8 day Laugavegur Trek - with the Golden Circle, South Coast & A Glacier Hike | TR-L8H

Explore the Laugavegur Trail, see the wonders of the South Coast and complete the Golden Circle on this epic 8-day Tour

Trek along the iconic Laugavegur Trail, see the wonders of the South Coast, hike on a glacier and explore the Golden Circle! This 8-day tour is a trekking adventure without compare, the complete Icelandic experience for people who really want to push themselves to the limit!

  • Availabillity
  • June - Sept
  • Duration
  • 8 days
  • Max. Ascent
  • 800 m / 2625'
  • Level
  • Moderate
  • Min. Age
  • 15 years
  • Accommodation
  • Included
  • Price
  • 259 990

Highlights

  • Laugavegur trek
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Hraftinnusker
  • Alftavatn lake
  • Emstrur
  • Thorsmork valley
  • Fimmvorduhals pass
  • Iceland's South Coast
  • Skógafoss waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Gljufrabiu waterfall
  • Secret Lagoon geothermal pool
  • The Golden Circle route
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Gullfoss waterfall
  • Thingvellir National Park

What Is Included?

  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Guided hikes and sightseeing tours in English
  • Luggage transport
  • A guided glacier hike
  • Entrance fee to the Secret lagoon
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

Tour Description:

This incredible 8-day tour is ideal for anyone who wants a true Icelandic adventure. It starts on the world-famous Laugavegur Trail, renowned for its glorious mountains, ominous black sand deserts, and sprawling glaciers. Then continues into the fascinating volcanic world surrounding Eyjafjallajökull, before exploring the South Coast and Golden Circle.

The first 6 days of the tour are spent trekking in Iceland’s untouched Highlands, beginning at the colorful rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar. The tour then proceeds through some of the most dramatic natural scenery on the planet. We'll see glassy obsidian fields, black deserts interrupted by electric blue glacial streams and emerald-colored mountains, ominous volcanos, mighty glaciers among other sights.

The Laugavegur Trail finishes in a verdant oasis called Thorsmork, but our adventure will only be at the midpoint. We’ll hike the spectacular Fimmvörðuhals mountain and see an ever-changing volcanic wonderland that was created by the notorious Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010.
We'll leave the wilderness on day 7 and explore the wonders of Iceland's South Coast, before going on an amazing glacier hike. Then spend our final day on a small-group minibus tour of Iceland's iconic Golden Circle. We'll see Iceland's most famous attractions, including Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss. Then to top everything off, we’ll have a relaxing soak in the Secret Lagoon, the perfect end to an action-packed 8-days.

A knowledgeable local guide will be with you every step of the way to really make the 8-day adventure special and make sure that you don’t miss anything. We’ll stay in secluded mountain huts during the trekking part of the tour and eat dinner under the midnight sun, switching to comfortable hotels on the final two days.

We’ll also provide a support vehicle, so you won’t need to sacrifice luxury during the trek. You’ll only be carrying a day backpack with a water bottle and anything you may need on the hiking trail. If you want an 8-day adventure that offers the complete Icelandic experience, then this is the only tour for you!

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Itinerary

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day

1

Drive to Landmannalaugar and Start the Laugavegur Trek

12 kilometers (7.5 miles)
Distance
4-5 hours
Hiking Time
470 meters (1,540 feet)
Ascent

day

2

Day 2: Laugavegur Trek - Hrafntinnusker - Álftavatn Lake

12 kilometers (7.5 miles)
Distance
4-5 hours
Hiking Time
490 meters (1,610 feet)
Descent

day

3

Laugavegur Trek - Álftavatn Lake – Emstrur

15 kilometers (9.5 miles)
Distance
6-7 hours
Hiking Time
40 meters (130 feet)
Descent

day

4

Laugavegur Trek - Emstrur - Thórsmörk Valley

15 kilometers (9.5 miles)
Distance
6-7 hours
Hiking Time
300 meters (985 feet)
Descent

day

5

Thórsmörk - Fimmvörðuháls Pass

16 kilometers (10 miles)
Distance
7-8 hours
Hiking Time
800 meters (2,600 feet)
Ascent

day

6

Thórsmörk hike – Hella

Optional
Distance
Optional
Hiking Time

day

7

South Coast Nature Sightseeing and Glacier Hike

day

8

Touring the Golden Circle and Bathing in a hot spring

Practical Info

  • Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots with sufficient ankle support and robust sole
  • Thermal underwear (long sleeve top and bottom) made of fine wool or synthetics (not cotton)
  • Wool or fleece thermal mid-layer
  • Hiking pants (we don't recommend cotton as they take longer 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
  • A set of comfortable clothing for minibus sightseeing

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 reusable 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 ISK in coins/shower during the trek)
  • Power bank / portable charging device