Laugavegurinn

LAUGAVEGUR TOURS
is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland.

Here you can finde dates for these tours

http://www.utivist.is/ferdir-og-dagskra/lengri-ferdir

          

5-day version 

Day 1. Departure from BSÍ central bus terminal in Reykjavík at 08:00 to Landmannalaugar where the trek starts. This day the trail goes past lava, beautiful mountains and hot springs. From Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker, where the group stays for the first night, is a hike of about 12 km (4-5 hours).

Day 2. From Hrafntinnusker the trail leads downhill, but if the weather is nice and a clear view the group might hike to the top of the highest mountain in the area, Háskerðingur (1281 m), which offers excellent view. This day the group crosses two unbridged rivers. Next night the group stays at Hvanngil. Distance about 16 km, and estimated time 6-8 hours.

Day 3. Still heading south from Hvanngil. A short while after Hvanngil the group crosses an unbridged river. Part of the trail lies on flat sands with mountains all around. The third night the group is staying at Emstrur. Distance about 16 km, and estimated time 6-7 hours.

Day 4. The last day of hiking the group is hiking not far from the glaciers, having a look at awesome canyon where two rivers meet, and crossing one unbridged river. At end of the day the group arrives in the paradise Básar, where delicious grilled icelandic lamb is waiting for the hungry hikers. The last night is spent in Básar. Distance about 15 km, and estimated time 5-7 hours.
In Básar it is possible to take a shower but the showers are coin operated. 

Day 5. In the morning it is possible to take short walks in the wooden area of Básar. Departure from Básar at 13:00. Arrival in Reykjavík at around 19:00.

Included in the price is the bus transport from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar, and from Básar to Reykjavik, the guiding, sleeping bag accommodation for four or five nights, and transportation of the luggage.

Please note that Útivist is a recreational association; it does not insure its passengers, nor does it accept responsibility for their property. Útivist reserves the right to cancel any trip with advance notice, if there is inadequate participation.

Practical information
The luggage will be transported between the huts. Passemgers only have to carry what they need for the day, such as food, hot and cold water, and extra clothes. Brooks to refill bottles of cold water can be found on the way.

Even though the luggage is transported between huts, please keep in mind that the cargohold is not unlimited. All luggage must be packed in a way that keeps it dry in any circumstances. 

There will be a preparation meeting with the guide few days before the trip starts. Information on the date of the meeting is provided at the office.

Preparation list
Following is a list of necessary items:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack (daypack)
  • A small stove and a pot*
  • Lighter or matches
  • Plates, knives, forks*
  • Thermo ½ liter
  • Water container
  • Sun block og lip balm
  • Toothbrush, soap og toilet paper
  • Sunglasses
  • First-aid kit (second-skin for sore feet, painkillers etc.)
  • Lighter or matches
  • Fly net

*There is kitchenware in the huts, but as it can be pretty crowded in the kitchen it might be practical to bring one´s own.

Clothing
The weather in Iceland is unpredictable. Keep in mind that you are going to the highlands where it can even snow during the summer. Therefore it is important that your clothing protects you from the weather you expect AND the weather you don't expect.

  • Good hiking boots. The boots must give your ankle a good support, besides keeping  your feet warm and dry. It is very important that your hiking boots are good, and that you are used to them.
  •  Walking trousers need to be good, and made of dry-fit or similar artificial fabric. Jeans and other clothing made of cotton is forbidden on treks.
  • Warm underwear made of  wool or artificial fabrics. It keeps moisture away from the body.
  • Hiking socks made of wool or artificial fabrics.
  • A warm sweater and/or shirt (fleece or wool is good).
  • Wind- and waterproof shells (jacket and pants)
  • Mittens and a warm hat
  • At least  2 extra pairs of socks
  • Shoes to wear when crossing unbridged rivers, f.ex. sneakers. It is important that the shoes can be fastened on the foot.


Food
Passengers need to bring their own food for the trek, except for the dinner in Básar on Saturday night. Be careful to choose food containing a lot of energy but not very heavy for the stomach. F.ex. fruits, corn and protein is good in the morning; bread and soup for lunch, and some kind of  snacks rich with energy; and something more heavy for the evening, such as meat, pasta and sauce, etc. It is good to have chocolate, biscuits, raisins and etc. handy in case you get hungry or need energy during the day. Don't forget the hot chocolate, instant coffee or tea.

Please note that Útivist is a recreational association; it does not insure its passengers, nor does it accept responsibility for their property. Útivist reserves the right to cancel any trip with advance notice, if there is inadequate participation.

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Laugavegur 5 days / We stay in Landmannalaugar the first night in this tour.

Day 1.
Departure from BSÍ central bus terminal in Reykjavík at 08:00 to Landmannalaugar where we stay the first night, and gice us the opportunity to see the environment and even go in the pool.


Day 2.

This day the trail goes past lava, beautiful mountains and hot springs. From Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker,  and continue south along the west of the Mountain and glacier until there is Álftavatn, where the group stays the night., hike is about  24 km 8-9 hours.

 

Day 3.

From Álftavatn is way past Hvanngili and sands in Emstrur, on this day we must wade smal rivers. The group stays this night in Emstrum hut. Hike about 15 km 5-7 hours.

 

Day 4.

The last day of hiking the group is hiking not far from the glaciers, having a look at awesome canyon where two rivers meet, and crossing one unbridged river. At end of the day the group arrives in the paradise Básar, where delicious grilled icelandic lamb is waiting for the hungry hikers. The last night is spent in Básar. Distance about 15 km, and estimated time 5-7 hours.

 

Day 5. In the morning it is possible to take short walks in the wooden area of Básar. Departure from Básar at 13:00. Arrival in Reykjavík at around 19:00.

Included in the price is the bus transport from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar, and from Básar to Reykjavik, the guiding, sleeping bag accommodation for four or five nights, and transportation of the luggage.

Please note that Útivist is a recreational association; it does not insure its passengers, nor does it accept responsibility for their property. Útivist reserves the right to cancel any trip with advance notice, if there is inadequate participation.

Practical information
The luggage will be transported between the huts. Passemgers only have to carry what they need for the day, such as food, hot and cold water, and extra clothes. Brooks to refill bottles of cold water can be found on the way.

Even though the luggage is transported between huts, please keep in mind that the cargohold is not unlimited. All luggage must be packed in a way that keeps it dry in any circumstances. 

There will be a preparation meeting with the guide few days before the trip starts. Information on the date of the meeting is provided at the office.

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Laugavegurinn speed tour – two day hike.


Day 1. Departure from Reykjavík at 19:00 to Landmannalaugar where we sleep the first night..

Day 2.
This day the trail goes past lava, beautiful mountains and hot springs. From Landmannalaugar down to Hrafntinnusker and from there down to Hvanngil where we spend the next night. About 25 km hike.

Day 3. The last day of hiking the group is hiking not far from the glaciers, having a look at awesome canyon where two rivers meet, and crossing one unbridged river.  At end of the day the group arrives in the paradise Básar, where delicious grilled icelandic lamb is waiting for the hungry hikers. The last night is spent in Básar. About 25 km hike.

Day 4. In the morning it is possible to take short walks in the wooden area of Básar. Departure from Básar about 13:00. Arrival in Reykjavík at around 19:00.


Price:

Included in the price is the bus transport from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar, and from Básar to Reykjavik, the guiding, sleeping bag accommodation for four or five nights, and transportation of the luggage.

Please note that Útivist is a recreational association; it does not insure its passengers, nor does it accept responsibility for their property. Útivist reserves the right to cancel any trip with advance notice, if there is inadequate participation.

Practical information.

The luggage will be transported between the huts. Passengers only have to carry what they need for the day, such as food, hot and cold water, and extra clothes. Brooks to refill bottles of cold water can be found on the way.

Even though the luggage is transported between huts, please keep in mind that the cargohold is not unlimited. All luggage must be packed in a way that keeps it dry in any circumstances.