Laugavegur Trekking 2019 - 4 days / 3 nights

Icelandĺs most famous hiking trail

Laugavegur Trekking 2019 - 4 days / 3 nights

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Icelandĺs most famous hiking trail





Accommodation in mountain huts or tents.

Laugavegur is Icelandĺs most famous hiking trail, because there are few trails in the country that offer more diversity and beauty.

There is a marked track for most of the route and your guide will make sure you donĺt miss the best spots along the way. The hike begins in Landmannalaugar, a geothermal wonderland and the route goes south through the highlands.
On the way we go through fields of obsidian lava, we will see red and yellow mountains, black sands and sparkling white glaciers. The trail ends in ١rsm÷rk, a green valley, nestled at the foot of the infamous glacier and a volcano Eyjafjallaj÷kull which erupted in 2010 and completely reformed some of the area. The luggage is transported by a 4x4 vehicle from hut to hut so you only have to carry a light pack during the hike. All meals are included and your guide will provide local information and assistance. In the huts, the guides will, along with the group, prepare great meals to enjoy together in a magical environment and atmosphere.


We have several hiking tours in this area. Please take a look at HT01, HT05 and HT14.

HT02 Map

HT02 Map

AVAILABLE:
June 15 to September 16

DURATION:
4 days / 3 nights

TOUR ID:
HT02

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Included

    Transport from one of the meeting points stated in Other info
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    Guiding Service
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    Accommodation in mountain huts (shared rooms) OR tents ( insulation mattress)
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    Meals
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    Luggage transport from hut to hut

Not Included

    Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavik
    Sleeping bag
    Showers are not included in the price but can be purchased at all huts but Hrafntinnusker (500 ISK).

Itinerary

Day 1. ReykjavÝk - Landmannalaugar - Hrafntinnusker

The tour starts by the ReykjavÝk tourist info at Reykjavik's City Hall (Rß­h˙si­) by Tj÷rnin pond at 7.00 a.m. It's located in downtown Reykjavik and within walking distance from most hotels, hostels and guesthouses in central Reykjavik. You can also meet us at one of our other meeting points (see tour description). After introductions, we board the scheduled bus that takes us to Landmannalaugar. The drive takes about 3-4 hours, on the way we travel along the south coast and then turn inland and pass Iceland's most active volcano, Hekla. Our hike starts in Landmannalaugar as we walk through this geothermal wonderland and look at the colorful mountains and steaming hot springs. The trail takes us through the rough lava field, Laugahraun. From there we move to the slopes of Brennisteinsalda, which is known worldwide for its incredible spectrums of colors and photogenic looks. We walk by the beautiful hot spring Storihver before crossing into the obsidian desert by Hrafntinnusker. Storihver is one of the very few green grounds we will encounter on this day. We spend the night in the hut in Hrafntinnusker, one of the most remote huts in Iceland.

Distance: 12km (7.5 mi)
Walking time: 4-5 hrs
Ascent: 470 m (1540 ')

Day 2. Hrafntinnusker - ┴lftavatn Lake

After breakfast we head out again and walk along Reykjafj÷ll mountain range and descend into the J÷kultungur area. The geothermal activity has turned these gullies yellow and red. From the top of J÷kultungur there is a great view over the Fjallabak area and lake ┴lftavatn, which is our next overnight stop. Before reaching ┴lftavatn we need to cross an unbridged stream on foot. We spend the night in a hut by ┴lftavatn lake.

Distance: 12km (7.5 mi)
Walking time: 4-5 hrs
Descent: 490 m (1610 ')

Day 3. ┴lftavatn Lake - Emstrur

We begin the day with another refreshing stream crossing as we make our way past the green volcano Stˇras˙la and further to the black desert of MŠlifellssandur. We walk through this black glacial desert and into Emstrur area where we will enjoy the view of Eyjafjallaj÷kull and Mřrdalsj÷kull glaciers. Before reaching the hut in Botnar we make a detour to look at Markarfljˇtsglj˙fur, a magnificent 200m deep canyon carved out by the glacial river Markarfljˇt. The hut in Botnar is located in a little green oasis, a welcome sight after walking through the black sands.

Distance: 15km (9.5 mi)
Walking time: 6-7 hrs
Descent: 40 m (130 ')

Day 4. Emstrur - ١rsm÷rk - Seljalandsfoss - ReykjavÝk

We continue along the canyon on our way to ١rm÷rk. The trail takes us within a few kilometers of the great Mřrdalsj÷kull glacier. We walk past the peculiar shaped Mt. Einhyrningur and into the dense birch forest in ١rsm÷rk. ١rsm÷rk is a green valley nesting at the foot of the glaciers Eyjafjallaj÷kull and Mřrdalsj÷kull. We catch a bus to ReykjavÝk in the afternoon. We will be returning to Reykjavik at around 21:30 and offer drop off at Miklabraut 101 Orkan gas station (by Kringlan shopping mall), Reykjavik Campsite and the City Hall on VonarstrŠti.

Distance: 15km (9.5 mi)
Walking time: 6-7 hrs
Descent: 300 m (985 ')

Tour Dates

June 15, 2019 English Guaranteed Accommodation in mountain huts
June 16, 2019 English Guaranteed Accommodation in mountain huts
June 17, 2019 English Guaranteed Accommodation in mountain huts
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June 24, 2019 English Guaranteed Accommodation in tents
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Price Information

June 15, 2019 - September 16, 2019:
Price per person with accommodation in mountain huts 175989 ISK (1255 EUR)
Price per person with accommodation in tents 159990 ISK (1141 EUR)

Optional

 

Sleeping bag rental per person
Price: 4000 ISK (29 EUR)

Special food per person
Price: 4000 ISK (29 EUR)

Payments & Terms

10% Deposit
Cancellation Policy:
As we start to incur costs from the time the contract is confirmed we will apply cancellation charges as shown below from the time when written notification of the cancellation is received:
Cancellations with more than 28 days' notice before trip departure: You will be refunded 90% of the total tour price. 10% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of booking and preparing your tour.
Cancellations with less than 28 days' notice before trip departure: You will be refunded 50% of your total tour price. 50% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of cancelling any arrangements made for your tour.
Cancellations with less than 48-hours' notice before trip departure: No refund will be given if tours are cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice, as we will be charged for all costs such as guides, transport etc.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.


Duration: 4 days
Hiking time: 5-7 hours per day
Level: Moderate
Minimum age: 15 years
Group size: Maximum 16 participants in the hut tours and 14 participants in the camping tours


Suitable for most people that are in good health and exercise regularly: No previous hiking experience needed. A few moderate river crossing and some steeper sections will be encountered.

Meeting points and times: in ReykjavÝk are stated below. Please specify once making the booking which location you would like to be picked up at:

Tourist Information Center at Reykjavik's City Hall (Rß­h˙si­) on VonarstrŠti
HallgrÝmskirkja Church
Reykjavik Campsite
Meeting points outside of Reykjavik:
Selfoss N1 gas station
Hella Bus Terminal

Drop off after the tour is available at:
10-11/Orkan Miklabraut South by Kringlan
Hella Bus Stop
N1 Hverager­i
N1 Hvolsv÷llur
N1 Selfoss
Reykjavik Campsite
Tourist Information Center at Reykjavik's City Hall (Rß­h˙si­) on VonarstrŠti

Payment: A non refundable deposit of 10%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 3 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 6 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, TOURIS will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for TOURIS to ensure efficiency, including the passengers name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

Travel Insurance: To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.

Accommodation in mountain huts: Overnight stay will be in a shared mountain hut or tent in beautiful surroundings. All the huts are heated with either gas or geothermal water, so a light sleeping bag will be enough to keep you warm. The huts have communal dormitories with bunk beds. Some of the bunks are double and some are single so you may have to share a double bunk. We recommend that you bring earplugs and an eye/sleeping mask if you have trouble sharing a room with others. The huts all have toilet facilities and free drinking water. All the huts (except the first night in Hrafntinnusker) have gas heated showers, a 5 min shower costs 500 ISK. There is limited electricity at the huts and the access is restricted to a few power outlets if any. Charging costs 1,000 ISK and is often only possible for a limited amount of time (if possible at all). We recommend bringing a portable charging device if you have one. If you don't and charging is necessary for you while on the trek, you will need to invest in one. You can get very inexpensive ones that work well.

There is no service in the huts (no shop, no food, no beer or wine for sale!).

Accommodation in tents: You will be sleeping in a 2-3 person tent that is very simple to put up and take down. Single tents are available, please contact us for price. The campsites all have toilet facilities and free drinking water. All the campsites(except the first night) have gas heated showers, a 5 min shower costs 500 ISK and they do accept credit cards or cash. There is limited electricity at the huts and the access is restricted to a few power outlets if any. Charging costs 1,000 ISK and is often only possible for a limited amount of time (if possible at all). We recommend bringing a portable charging device if you have one. If you don't and charging is necessary for you while on the trek, you will need to invest in one. You can get very inexpensive ones that work well.

Luggage: During the day you will only need to carry a light day pack containing lunch, water bottle, river crossing shoes, rain-gear, and other items or clothing you might need for the day such as medication, sunglasses, extra socks, etc. Your luggage will be transported from hut to hut in a 4x4 vehicle with a trailer. There is a limit of 1 piece of luggage for each participant that can weigh up to 20 kg. To make sure your belongings stay dry pack everything in a water and dust proof travel sack, we recommend a duffel bag. Fragile items such as cameras should packed in proper cases/bags. We highly recommend not to carry with you computers or others valuable devices while hiking or doing any other outdoor activities as run the risk of getting wet or damaged.

Sleeping bag rental: - If you are travelling light or simply do not own a sleeping bag they are available for rent. Sleeping bag rental must be booked before the tour starts and are available in the booking process on our website.

Food: Our standard menu includes milk products, fish, nuts, meat and bread so if you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, have allergies or have other specific food preferences then please put this in as a comment when you book your trip so we can make the suitable arrangements. This will help us in supplying the best meals possible for everyone. The meals are prepared by the guide and the group together. Although the guide is usually the leader on the project this can go all ways. This often brings the whole group together and makes a nice, fun and cozy atmosphere. We have a saying in Icelandic ômargar hendur vinna lÚtt verkö which basically means when people help out the job is a lot easier and we think that this fits perfectly to this question. Make food and friends at the same time!

Equipment list

Hiking boots - good sturdy boots with sufficient ankle support, robust sole and waterproof
Thermal underwear (long sleeve top and bottom) made of wool or synthetics (not cotton)
Wool or fleece thermal mid layer
Hiking pants (we don't recommend cottons as they take long to dry if wet)
Hiking socks made of wool or synthetic (at least 2-3 pairs)
Waterproof and breathable (fabric such as Gore Tex or similar) both pants and jacket (preferably with a hood)
Gloves and mittens - wool or synthetic (waterproof over gloves/mitts recommended)
Warm hat and/or balaclava
HEALTH SUPPLIES AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE IF NEEDED
Day backpack about 25-40 L
Travel sack for your baggage that is transported between huts. (Suitcases are not recommended, we recommend a waterproof duffel bag)
River crossing shoes -for example quick drying trail runners, sandals (with straps) or neoprene shoes
Sleeping bag and travel pillow
Towel
Tooth brush and personal toiletries
Sunglasses/sunscreen
1-2 L Water bottle
Hiking poles
Gaiters
Pen knife
Camera, batteries & memory card
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Headlamp for trips in late season (after August 10th)
Earplugs
Power bank / portable charging device

It is possible to do a longer version of this hike with 6 days / 5 nights. . The longer tour is called HT05 Laugavegur Trekking - 6 days / 5 nights.

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