Laugavegur

Description

  1. Name Laugavegur
  2. Distance de sentier 53 km, 33 milles
  3. Durée en jours 4 jours
  4. Début de sentier Landmannalaugar
  5. Fin de sentier Þórsmörk
  6. Classement Traildino MW, Marche modérée, sentier de randonnée
  7. Classement Traversée de montagne T1, Randonnée

Laugavegur

Laugavegur, Þórsmörk – Landmannalaugar. 53 km, 4 days

The Laugavegur is the most popular hike in Iceland. It runs through the active volcanic fault line where the European and North American shelve meet. This spectacular walk is known mainly by the pictures of the colourful rhyolite mountains. But there is more: exuberant vegetation, glaciers, hot springs, rivers and lakes. The eruption of the volcano under the glacier Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 has reinforced the attraction of this route.

The trail is located in the south of Iceland. The start is in Landmannalaugar and from there the trail heads south to Þórsmörk. In the tourist season there are daily buses to both start and finish.

Along the way are six cabins, situated at regular intervals, open from late June to early September. Reservations are required. Do this well in advance, otherwise you will be too late and they are full. The cabins are kept by wardens. But you cannot buy food. There is a kitchen to prepare your own meals. Bring your own sleeping bag.

Camping is permitted near these cabins, but wild camping along the path is not allowed, because the whole area is a nature reserve.

From Þórsmörk one may optionally walk further south, to Skógar on the coast. This path - Fimmvörðuháls - had been buried under the ashes of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull, but was restored in the summer of 2010.

There are other variants. Halfway down the path, near the hut Álftavatn, turn east to reach Hólaskjól in a three days beautiful and quiet walk.

The third variant is the path of Landmannalaugar extending west to the volcano Hekla, which you may wish to climb. This 3-day trail is called Hellismannaleid.

The Laugavegur is in itself not a difficult path. But in bad weather bad fate can strike. Prepare yourself well and take care for the right equipment.

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Laugavegur, 52km

Evaluations

Evaluation 9.3 | 4 votes | No 2. en Islande
  • Thomas Juillet 2016
  • Evaluation 8
  • Positive great landscape
  • Negative overcrowded - walk early in the the morning!
  • Hiking Is Good Juillet 2017
  • Evaluation 10
  • Positive Nature is stunning
  • Negative Quite a few people which aren't regulated... It could get really busy up there
  • dirkpieter Juin 2017
  • Evaluation 10
  • Positive The unique volcanic caracter and briljant colors in this mountaintrail!!
  • Negative Actually we had some bad weather but this didn't change much to the unique features of this hike (fumaroles, weard landscape).
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Rapports de randonnée

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  • Snowy hike

  • dirkpieter Juin 2017
  • Beautiful hike! With my friend Gerard we started in Landmannalaugar. Not long after the start we came in the snow. This year there was more than usual. So the first night was camping in the snow! Next day the we had to walk in snow and gail-force ...
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Livres

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • Walking and Trekking in Iceland
  • This guidebook to walking routes in Iceland offers 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks including the classic Laugavegur Trail. The total of 100 days of routes described cater for most abilities, from waymarked walks to challenging glacier crossings. Information on public transport, accommodation, facilities and budget travel tips also included. Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Iceland, Walking and Trekking - 100 days of walking and multi-day treks
  • Walking and Trekking in Iceland from Cicerone Press with 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks in various types of terrain including the country’s geothermal areas, presenting both popular classics like the Laugavegur trail and lesser known routes.The walks are grouped geographically to provide a variety of choices in a given area, which is... Lire la suite
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking and Trekking in Iceland
  • This guidebook to walking routes in Iceland offers 49 day walks and 10 multi-stage treks including the classic Laugavegur Trail. The total of 100 days of routes described cater for most abilities, from waymarked walks to challenging glacier crossings. Information on public transport, accommodation, facilities and budget travel tips also included. Lire la suite
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Walking and trekking in Iceland
  • This hiking and trekking guidebook offers a total of 49 day hikes and 10 multi-stage treks set right across the magnificent country of Iceland. With three national parks including the mighty Vatnajökull, it is a country of incredible beauty, and its capital, Reykjavík, is an established and easy-to-get-to destination. Including popular, such as... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walking and Trekking in Iceland - IJsland | Cicerone
  • Wandelgids met beschrijvingen, kaarten en praktische informatie zoals bussen, overnachten, etc. voor meerdaagse wandelroutes en dagwandeltochten op IJsland. A country of extraordinary beauty, Iceland’s incredible variety of volcanic and glacial landscapes makes it a unique destination for walking and trekking holidays. Its three national parks... Lire la suite
Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Walking and trekking in Iceland
  • This hiking and trekking guidebook offers a total of 49 day hikes and 10 multi-stage treks set right across the magnificent country of Iceland. With three national parks including the mighty Vatnajökull, it is a country of incredible beauty, and its capital, Reykjavík, is an established and easy-to-get-to destination. Including popular, such as... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Island: Trekking Klassiker
  • "Island: Trekking-Klassiker" stellt f nf der sehenswertesten Trekkingrouten auf Island vor und liefert alle wichtigen Informationen f r unterwegs. Neben dem bekannten Laugavegur im S den der Insel werden eine Gebirgswanderung ber den Fimmv r uh ls, die Durchquerung des J kuls rglj fur-Nationalparks, eine leichtere Tour durch das westliche... Lire la suite
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Island: Trekking Klassiker
  • "Island: Trekking-Klassiker" stellt f nf der sehenswertesten Trekkingrouten auf Island vor und liefert alle wichtigen Informationen f r unterwegs. Neben dem bekannten Laugavegur im S den der Insel werden eine Gebirgswanderung ber den Fimmv r uh ls, die Durchquerung des J kuls rglj fur-Nationalparks, eine leichtere Tour durch das westliche... Lire la suite
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Laugavegur Trail
  • The Laugavegur Trail is a thorough, but lighthearted guide to Iceland's most famous and popular backpacking trek. The guide provides you with all the logistical information you will need to plan and execute your hike while also providing beautiful annotated panoramas, basic maps, and anecdotal stories that provide great insight and regional... Lire la suite
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Laugavegur Trail
  • The Laugavegur Trail is a thorough, but lighthearted guide to Iceland's most famous and popular backpacking trek. The guide provides you with all the logistical information you will need to plan and execute your hike while also providing beautiful annotated panoramas, basic maps, and anecdotal stories that provide great insight and regional... Lire la suite
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