Laugavegur Trek - 4 Day Family Tour (Tents)

Hike the Laugavegur With Your Family

Laugavegur Trail

The Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trek is the perfect trekking trip for you and your children. Enjoy spending time hiking in the Icelandic highlands together with your family and other adventure-seeking families. A great way to spend your holiday!

  • Duration
  • 4 days
  • Total Distance
  • 55 km / 34 mi
  • Max. Ascent
  • 500 m / 1640 '
  • Level
  • Moderate
  • Min. Age
  • 8 years
  • Accommodation
  • Campsites at Hrafntinnusker, Álftavatn and Emstrur
  • Price
  • 155 990

Highlights

  • Landmannalaugar
  • Þórsmörk (e. Thorsmork valley)
  • Álftavatn (e. Alftavatn lake)
  • Laugavegur Trail
  • Family friendly tour
  • Guided group tour
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guide

What Is Included?

  • Transport to/from our meeting points
  • Guiding Service
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Luggage transport from camp to camp
  • Tents
  • Insulation mattress
  • Camping fees
  • Showers are not included in the price but can be purchased at all huts but Hrafntinnusker (500 ISK).

Tour Description

A wonderful trekking experience for the whole family.
Iceland's world famous Laugavegur Trek from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork, a green valley at the foot of the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcano. Full of beauty and breathtaking sceneries. Children love to be outdoors in the nature, feel free and play with their new friends. It's a breath of fresh air and a great way to spend your family vacation. An assisted trekking tour from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork full of breathtaking sceneries and diverse landscapes. From a geothermal wonderland through black sands deserts and sparkling glacier to the green valley of Thorsmork. You will meet other travelling families, see your children playing and loving their free time and your trip to Iceland will be the most inspiring and fulfilling ever. It is a supported hiking tour and we will drive your main luggage from camp to camp or help you in crisscrossing the biggest rivers by a 4x4 Jeep. This 4 Day Laugavegur Trek is the best trekking tour in South Iceland, you will go trekking from Landmannalaugar surrounded by stunning rhyolite mountains through extensive fields of obsidian mountains, black sands and vast glacier to Thorsmork, wooden land of Thor the Norse God and a green valley nestled at the foot of the famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier.

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Itinerary

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1

REYKJAVIK-LANDMANNALAUGAR AND FROM LANDMANNALAUGAR TO HRAFNTINNUSKER

12 km / 7.5 mi
Distance
4-5 hours
Hiking Time
470 m / 1540 '
Ascent

day

2

HRAFNTINNUSKER-ALFTAVATN (WHOOPER SWAN LAKE)

12 km / 7.5 mi
Distance
4-5 hours
Hiking Time
490 m / 1610 '
Descent

day

3

ALFTAVATN LAKE-EMSTRUR

15 km / 9.5 mi
Distance
6-7 hours
Hiking Time
40 m / 130 '
Descent

day

4

EMSTRUR - THORSMORK VALLEY - REYKJAVIK

15 km / 9.5 mi
Distance
6-7 hours
Hiking Time
300 m / 985 '
Descent

Practical Info

Click here for the Laugavegur information package and detailed checklist:

Basic checklist:

  • Hiking boots - good sturdy boots with sufficient ankle support, robust sole and waterproof 
  • Thermal underwear (long sleeve top and bottom) made of wool or synthetics (not cotton)
  • Wool or fleece thermal mid layer
  • Hiking pants (we don't recommend cottons as they take long to dry if wet)
  • Hiking socks made of wool or synthetic (at least 2-3 pairs)
  • Waterproof and breathable (fabric such as Gore Tex or similar) both pants and jacket (preferably with a hood)
  • Gloves and mittens - wool or synthetic (waterproof over gloves/mitts recommended)
  • Warm hat and/or balaclava
  • HEALTH SUPPLIES AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE IF NEEDED
  • Day backpack about 25-40 L 
  • Travel sack for your baggage that is transported between huts. (Suitcases are not recommended, we recommend a waterproof duffel bag)
  • River crossing shoes -for example quick drying trail runners, sandals (with straps) or neoprene shoes
  • Sleeping bag and travel pillow
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush and personal toiletries
  • Sunglasses/sunscreen
  • 1-2 L Water bottle
  • Hiking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Penknife
  • Camera, batteries & memory card
  • Book
  • Headlamp for trips in late season (after August 10th)
  • Earplugs
  • Money for the showers (500 kr in coins)
  • Power bank / portable charging device

Pick up

Meeting points and times in Reykjavik:

7:00 a.m. - Tourist Information Center at Reykjavik's City Hall (Ráðhúsið) on Vonarstræti
7:15 a.m. - Hallgrímskirkja Church
7:30 a.m. - Reykjavik Campsite

Meeting points outside of Reykjavik:

8:35 a.m. - Selfoss N1 gas station
9:15 a.m. - Hella Bus Terminal

*Note that it can take up to 30 minutes before the bus departs the given locations.


Drop off

We also offer drop off at Hveragerði N1 gas station, Selfoss N1 gas station and Hella bus terminal on the way back to Reykjavik. Please inform the guide on the tour if you wish to get off at one of these places.

What our customers are saying about this tour

"Laugavegur Family Trek - 4 day camping"

5

We did this trek with our kids aged 14 and 11. The scenery is spectacular, and we had a fantastic time. The office staff were helpful - we had no issues with booking and they promptly answered any questions I had. The trip has an age recommendation for minimum age 8; I think age 11 is the youngest I would recommend, and my youngest is a very experienced day hiker. While the hiking itself is not difficult; one must also have the stamina last through the duration of the trip and the energy to figh...

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