The most popular hiking route in Iceland is know as Laugavegur and links the areas of Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar. It is 54 km long and passes trought extremly diverse landscapes, tall mountains, coloured rhyolite areas, geothermal fields with erupting geysers, ice caves, sprawling sands, magnificent canyons and ends in verdant bitvh forests. Not forgetting the famed natural hot pools in Landmannalaugar. The route is divided into four days of hiking. Setting off from Landmannalaugar is most popular, with overnight stays at Hrafntinnusker,Álftavatn, Emstrur and Thorsmork. All those locatoins have wardens and falicites for hiker are good. The route is well marked and should be safe for everyone. Its hihgest point is Hrafntinnusker, at just over 1000 metres above sea level. There may be winter conditions there evenin mid-summer and this is were the risk of losing the way when passing through the remainder of the winter snow is greatest.

The Laugavegur is a famous hiking trail in South-West Iceland from the hot springs
and solfatara fields of Landmannalaugar to the glacial valley of Thorsmork.

Barbora Janošková