Iceland: Women's Laugavegur Trek in Huts

      Reykjavík, Iceland

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

      179 reviews

      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

      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

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

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $2,995
      Deposit: $695

      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. 

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