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TREX HIKING LAUGAVEGUR 2017 – GUIDED TOUR

HIKING LAUGAVEGUR 2017
Guided Tour
Limited seat capacity.
A five day trek on the the famous Laugavegur

A five day trek on the the famous Laugavegur trekking trail, through one of Europe’s most exiting and fascinating landscapes. The hike starts at Landmannalaugar, an area of varied shapes and forms with colorful mountains tinted by rhyolite minerals and end in Þórsmörk, a charming destination with a series of deep valleys, crisscrossed by numerous fast flowing rivers and glaciers on three sides.
Full board, overnight stay in mountain huts and a transportation of luggage.
An experienced Icelandic trekking guide guides small international groups with minimum participants of six persons and maximum of 16 persons.

Day 1 Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar
Guests are picked up at 07.15 to 07.45 in the morning from their accommodation in Reykjavík. We drive to the beautiful rhyolite area Landmannalaugar were we will spend the afternoon in a relaxing walk through this colorful landscape. A black obsidian lava stream forms a magnifique contrast to the green, white, red and yellow hills. Here in Landmannalaugar is one of the few possibilities to take a bath in a natural hot pool, surrounded by this fascinating landscape.
Day 2 Day Landmannalaugar (600m)
Hrafntinnusker (1100m) – Álftavatn (530m)
We will start early today, as we have a long day ahead of us. We only carry the things we need for this hikes. At first our hiking path is slowly uphill until we get to the hot spring area of Stórihver which lies fascinating between the yellow, red and black lava. As soon as we’ve passed Hrafntinnusker we will have a great view and walk on the plateau until we descend to the hut at Lake Álftavatn. Walking time about 8 hours.
Day 3 Alftavatn (530m) – Emstrur (500m)
Today we will walk over wide and expanse areas of gravel and sand, crossing few (rather cold) rivers. While walking we can feel the wideness and loneliness of this country. Today’s terrain is rather flat but with a wonderful view to the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Walking time: about 6 hours.
Day 4 Emstrur (500m) – Þórsmörk/Langidalur (200m)
The walk starts east from the hut through a colorful canyon and we will have a great view to the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. We cross the river Syðri-Emstruá on a bridge and the trek runs easily along the river Markarfljót. The closer we come to the green valley of Þórsmörk the more we understand why Iceland is called the country of contrasts. Before reaching Þósmork we’ll need to wade the river Þröngá. Walking time: about 6 hours.
Day 5 Þórsmörk – Reykjavik
Before leaving Þórsmörk we will climb the hill Valahnjúkur for a good view over the valley, the glaciers and rivers here. We will walk into the small canyon Stakkholtsgjá and find there a very beautiful waterfall. We pass by a small glacier icefall Gígjökull from the famous Eyjafjallajökull. Driving along the green South Coast of Iceland we come back to Reykjavík
estimated time 18:00. to 18:30
Included:
• Driving Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar as in itinerary
• Driving Þórsmörk – Reykjavík as in itinerary
• Luggage transport day 2 – 4
• Sleeping bag accommodation in mountain
huts day 1 – 4
• Full board 1st day lunch till 5th day lunch
• English/German speaking trekking guide

Departures 2017
30.06 - 04.07.20175 seats available
07.07 - 11.07. 20176 seats available
14.07 - 18.07. 20176 seats available
21.07 - 25-07. 20178 seats available
28.07 - 01.08. 20178 seats available
04-08 - 08.08. 20178 seats available
10.08 - 15.08. 20178 seats available
18.08 - 22.08. 20178 seats available