4-Day Laugavegur Trail Hiking & Camping Tour

Hike through the highlands of Iceland along the famed Laugavegur Trail
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The Laugavegur Trek is Iceland´s most famous hiking route and was rightly named one of the world´s top 20 hikes by National Geographic.

This highland route connects Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk, with the landscape changing quite dramatically each day on the trail. The volcanic lava fields and hot-spring of Landmannalaugar give way to the desolute mountain top Hrafntinnusker. It changes once more as you approach the lush green pastures by Alftavatn lake. This is followed by a long section over the very flat black desert landscape as you make you way towards Emstrur. We finally descend into the birch woodlands of Thorsmork as our hike concludes. It really is remarkable the variety of landscapes you will encounter on the remarkable journey.

With our fully supported guided tour, we take care of all the practical concerns so that you can fully immerse yourself in nature as you tackle the ascents and descents of the hike. Your main gear bag will be shuttled for you from hut to hut, so you only need to carry the bare necessities.

You will stay at campgrounds where your tent will already pitched for you upon your arrival. Our staff will cook nutritious meals for you to keep you energy levels high, essential for any trek.

Hiking day-by-day

  • Day 1 – 8 km (4.9 mi) Walking time: 4 hrs Ascent: 470 m (1540′)
  • Day 2 – 24 km (14.9 mi) Walking time: 7 hrs Ascent: 900 m (2952′)
  • Day 3 – 15 km (9.5 mi) Walking time: 6-7 hrs Descent: 40 m (130′)
  • Day 4 – 15 km (9.5 mi) Walking time: 6-7 hrs Descent: 300 m (985′)
The tour is operated by Arctic Adventures
Starting point
4 days
Group size
Minimum age
8 years
Jul - Sep
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Tour highlights & itinerary

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On this trek you will stay in tents at 3 different campgrounds; Landmannalaugar, Alftavatn, and Emstrur.

We provide the tents and thermal groundsheet. The base price includes a shared tent, but you can opt to pay the single-tent fee for more privacy.We also have a cooking and dining tent for meals and socialising. You have access to WC facilities on site.

Hot showers are available for a feee of ISK 500 for 5 minutes. These vouchers can be purchased from the warden on site.

There is no access to electricity on site, so best to bring a power bank to charge your devices.

What's included & excluded
  • Professional hiking guide
  • Transportation
  • Luggage shuttle between campgrounds
  • Camping fees, tent and insulation mattress
  • All meals and snacks
  • Hiking boots, poles, sleeping bag & waterproofs can be added for an additional fee
  • Special dietary needs can be accommodated for an extra fee
What do I need to bring
  • Hiking boots, thermal layers, rain gear
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunglassses and sunscreen
  • Sandals for river crossings
  • Camera and refillable water bottle
  • 25-40 L day back. Your larger bag will be shuttled from hut to hut for you
  • USB power bank. No electricity in the mountain huts
Important information
  • Difficulty Rating: Moderate. Estimated total elevation distance covered is 60km (37 miles) with elevation gain of around 1400m (4600ft) over 4 days
  • Cancellation Policy: 50% cancellation fee if cancelled 2-14 days in advance of the tour. 100% charged if cancelled with less than 48 hours before start time.
Got more questions or need help? No problem. Read FAQ or contact us on live chat or info@bustravel.is
Frequently asked questions about The Laugavegur Trail tour
This trek is challenging. We recommend preparing in the weeks and months in advance with long walks or hikes over uneven terrain. A person of reasonable fitness should be able to complete the trail, but it will no doubt get your blood pumping faster at certain points. Luckily you will only need to carry a small day pack with essentials on your daily hike. Our bus shuttles your larger bag and personal items from hut to hut.
Yes, all meals as well as snacks are taken care of by us. We can cater to most allergies and diets, but most be informed of them in advance. You must pay an additional fee for special diets. It´s a good idea to bring along some of your own snacks as well in case you feel peckish.
The maximum group size on this tour is 16
You can refill at all huts. The water in the rivers and streams we pass is also perfectly safe to drink. We recommend bringing along a 750ml water bottle at minimum.
Yes. We recommend hiking boots with above the ankle support. Hiking poles will be very usual on days with steeper inclines, such as day 5. Both hiking boots and poles can be rented from us if needed.
Yes. There are showers at each campsite. Showers cost ISK 500 for 5 minutes. You can buy vouchers from the warden
No. You will not be able to charge your devices at the campgrounds. We recommend conserving batteries as muich as possible. And bringing along a power bank.
There is no WiFi at the campgrounds You can find phone reception 3/4G at points on the trails depending on location, but it is slow and unreliable at times.
Yes you can. Remember to select the private tent add-on when booking. You can also add this upto 48 hours in advance of the tour. Just get in touch.
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