Iceland: Laugavegur Tips

Name: Laugavegur Length: ~55 km Time: ~ 3-4 Days Waypoints: Landmannalaugar →Hrafntinnusker→Álftavatn→Emstrur→Þórsmörk (vise-versa) Direction: the trail can be walked in both directions, more popular is Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk. Extension: the trail can be extended from Þórsmörk→Skogar Good to know: hike includes river crossing, walking in deep water and ice climbing. Weather is totally unpredictable, expect sun, rain, wind and even snow. With that in mind be prepared for all kind of…

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Iceland: Laugavegur Day 4

Day 4: Emstur to Þórsmörk Length: ~15 km Time: ~ 6-7 hours Good to know: this hike is as long as the one on day 3. Hiking includes the crossing of the deepest river of the total hike. It took us 30 minutes to find the right way through the river, as there are several branching s. Tip: When reaching Pórsmörk take two or three days in order to do some…

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Iceland: Laugavegur Day 3

Day 3: Álftavatn to Emstur Length: ~15 km Time: ~ 6-7 hours Good to know: this hike is longer than the first 2 days. Take a longer lunch break at the river with waterfall. Tip: several river crossing are included in this part of the hike. Be prepared for ice-cold glacier water. Near the Emstur hut there is a nice canyon to visit. Walking time 30 to 40 minutes one direction.…

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Iceland: Laugavegur Day 2

Day 2: Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn Length: ~12 km Time: ~ 4-5 hours Good to know: there is one shower at the Àlftavatn hut. It may take some time to get in there but the shower is clean and it contains hot water. Tip: a river crossing is needed in order to get to the Àlftavatn hut. In case you have energy left, it is possible to explore the area around the…

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Iceland: Laugavegur Day 1

Day 1: Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker Length: ~12 km Time: ~ 4-5 hours Good to know: there is no shower at this hut. It only contains cold water for some refreshing. Tip: 1.5 km away from the Hrafntinnusker camp are ice caves. Try to camp in one of the stone circle, weather can be really windy at night. The camp is next to an ice field, for that it will be freezing…

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