Iceland

An Amazing Trekking Holiday Destination: Laugavegur, Iceland

Laugavegur translates as “Hot Spring Route”, is the most famous route of Iceland and one of the most famous hiking trails in the world. Volcano deserts snakes their way through valleys and hot springs located beneath the colorful mountains. And magical glaciers. It’s a place with spectacular views that reflect Iceland’s legendary nature, and for those looking for adventure, there’s no better place to find than in Iceland!

From the rhyolite mountains to the hills and ridges, the Laugavegur hiking trail is a different experience from elsewhere. Relaxing springs and glacial valleys will show you why the Laugavagur route is worth the money. In this article, I will mention that this holiday. What if it is possible for you to expect and plan?

 

Some information about Laugavegur
Difficulty of Travel: The trek is challenging and not suitable for those with little exercise tolerance. The path requires patience and if you do not think you have it, then it should be practice before.

How long will it take: The journey usually takes three to four days and you can relax and be more flexible with your time. You can try exploring special places nearby or spend a few days at one of the camps. Must start at least 3 or 4 days.

When is the best time to go between mid-June to mid-September? You should visit during July and August to enjoy the mild weather.

Temperature: Temperature will be the most unpredictable factor in your journey and you will need to plan accordingly. Weather is fluctuating rapidly, and one day it may be cold and chilly, while in the next few hours it may be sunny.

Start and end places: You can start in Thorsmork or you can start at Landmannalaugar

To reach any starting point: You can take the bus straight from anywhere to get to the starting point, and it is recommended to start at Reyjavik.

Luggage Service: If possible, try baggage storage at the airport.

 

Standard travel to Iceland
Tour guide or solo tour?

This is one of the main routes you can use to travel to Iceland. But if you do not feel like doing it yourself, you can find plenty of tour options that you can do with your family and children when you click here.

The benefit of doing it yourself is that all the freedom that comes with it all while on a guided tour will make it more structured and less hassle out of planning.

Start route:

The starting line is about 175 kilometers from the capital city of Reykjavik. To get started, you have to drive in a 4 × 4 car and make sure the tires are above average. Because the road is made of rough gravel, and sometimes you have to cross a few rivers.

Start with camping. Landmannalaugar

This famous valley offers the best attractions for all geothermal enthusiasts. From the hot springs located beneath the mountain, this will be a great starting point for your trip. The mineral bath will serve as a great entertainment venue for your first day. It will be a very relaxing start that is needed for challenging hiking.

Moved from Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker

This is the first step of your trek, and from one lava field to another, it is normal to find yourself on the top of a volcano. Volcanoes are lined with colorful slopes ranging from ash to red to black. This place is full of things like fantasy, volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs and pools. All of this has occasional white snow at the top of the field and you have a straight scene from the movie.

Volcano explores Volcanoes and snow-capped black desert. (Sound in the outside world, right?) Check out the memorial, travelers who died a few years ago and visit the first cottage – Höskuldsskáli.

Tips & Warnings You must know that you are not allowed to bring any stones with you from Iceland. Another observation is that there is no electric shower. (Only solar panels are used for important things) and there are no reception / reception services available. Finally, if you are staying at a cottage, please note that you may have to book in advance.

Moved from Hrafntinnusker Go to Álftavatn / Hvanngil

The second part is much more difficult. The downhill takes about 4 hours and you will find yourself moving up and down. Sometimes it is through scenic panoramic views, sometimes through the green valleys, sometimes down the hill, and sometimes through the glacier that you have to walk through.

Moved from Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker

This is the first step of your trek, and from one lava field to another, it is normal to find yourself on the top of a volcano. Volcanoes are lined with colorful slopes ranging from ash to red to black. This place is full of things like fantasy, volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs and pools. All of this has occasional white snow at the top of the field and you have a straight scene from the movie.

Volcano explores Volcanoes and snow-capped black desert. (Sound in the outside world, right?) Check out the memorial, travelers who died a few years ago and visit the first cottage – Höskuldsskáli.

Tips & Warnings You must know that you are not allowed to bring any stones with you from Iceland. Another observation is that there is no electric shower. (Only solar panels are used for important things) and there are no reception / reception services available. Finally, if you are staying at a cottage, please note that you may have to book in advance.

Moved from Hrafntinnusker Go to Álftavatn / Hvanngil

The second part is much more difficult. The downhill takes about 4 hours and you will find yourself moving up and down. Sometimes it is through scenic panoramic views, sometimes through the green valleys, sometimes down the hill, and sometimes through the glacier that you have to walk through.

From Lake Álftavatn – Emstrur

You will continue to cross the water. (Generally cold weather) and you will walk through the volcanoes, glaciers and oasis.

Emstrur – Thórsmörk

Follow the river and check the famous mountain unicorn and after that you will cross the last river. There you will find the plants you have seen the most in the past four days. In addition to the forest you walk through, you will find campsites with saunas, restaurants and much more. with

Some notes:

Remember that you are not allowed to camp in the wild and you are not allowed to start shooting. You are not allowed to leave trash behind or walk on moss.

 

What packs for Iceland?
Before you give us a list of things to get in Iceland, it’s important to know that you need to plan everything with you. All clothing should be planned and should not be neglected. It’s not very predictable and you have to be prepared for all conditions. Hiking is something that demands unpredictable weather and challenging levels. You will be lonely in severe weather, so you have to pack well. This is not to deter you instead of this so you can come prepared for all the conditions. Your packaging list will be the most important part of planning your holiday.

Here is a list of what you will need:

Waterproof hiking shoes are very important. You need to get waterproof hiking boots that have been broken in the past because it is a long and challenging walk.
Socks socks These are important to avoid any blisters along the way.
Waterproof Raincoats – Get jackets and waterproof pants and make sure you have a heat rack with you.

Hats and gloves
Socks, wool hiking
Dry floor
Lightweight pants
Waterproof jacket
Sleeping bag with a thin sleeping bag, depending on whether you are in a tent or in a cottage.
Frozen food
Get a compass with you and a hiking map. Do not just depend on your phone.
Fast drying towel
Get a high quality tent if you are going camping.
Two portable chargers or one solar panel charger
Get cheap phones that you can use as a spare.
Very high SPF
Swimsuit you will pass Blue Lagoon, so it’s good to use your swimsuit.
Have enough water for you
Get enough food with you.
Do not forget your money, whether it is credit or cash.
What you do not need:

You do not need any kind of spray – be it insects or bears because there are no mosquitoes or bears.

Iceland is an incredible and better destination when you hike through one of the most famous trails in the world.