Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trek - 6 Day Family Tour (Tents)

Hike the Laugavegur Trail With Your Family

Exciting hiking tour for the whole family!

The Laugavegur Trek takes us to the most famous hiking trail in Iceland, known all over the world for the scenic beauty of its trails. Enjoy hiking from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork and Fimmvorduhals Volcano.

  • Availabillity
  • June - Sept
  • Duration
  • 6 days / 5 nights
  • Total Distance
  • 77 km / 47.8 mi
  • Max. Ascent
  • 800 m / 2600 '
  • Level
  • Moderate
  • Min. Age
  • 8 years
  • Accommodation
  • Campsites in Hrafntinnusker, Álftavatn, Emstrur and Thorsmork
  • Price
  • 169 990

Highlights

  • Laugavegur Trail
  • Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area
  • Þórsmörk (e. Thorsmork valley)
  • Álftavatn (e. Alftavatn lake)
  • Fimmvörðuháls (e. Fimmvorduhals pass)
  • Family-friendly tour
  • Guided group tour
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guide
  • Eyjafjallajökull (e. Eyjafjallajokull glacier)
  • Magni and Móði (e. Magni and Modi)

What Is Included?

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

Tour Description

We are inviting you and your family to enjoy the Top 20 Best World´s Hikes of Laugavegur & Fimmvörduháls.

Enjoy a family outdoor experience on this six day guided tour from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull area with its volcanoes and lava fields. A fun and exciting adventure as we bring you along amazing trails, to geothermal areas and the Icelandic highlands. Starting in Landmannalaugar surrounded by stunning rhyolite mountains and heading south towards volcanoes and vast glaciers. On this trekking tour, you are sure to enjoy a great holiday far from the buzzing city and your children will go back home with a backpack full of memories. You will meet other traveling families and watch your children play carefree in the unspoiled nature. It is a supported hiking so your main luggage will be transported from camp to camp and help you crossing the biggest rivers by a 4x4 Jeep. The Laugavegur Trek is the best volcano tour in South Iceland. It takes you from Landmannalaugar, a geothermal wonderland, through extensive fields of obsidian mountains and black sands deserts past sparkling white glaciers to Thorsmork, a green valley nestled at the foot of the famous glacier Eyjafjallajokull. We end our journey by hiking to the newest craters at Fimmvorduhals Pass named Magni and Modi, after the sons of Thor, the Norse god of thunder.

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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

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2

HRAFNTINNUSKER - ALFTAVATN (WHOOPER SWAN LAKE)

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

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3

ALFTAVATN LAKE-EMSTRUR

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

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4

EMSTRUR-THORSMORK VALLEY

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

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5

HIKING TO MAGNI AND MODI VOLCANO, FIMMVORDUHALS PASS

16 km / 10 mi
Distance
7-8 hours
Hiking Time
800 m / 2600 '
Ascent

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6

THORSMORK VALLEY - REYKJAVIK

6 km / 3.5 mi
Distance
3 hours
Hiking Time

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.