Scenic 6 Day Hiking Tour in Iceland from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk with Fimmvörðuháls day hike

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Tour starts
BSÍ, Reykjavík, Iceland
Starting time
at 06:30
6 days
Ending place
BSÍ, Reykjavík, Iceland
July - Aug.
Minimum age
14 years old


Combine two of Iceland’s most popular highland hiking trails, with a week you’ll never forget trekking from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk with a day hike up to the famous Fimmvörðuháls mountain pass. Those seeking to make the most of Iceland’s incredible natural beauty with a good level of fitness should not overlook this tour.

The adventure begins when you are transferred from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar in the highlands. This oasis of hot springs, rivers and rhyolite mountains is unbelievably beautiful, but just a taste of what is ahead. From here, you will take the Laugavegur trail over four days to the stunning forested valley of Þórsmörk.

This route takes you by vast glaciers, around crater lakes, and across deserts of black sands, in an array of landscapes that look like they belong to another planet.

From Þórsmörk, you will go on a day hike up to Fimmvörðuháls mountain pass, famous for its dramatic volcanic landscape after a volcanic eruption in 2010. Take in the glacier views, steaming earth, and dramatic ridges and valleys, before returning to Þórsmörk in the evening.

On the last day in Þórsmörk, you will get a chance to explore this beautiful valley before returning to Reykjavík.

Your accommodation throughout the journey is in comfortable mountain huts. Your luggage will be taken from hut to hut for your convenience, and all meals are included for the duration of the tour.

Hikers will find no better way to spend a week in Iceland than by joining this excursion. Don't miss your chance. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Experienced and qualified guide
Mountain hut sleepingbag accommodation in dormitories
Transport at the beginning and end of trek
Breakfast (6), Lunch (7), Dinner (6)
Sleeping bag (last 2 nights)
Transfer of luggage (first 4 days)


Hot Spring Bathing

Daily itinerary

Day 1
The highlands of Iceland, including at Landmannalaugar, has many hot springs.

Day 1 - Landmannalaugar

On day one, you will meet your guide and group at the BSI Terminal, to catch your bus to Landmannalaugar. You will then be driven along the scenic South Coast to this highland retreat.

You’ll have your lunch, before setting out on your hike. Heading south, you will enter a region of rhyolite mountains and steaming earth, with hot-springs, rivers and valleys, all to admire. By late afternoon, you’ll reach a mountain hut where you can unwind and marvel at the midnight sun.

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Day 2
Crater lakes are dotted across the highlands, and require some slightly difficult hiking to reach in summer.

Day 2 - Álftarvatn

On your second day, you will head deeper into the highlands, through more dramatic valleys and gorges. Your destination will come into sight quite soon into your hike, but it will take a fair few hours to reach. Álftavatn is a highland lake, renowned for its excess of birdlife and dramatic surrounding mountains.

Also within sight throughout this hike will be the glaciers of Eyjafjallajökull (which erupted in 2010) and Mýrdalsjökull. Get used to seeing them, as they will be dominant features on the skyline throughout the week.

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Day 3
One of the most haunting parts of Iceland is Mælifellssandur.

Day 3 - Mælifellssandur and Emstrur

Today, you will cross the vast black sand desert of Mælifellssandur, a haunting expanse with a great wealth of folklore that your guide will describe to you. The most notable feature of this empty region is the standalone mountain Stórasúla; it rises a verdant green from endless darkness and has been featured in several Hollywood movies.

Emstrur is much more luscious than Mælifellsandur, but no less scenic; farmers historically used this area for grazing sheep. You will find your mountain hut here and retire for the night.

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Day 4
The Laugavegur Trek starts at Landmannalaugar, ends at Þórsmörk, and is only available in summer.

Day 4 - Emstrur and Þórsmörk

On your fourth day, you will finally reach the Þórsmörk region, ending your time taking the Laugavegur trail. As you hike, the land around you will become more and more verdant, until you are in a valley filled with trees, wildflowers, and snaking river systems. By evening, you’ll have reached your mountain hut.

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Day 5
Beneath the midnight sun, the Icelandic Highlands gain a golden glow.

Day 5 - Fimmvörðuháls Trail

On day five of your adventure, you will go on a day hike up to the beautiful Fimmvörðuháls mountain pass. The first region you will pass through is called Goðalönd, which directly translates to the Land of Gods; when you see the glaciers rising nearby, the dramatic cliffs and ridges, and the beautiful wildflowers, you will have little doubt as to why.

Following that, you will pass across the fresh lava from Eyjafjallajökull’s 2010 eruption. After a rewarding day of hiking, you will return to Þórsmörk for a well-deserved rest.

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Day 6
A web of rivers and streams cover the highlands, so bring shoes you don't mind getting wet.

Day 6 - Þórsmörk

On day six, you will have the opportunity to explore Þórsmörk better before we head back to Reykjavík. This area is so incredible that it was named after the Old Norse God of Thunder, Thor - or Þór.

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What to bring

Good quality rain-gear, tops and bottoms
Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer).
Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell.
Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable
Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable.
Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs.
Warm hat
A duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts. Please avoid bringing a suitcase
Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day.
River shoes
Light Sleeping bag
Towel – light weight and packable
Sunglasses & sun protection
Water container – thermos flask or water bottle 0,5 – 1L
Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut
Casual clothes / change of clothes for wearing in the hut.
Personal first aid kit – including blister care
Prescription medication and other personal health items.
Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste etc.
Optional gear:
Walking pole(s).
Neoprene socks – highly recommended for river crossings
Pen knife
Thermal mat (for lunch breaks)
Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down)
Camera, spare batteries.
Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing.

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