Iceland: Women's Laugavegur Trek in Huts

Reykjavík, Iceland

GE
29 reviews
Jul 22 - 28, 2021
Group size: 10 - 16
Iceland: Women's Laugavegur Trek in Huts
Reykjavík, Iceland

29 reviews

$2795
Deposit: $595
Jul 22 - 28, 2021
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

The Laugavegur Trek is a 35 mile hike over 5 days from the hot springs of  Landmannalaugar to the forested valley of  Þórsmörk (thorsmork).  The landscape is so varied and other worldly, you just might think you were on another planet.


Be wowed. 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. 


Be part of the legacy. Come see for yourself why National Geographic names the Laugavegur Trek one of the top 20 hikes in the world. 




Ready for adventure!

This is a challenging trip but not impossible. Know your limitations.


Recommended for those that are physically active and have some experience with hiking 4-5 hours in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 


On this trip we walk 6 - 7 hrs per day, 5-10 miles per day (see the itinerary). Longer mileage is for less challenging days.


Terrain is uneven, rolling, or steep assents and steep descents on varied substrate (snow, gravel, sand, and water). 

 

Join the Interest Group

Want more information? Join our Facebook Group to meet others on the trip and to ask questions.

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1201858376658511/ 

Where do we stay?

2 night in a guest house in Reykjavik 

4 nights in mountain huts! These huts are dormitory style and very cozy. The huts can accommodated 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 double mattress. 

Supplemental Information

Tour Leader

Tara Short

Green Edventures Tours

tara@greenedventures.com

715-252-1238

Payments Terms & Cancellation

All payments are non-refundable if cancelled by the participant. Participants are highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances that may interrupt or cancel the trip.


Do not purchase airfare until the trip reached critical mass. If we do not reach 10 participants by January 15th the trip will be cancelled and your deposit refunded.  Tell your friends!! Help us confirm this awesome adventure.

What’s included

  • 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
  • Gratuity for Guide
  • Personal Expenses
    Showers at huts, snacks, souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance

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. Meet and greet. Introductions and a walking tour of Iceland’s largest city. Dinner in town (not included) and overnight in guesthouse. Overnight at Reykavik. 

Your Organizer


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Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
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Reviews

Just returned from the Northwoods Women's edventure trip and it was spectacular! The scenery was magnificent, the accommodations cozy and the daily activities were varied, informative and exhilarating! I cannot say enough about the two naturalists at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, Licia and Annie, who took care of all the myriad details, including last minute schedule changes to accommodate weather updates. Also, the speakers and recreation guides were passionate and truly engaged the group in the history and ecology of the area. I even got to experience the thrill of riding an E-bike! I highly recommend this marvelous, colorful trip, especially if you live in an area where autumn can be subtle.
This trip had just the right amount and variety of activity. Loads of fun in a beautiful place! Who knew there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
I've been on many scuba diving trips, educational/cultural adventures and international travels. This was the best-organized and executed by FAR. All accommodations were very clean and welcoming. Our guides were knowledgeable and responsive to our individual interests in the natural world. I signed up for trip ONE WEEK ahead and thought--oh, I know what to pack! But, I didn't for THIS trip. Tara's packing list SAVED me. Her careful instructions let me bring all the RIGHT items. Food and activities were excellent. We were taken care of SO very well. Tara kept everything running right on schedule, which is sometimes challenging if cultures run on island time! I have wanted to see Baja and the Sea of Cortez for many years and finally got my wish. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
thank you Cynthia for this rave review. It means to me that you took the time to write for everyone to see. It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you on our adventure. Hope to see you again! -- tara
GE
Most amazing trip I've ever been on and I've traveled to many places! I wanted an adventure and I got it. Plenty of physical activities in the 10-days including hiking, glacier trekking, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking. All the ladies in our group - along with our two guides - were so much fun! Would totally book another trip with Green Edventures! - Nikki
I can't say enough positive things about this trip! The guide and trip leader were knowledgeable, entertaining, professional, and SO fun to travel with! The planned activities kept us busy and gave us an excellent feel for what Iceland had to offer. I definitely want to go back. The pre-trip information prepared me well for all possibilities of weather and challenge, and I realized that before this trip, I had been missing the camaraderie of traveling with an all-women group. I would definitely do another trip with Green Edventures! Cheryl
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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 Widstrand on Oct 22, 2020