Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trail
Day 1: Reykjavik bustrip to & hike
You will be picked up at your hotel in Reykjavík between 7.00-7.30 or meet us by the Reykjavik tourist info in Adalstraeti 2 at 7.30.
There we board the scheduled bus that takes us to Landmannalaugar. The drive takes about 3-4 hours, on the way we drive along the south coast and then turn inland and pass Icelands most active volcano, Hekla.
Our hike starts in Landmannalaugar as we walk through this geothermal wonderland and look at the colorful mountains and steaming hot springs. We walk by the beautiful hot spring Storihver before crossing into the obsidian desert by Hrafntinnusker. We spend the night in the hut in Hrafntinnusker, one of the most remote huts in Iceland.
After breakfast in the hut we head out again and walk along the Reykjafjoll mountains and then descend into the Jokultungur area.
The geothermal activity has turned these gullies yellow and red. From the top of Jokultungur there is a great view over the Fjallabak area and lake Alftavatn which is our next overnight stop. Before reaching Alftavatn we cross an unbridged stream on foot. We spend the night in the hut by the lake.
We start the day with another refreshing stream crossing as we make our way past the green volcano Storasula and into the black desert of Maelifellssandur.
On our way we will see Hattafell, a volcano with a strange flat top. We walk through this black glacial desert and into Emstrur where there is chance to enjoy the view of Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers.
Just before reaching the hut in Botnar we turn of the path to look at Markarfljotsgljufur, almost 200m deep canyons carved out by the glacial river Markarfljot. The hut in Botnar is in a little green oasis, a welcome sight after walking
through the black sands.
On the way, we pass by a formation of lava in a waterfall shape made in the eruption. Here you have a chance to see how Iceland is still being built, formed and shaped by its nature. We will be greeted with a fantastic view over the valley.
We spend the night in Thorsmork and have a GOOD BYE party while enjoying a traditional Icelandic grilled lamb for dinner.
Day 6 :
Thorsmork Valley - Reykjavik
In the morning we have a leisurely breakfast in the hut before going out to explore the amazing surroundings. The volcanos Katla and Eyjafjallajokull surround the Thorsmork valley, for thousands of years these volcanoes and the glaciers that cover them, have carved the sandstone in Thorsmork into surreal sculptures dotted with moss and arctic birch trees. We hike up the mountain Valahnukur for a fantastic view over the valley.
Those who wish can also simply spend the day relaxing and enjoying nature in this beautiful place...
We return to Reykjavik in the early evening where the tour ends at the tourist information center around 18:30, in the heart of Reykjavik. From there taxis and local buses are available, but drop off at your accommodation can also be purchased with your tour
Vertrek vanuit Reykjavik: elke
maandag, dinsdag, donderdag, vrijdag en zondag
van 15/06 tot 16/09/19
Prijs per persoon: vanaf 1.600 €
Accommodation: Mountain Huts in Dormitory
bring along a sleepingbag or rent it at the price of 50 € per trip
Hiking time: 5-7 hours per day
Level: Minimum moderate
Minimum age: 15 years
Maximum: 16 persons
U kan deze wandelreis verminderen met 2 wandeldagen en stoppen in de Vallei van Thorsmork