Iceland 2023: Women's Laugavegur Thru Hiking Adventure Tour

Reykjavík, Iceland

GE
108 reviews
Aug 10 - 16, 2023
Group size: 10 - 15
Iceland 2023: Women's Laugavegur Thru Hiking Adventure Tour
Reykjavík, Iceland

108 reviews

$NaN
Aug 10 - 16, 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).  


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. 

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

PACKAGE PRICE

Early Bird Price: $3395
After December 15:  $3495

After February 15, 2023:   $3595

After April 15, 2023:  $3695

Deposit: $695


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

GREEN EDVENTURES' POLICIES

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
  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfer
    Day 1: KEF - Reykjavik
  • Some Meals
    Day 1 and Day 6 (dinner),
  • Sleeping Bag
    Rental available
  • Trekking Poles
  • Gratuities
    $200
  • Personal Expenses
    Showers at huts, snacks, souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance
  • COVID testing
    if required.

Available Packages

EARLY BIRD PRICE $3395
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Early Bird Price until December 15, 2022

$3,395
Deposit: $695
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Itinerary

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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Reviews

This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Our schedule was full with a well thought out itinerary that still afforded time to do your own things. I would caution that while the Ausengate Trek was not technical, it does require some pre-training to increase lung capacity and muscle strength. I would also advise that the high altitude medication should be a requirement!!! Nothing can prepare you for altitude sickness and it can put a damper on this amazing experience. The hike via the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu was my favorite. It was so spiritual and magical. Thanks Tara Short and Green Edventures for this amazing adventure that I will never EVER forget!!
By Autumn M for Peru 2022: Ausengate Trek + Rainbow Mountains & Inca Trail on 28 Oct, 2022
This trip was a fantastic adventure. The staff was professional, knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend it to anyone.
By Lynette M for Idaho 2022 Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 08 Sep, 2022
MS
Rafting 80 miles on the Main Salmon River was my first experience with Green Edventures. They are a top-notch company and I hope to join them for another trip. Everything from registration to the beginning our trip months later was handled very professionally and expediently. Their staff is knowledgeable and friendly. They have been in the adventure travel business long enough to work out the kinks and deliver a smooth and outrageously fun trip.
By Michelle S for Idaho 2022 Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 01 Sep, 2022
Iceland is a beautiful country and Green Edventures is a wonderful way to visit and experience many Icelandic adventures. From hiking to waterfalls, riding Icelandic horses, kayaking and beautiful beaches, the group was a terrific mix of like minded women sharing their enthusiasm for exploring the world. Needless to say, I had a great time! Thora, our Icelandic guide, was delightful! Diana Lyster
By Diana L for Iceland 2022: South Coast Multi Sport Eco Tour on 18 Aug, 2022
LD
A wonderful trip for anyone who loves the ocean! So much wildlife and a much larger appreciation for the island of Roatan. Never a boring day, great food, even better people. Scuba not required but heavily recommended.
By Logan D for Roatan 2022: Mr. Collins' Marine Biology Trip on 15 Aug, 2022
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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