Day 2: Hike to Hrafntinnusker (~7.5 miles). Today we start the official Laugavegur trek. We hike through old lava fields, over a few hills, past geothermal steam vents, and up to an open plateau. When we arrive at Hrafntinnusker, you can take an optional hike to see ice caves formed by geothermal water running beneath the snow- a truly incredible sight!
Day 3: Hike to Hvanngil (~11 miles). Today’s hike has a few very manageable ups and downs, hiking to a ridge that reveals surreal vistas of the highlands- you will be able to see volcanoes, glaciers, valleys, and lakes all from the same spot. This is perhaps one of the best views of the entire trip (and even in the world!). We pass by beautiful Lake Alftavatn before finishing for the day at Hvanngil, an old farmhouse where we spend the night at the hut!
Day 6: Optional Hiking & Return to Reykjavik. We start the morning hiking around þórsmörk, exploring a nearby canyon. This is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in all of Iceland, and you will be glad that you spent an extra day to discover the incredible canyons before heading back to Reykjavik!
Pre/Post Trip Travels. If you would like to see more of Iceland, we recommend going on our Iceland Highlights trip or doing a self drive tour! We also recommend visiting Akureyri in the north, flying to Greenland or the Faroe Islands, or make your Iceland visit part of the Iceland Stopover option that several airlines offer when flying between North America and mainland Europe!
This is the general itinerary that is used for the trip. Itineraries are subject to change based on weather and other circumstances.