Iceland: Women's Laugavegur Trek in Huts

Reykjavík, Iceland

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

54 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
  • 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. 

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Reviews

Had a great time rafting the Salmon river. Wonderful group of ladies, great food, awesome guides. Camping was fun. Tents and mattresses very comfortable! Will definitely travel with green edventures in the future!
By KATHLEEN C for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 08 Sep, 2021
Amazing trip in a lot of ways! The Aggripah staff were wonderful cooks and guides. The scenery was out of this world. The experience of being in the wilderness will never be forgotten. My mettle was tested when it got very cold and windy, heavy dry bags to pack, and sleeping on the hard ground before I realized how the Thermarest was suppose to work. Meeting different types of women all over the U.S. with different thought patterns and lives than mine was eye opening. It was a demanding trip yet doable and educational. I believe the trip has strengthen my character. I would highly recommend the trip but the trip is not for the faint hearted!
By Ida B for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 02 Sep, 2021
I absolutely loved this Salmon River rafting trip with Tara Short and Green Edventures. Tara is very experienced in providing the perfect vacation adventure and always teams up with excellent partners such as Aggipah River Rafters. I loved the entire experience and enjoyed the challenges getting there and along the River but always felt safe. Great, great food, highly skilled and super friendly staff and other partners made the trip so memorable! Thanks once again Tara!
By Ellyn C for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 01 Sep, 2021
This was my first trip and I had an amazing experience. The views of the mountains and river were spectacular. The rafting guides were wonderful too, so friendly and knowledgeable. The food blew me away-- 3 delicious meals every day on the river and always a variety. Amazing women on an amazing journey. I hope to travel with Green Edventures again.
By Candy S for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 01 Sep, 2021
GreenEdventures Iceland Laugavegur Trek experience August 8-14, 2021 was one of the highlights of my life. It was an adventure that I was honored to share with close personal women friends, and acquaintances who now I call my friends. The landscape of Iceland is magical. Around every corner there is something new and unexpected that takes your breath away. Tara Short is an amazing leader, as are all the partners with whom she’s aligned. They are knowledgeable about the area, they communicate and teach, they are safe and concerned about the participants, but even more, they become part of the group! They are fun! Tara Short promotes laughter and has a spark about her that brings everyone together from the beginning to the end. We had a spectacular time sharing the sun, river crossings, gas station ice cream, hot springs, Blue Lagoon, and sleeping head to toe with each other. Our trek leader, Elo’, provided us with delicious food to nourish our bodies, and smiles and laugher to nourish our souls! We cheered each other on, and clinked glasses at the end to celebrate our accomplishment. I have and would recommend this trip to any free-spirited woman that wants to explore the beauty of the country, the quirkiness of Reykjavik and the travel in between. Thank you Tara Short and GreenEdventures. I look forward to new experiences with GreenEdventures! Diane Richardson
By Diane R for Iceland: Women's Laugavegur Trek in Huts (private) on 27 Aug, 2021
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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?
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