Iceland 2023: Iceland Laugavegur Trek for Women 60+

      Reykjavík, Iceland

      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      Jul 23 - 29, 2023
      Group size: 10 - 15
      Iceland 2023: Iceland Laugavegur Trek for Women 60+
      Reykjavík, Iceland

      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      172 reviews

      Jul 23 - 29, 2023
      Group size: 10 - 15

      About this trip

      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.

      Ready for adventure!

      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. 

      Zoom Informational Meeting

      Informational Meeting Replay

      We hosted an informational presentation about this trip. The recording can be found HERE

      Where do we stay?

      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.

      Supplemental Information

      There are many more details about the trek. Click here for the packing list and supplmental information. 

      Trip Leader Info:

      This trip is being led by a local Icelandic guide and Green Edventures Trip Leader, Cynthia. Learn more about Cynthia Here.


      Early Bird Price: $3495
      April 15th $3595
      Deposit: $695

      Price does not include airfare, two dinners, and gratuity. 

      Service Fees & Payment Methods

      Green Edventures does not charge a service fee. We use a third party merchant service called WeTravel and they use the credit card processor Stripe. 

      Credit Card

      WeTravel will add a service fee to the total amount of your trip if you pay with a credit card. Credit Cards fees: 2.9% (Amex: 3.9%). This is a bank fee not Green Edventures. 

      ACH / Checking Account 

      If you set up your payment method to be withdrawn from your checking account there are no fees. 

      You can change your payment method at any time in your WeTravel Account. 


      What’s included

      • Local Guide
        5 days
      • Tour Leader
        7 days
      • Bus Transfer
        Public transport to Landmannalaugar and from Þórsmörk
      • Most meals
        Meals breakfast day 2 to lunch day 6, and breakfast day 7.
      • Reykjavik Lodging
        Pre/Post Trip Lodging in twin double rooms (2 nights)
      • Mountain Huts
        4 nights, dormitory style
      • Luggage Transfer
        between mountain huts throughout the trek
      • Airport Transfer Day 7
        Reykjavik - KEF
      • Entrance to Blue Lagoon
        Day 7

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
      • Airport Transfer
        Day 1: KEF - Reykjavik
      • Some Meals
        Day 1 and Day 6 (dinner),
      • Sleeping Bag
        Rental available
      • Trekking Poles
      • Gratuities
      • Personal Expenses
        Showers at huts, snacks, souvenirs
      • Travel Insurance
      • COVID testing
        if required.

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      Deposit: $695


      Day 1
      Welcome to Iceland - Explore Reykjavik

       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.

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      Green Edventures Ecotours & Expeditions
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      Fun, active, and educational nature-based group eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments. Specializing in women's adventure travel groups, and teacher-led student groups. Inquire about custom and co-ed trips.


      The March 2024 Hot Springs and Wellness Retreat to Iceland was amazing. GreenEdventures ran this winter trip; it was a quieter and cozy side of Iceland with a mix of small local lodging and restaurants and larger places as well. The volcanic landscape and the sea and fjords were beautiful. We swam outside natural pools and spas every day while we experienced the winter serenity, and sometimes her fury. The spa time also gave us a chance to interact with Icelanders. And our daily meditation and reflection provided personal insights. The pre-trip information, including gear, was complete and timely and GreenEdventures readily answered any question. This was my second GreenEdventures trip and I would not hesitate to book another. Trips are varied: women only like this one, mixed group, school age, and private tours. Tara Short (the owner/trip leader) researches the local guide(s) and has excellent relationships with them. That is one of the outstanding aspects of her trips and her company. She also gets to know each of the travelers on her trips. Most of the women on this trip had traveled with GreenEdventures previously.
      By MaryAnn A for Iceland 2024: Hot Springs & Mindfulness Retreat on Apr 04, 2024
      MaryAnn thank you so much for taking the time to write this review!! It was my pleasure and an honor to have you join me, Inga, Svava, and Olof in Iceland! I wish we could do this trip together every year!!
      I had a wonderful time, trip of a life time for me! While I was the youngest guest, I felt so welcomed by all the women and the team! I am a little biased as my cousin (Kristen) assisted in leading the trip but Chabelo and Michelle were great! I enjoyed getting to know them and learn from them! Overall, a trip I would 100% do again!
      By Catalina M for Baja 2024 (B): Women's Snorkeling Adventure + Gray Whales Tour on Mar 29, 2024
      I’ve been on multiple trips with GE and this one was something special! If you are looking for mindfulness and magic with the backdrop of stunning Iceland, put this one your list! In addition to snowshoeing, and exploring towns and beaches, with the support of Tara and our fabulous local guide, Inga, we were even able to take a swim in the Artic ocean!
      By Allison D for Iceland 2024: Hot Springs & Mindfulness Retreat on Mar 26, 2024
      This was an amazing trip! I could not have known how much I needed the mindfulness, spas, and relaxation! This retreat was the most amazing thing and so needed!!! Thank you Tara Short and Green Edventures!!!
      By Anne R for Iceland 2024: Hot Springs & Mindfulness Retreat on Mar 26, 2024
      The Baja trip was amazing in every aspect! The guides impressed me with their dept of knowledge, attention to detail, and kindness. Snorkeling with sea lions and whale sharks is an experience I will never forget. My co-adventurers were enthusiastic and I made some life longfriends. I will sign up for this trip again!
      By Lori P for Baja 2024 (A): Women's Snorkeling Adventure + Gray Whales Tour on Mar 12, 2024
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      I went on an amazing trip with Tara to Baja, Mexico in 2020. This was a dream trip for me being a wildlife lover. It was incredible to be able to swim with whale sharks and sea lions and get up close with gray whales. Camping on the beach was amazing. We had a great group of women and everyone vibed well and all of the tour guides including Tara, Alex and Chabello were so fun, friendly and helpful every step of the way. The food was great at the campsite and at the restaurants we got to try. When our trip plans initially got derailed waiting on a negative Covid test and we had to get a different flight, Tara did everything in her power to accommodate us and make sure we got to enjoy every part of the trip, including setting us up with another whale shark swimming tour after we had missed the initial one with the group, and she spent time waiting for us to finish before leaving for the airport. I definitely recommend Green Edventures, especially the Baja Mexico trip!
      By Katie M on 14 Feb, 2022
      I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
      By Cynthia Casey W on 22 Oct, 2020