Iceland Women’s Hiking Adventure Tour is a 40-mile thru-hike from the hot springs of Landmannalauger to the lush green forests of Thorsmork in the highlands of southern Iceland! You may never be able to pronounce the name, but the adventure will be unforgettable.
Our Women’s Iceland Thru Hiking Adventure Tour Laugavegur Trek is a 40 mile hike over 5 days (plus pre/post hike lodging) from the hot springs of Landmannalaugar, across extreme environments of the southern highlands, to the forested valley of Þórsmörk (thorsmork).
Women ages 60ish and older are invited to join our team as we trek across the beautiful souther highlands in Iceland.
The landscape is so varied and other worldly, you just might think you were on another planet.
Traverse rainbow, rhyolite mountains down into steaming geothermal areas that give way to bubbling mud pools surrounded by vibrant green lime colored moss. Trek through valleys of obsidian (Dragon Glass to all you Game of Thrones fans), and walk over snow, ford glacial rivers, and across an expansive lava sand desert on our Women’s Iceland Thru Hiking Adventure Tour.
Be rewarded with the feeling of accomplishment on our Iceland Women’s Hiking Adventure Tour, knowing that you achieved your goal each day! Celebrate and laugh with your adventure buddies as you sit around the table at night sharing homemade meals, and your stories at the end of each day on our Iceland Women’s Hiking Adventure Tour.
Oh, friend….there will be stories on this epic Women’s Iceland Thru Hiking Adventure Tour!
All of the planning has been done for you. This trip is fully supported with pre-trip preparation and a detailed packing list. Carry only a day pack with personal gear. Hot breakfast and dinners are prepared at mountain huts each night. Luggage is transferred between huts for you. The trail is challenging, but not impossible or technical. All you need for are to invest in a few pieces of good personal gear such as: gortex rain jacket and pants, trekking poles, hiking boots, back pack, non-cotton base layers.
Who should sign up for our Women’s Iceland Thru Hiking Adventure Tour?
You must love hiking and you must be confident that you can get yourself from point A to point B each day on your own two feet. This trip is open to women who do not have any experience thru-hiking. Some mountain hiking experience carrying a backpack is required in various weather conditions, and you must be an active person, willing to prepare your body for the experience.
We walk 6-7 hours per day, or about 7-10 miles. Maximum elevation is 3,400 ft and is covered within the first two days of hiking. The third day is rolling with short, steep climbs. The final stretch is mostly flat with little elevation gain. The fifth day is hiking the trails around Thorsmork. The trails are foot paths with loose gravel, rocks, sand, mud, and possibly snow.. Total accumulative elevation for the hike is 6000ft over 5 days.
This is a challenging trip but not impossible. The varied terrain (loose gravel, dirt, mud, snow) steep ascents and decents, combined with the varied weather make this hike moderate to strenuous for most.
Recommended for those that are physically active and have some experience with hiking at least 5 hours in mountainous terrain with a backpack.
2 night in a 3-Star Hotel in Reykjavik
4 nights in mountain huts! These huts are dormitory style and small. The huts can accommodate up to 50 people (depending on the hut) with 10- 16 people per dorm room, wing, or cabin. There will be travelers from all over the world staying at the huts as well as people camping outside the hut.
Beds are limited and participants will have to share a mattress with another participant. There could be men and women not in our group sharing our room.
Early Bird Price: $3395
October 15th $3495
January 15th $3595
Price does not include airfare, two dinners, and gratuity.
Arrival at Keflavik airport anytime that is most convenient and economical for you. Transfer to Reykjavik is not included but we will help participants arrange transportation. Spend the day walking around Reykjavik and visit museums.
Pre-hike meeting and orientation.
Dinner in town (not included). Overnight at Reykavik.
Note: Once the trip is confirmed, an option pre-tour add on will be offered to visit some of the waterfalls and sites of the South Coast. Last year, the cost was approximately $400 per person and included an extra night's stay in Reykjavik.