The most popular hiking trail in Iceland is the Laugavegur trail, a 55km long hike over the highland of Iceland and usually takes about 4-5 days. The hike starts in Landmannalaugar where the stunning landscape is formed of colorful rhyolite mountains and steaming hot springs and ends in Þórsmörk one of Iceland’s most beautiful places. 

This hiking trail offers so many natural wonders on the way like glaciers, glacier rivers, hot springs, waterfalls, black deserts, colorful mountains and volcanoes. The scenery is just breathtaking with a great variety of landscape that it is hard not to forget yourself in the moment. 

It is possible to add one more day and hike the Fimmvörðuháls trail as well. 

The trail is only available in the summer months. 

Be prepared 

We recommend to book a tour with a guide for this trip. It is possible to do the hike on your own but keep in mind: 

  • It is very important to be prepared for this hike physically and mentally.
  • It is also important to have the right equipment's including good hiking shoes, walking sticks, good backpack, sleeping bag, food and water and clothes for all kinds of weather.
  • The weather in Iceland is unpredictable and the weather forecast should always be checked before. 
  • Accommodation on the way is limited and needs to be booked in advance. Camping areas are available on the way and do not have to be booked in advance.  

Itinerary 

Day 1 - Hike from Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker About 12km
Day 2 - Hike from Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn About 12km
Day 3 - Hike from Álftavatn to Emstrur About 15km
Day 4 - Hike from Emstrur to Þórsmörk About 15km

Laugavegur hiking trail
On the way to Thorsmork on the Laugavegur hiking trail
The landscape on the way on Laugavegur hiking trail
Sunset on the Laugavegur trail at Alftavatn Lake
The hut at Hrafntinnusker on the Laugavegur trek
Laugavegur trekking
Taking a break for a photo is important
Signs on the way on Laugavegur trek
The landscape on the way is amazing with colorful mountains
Crossing the river on the Laugavegur hiking tral
Laugavegur hiking trail
On the way to Thorsmork on the Laugavegur hiking trail
The landscape on the way on Laugavegur hiking trail
Sunset on the Laugavegur trail at Alftavatn Lake
The hut at Hrafntinnusker on the Laugavegur trek
Laugavegur trekking
Taking a break for a photo is important
Signs on the way on Laugavegur trek
The landscape on the way is amazing with colorful mountains
Crossing the river on the Laugavegur hiking tral

Laugavegur hiking trail

On the way to Thorsmork on the Laugavegur hiking trail

The landscape on the way on Laugavegur hiking trail

Sunset on the Laugavegur trail at Alftavatn Lake

The hut at Hrafntinnusker on the Laugavegur trek

Laugavegur trekking

Taking a break for a photo is important

Signs on the way on Laugavegur trek

The landscape on the way is amazing with colorful mountains

Crossing the river on the Laugavegur hiking tral