava just at the foot of the magnificent red craters, through places were the lava is almost glowing warm inside the fissures and cracks on its surface. After crossing safely the lava we get a view to the lava and the craters from a hill on the other side, before crossing the néves of the high pass of Fimmvörduhals, to get to the hut between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull, where we set up for the night.
Distance: 12-14 km (7-9 mi) Walking time: 6-7 hrs Ascent: 900 m (2953')

Note: Because of difficult access to the hut for vehicles, passengers will have to carry their gear from the transport vehicle to the hut, and back the next morning, approx. 30 min. walk each way.

Day 7 FIMMVÖRDUHALS - SKOGAR - REYKJAVIK (B, L) After a night between the two glaciers we head down to Skogar. At the beginning, the path takes us over a desolate heath past an old hut that does not offer much shelter any more. We come to the Skogaa River and follow the river exploring its many hidden gorges, and waterfalls all the way to the famous Skogafoss waterfall. The river and its surroundings offer great scenery. The coast seems to be within arm's reach and you can almost feel the surf on your cheeks. Arriving at Skogafoss, we hop on the scheduled bus to Reykjavik. Arrival at Reykjavik Central bus Station at 19:00, where the trip ends.
Distance: 12-13km (7-8 mi) / Walking time: 6-7 hrs / Descent: 1000 m (3280')

*All of the mountain huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. There are bunk rooms with single and twin beds, participants have to be prepared to share a bed with a stranger.

Total distance: 78 km / 48 miles
Altitude: 150 - 1100 m (490 - 3600 feet)
Maximum ascent: 1000 m (3280 feet)

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