The Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls hikes are two of the most popular hikes in Iceland, and since they are connected through Þórsmörk – many hikers choose to do them both one after another. Although most people start their hike in Landmannalaugar there are some who prefer starting in Skógar – and doing so has one major upside. A dip in the local natural geothermal pool at Landmannalaugar is the perfect relaxation at the end of your hike.
The Fimmvörðuháls hike, between Skógar and Þórsmörk, is one of the most popular hikes in Iceland. Most people start their hike in Skógar, but there are also many who prefer starting in Þórsmörk.