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Iceland's Highlands: Small Group Guided Hike of the Laugavegur Trail - Carpe Mundo
5 days

Iceland's Highlands: Small Group Guided Hike of the Laugavegur Trail

From Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Max group size:
12
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
12 to 70
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
95657
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US $1,154
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Highlights

  • Hike past impressive lava fields
  • Trek to Lake Alftavatn
  • Cross the Syðri Emstruá canyon
  • Visit the Eyjafjallajökull volcano

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Transfer from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar
    Start point BSI Bus Station, Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland 07:45 - 08:00
  2. Day 2: Hike to Hrafntinnusker (~7.5 miles)
  3. Day 3: Hike to Hvanngil (~11 miles)
  4. Day 4: Hike to Emstrur (~7.5 miles)
  5. Day 5: Hike to Thorsmork (~9.5 miles)
    End point BSI Bus Station, Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland 20:00 - 20:30
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        4.5
      • Guide
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        5.0
      • Transport
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      • S
        November 15, 2019
        Had an amazing time. It was our second trip with Carpe Mundo Travel and again, it exceeded our expectations. Mero does an excellent job of putting the trip together and we have so many great memories. We would highly recommend Carpe Mundo Travel and... Show more
        Carpe Mundo commented on this review
        We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your second Carpe Mundo tour! We would love to have you join us in the future on another trip!
        Trip date: September 2019
      • K
        July 21, 2019
        Loved this tour, right from booking with Mero (very accommodating and answered all my questions), through to meeting our guides Ray & Dave (the most upbeat & helpful individuals throughout)! Iceland was absolutely stunning, such a varied landscape,... Show more
        Carpe Mundo commented on this review
        Thank you for the feedback Kate! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Iceland, and we would love to have you join us on a future tour! It sounds like you would love the Swiss Alps hiking trip- charming chalets and mountain inns instead of... Show more
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        Trip date: July 2019
      • E
        July 20, 2019
        Had an amazing time on our German biking tour!! End of May/early June was perfect time to go as it was not too hot this time of year :) Sophia and Giri were our guides and took care of every detail to make sure we had the perfect trip. The views biking... Show more
        Carpe Mundo commented on this review
        Thank you for the feedback Emily! We always love having repeat travelers and we are glad to hear you enjoyed both the Germany and Iceland trips you have taken with Carpe Mundo! Our 2020 dates have been posted, we hope to see you on a future trip!
        Trip date: June 2019
      • Iceland's Highlands: Small Group Guided Hike of the Laugavegur Trail reviewer 4
        July 19, 2019
        What an amazing tour! If you’re looking for adventure, epic landscapes, new friends, educated guides, and 3 pounds of Icelandic chocolate, you’re in luck! I picked this tour because I wanted to enjoy the trail without the overhead of planning meals and... Show more
        Carpe Mundo commented on this review
        Thank you for the kind words and feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Iceland and were able to enjoy this magical place. We would love to have you join us again in the future on another trip to Iceland or elsewhere in Europe!!
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        Trip date: June 2019
      • EF
        July 17, 2019
        Excellent overall experience! I credit our guides, Dave & Rae, for ensuring we enjoyed an entertaining adventure and memorable trip.
        Carpe Mundo commented on this review
        We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour Ed! We hope to see you on a future Carpe Mundo trip!
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        Trip date: June 2019
      • J
        November 09, 2018
        A fabulous trip but the weather did not cooperate to see the Northern Lights. Mero made the trip very enjoyable despite that fact.
        Trip date: October 2018
      • LC
        November 02, 2018
        Our Carpe Mundo hiking trip to the Jungfrau was not only a fantastic, fun, challenging experience but an outstanding value. I had compared several top active travel companies before choosing Carpe Mundo to go hiking in Switzerland. For half the cost of... Show more
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        Trip date: August 2018
      • Iceland's Highlands: Small Group Guided Hike of the Laugavegur Trail reviewer 8
        August 18, 2018
        Wonderful experience!
        Trip date: July 2018
      • Iceland's Highlands: Small Group Guided Hike of the Laugavegur Trail reviewer 9
        August 15, 2018
        Iceland is FANTASTIC! I really enjoyed the hike and the self-drive. I would love to go back!
        Trip date: July 2018
      • JG
        August 06, 2018
        Great trip fun people
        Trip date: July 2018

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      Iceland's Highlands: Small Group Guided Hike of the Laugavegur Trail
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      FAQs

        • What time does the tour start?

          The trip departs Reykjavik around 7:30 or 8 in the morning, the exact time varies depending on where in the city you are staying.

        • What is the usual hiking pace on this trip? Can we enjoy the scenery as to take as many photos as possible while hiking?

          As far as the hiking goes, it goes at a mostly leisurely pace, hiking around 3-5 hours per day on average, depending on the length and the group. A 10 mile day is one of the longer days, and it usually takes 5-6 hours when you include the stops. You do take breaks for snacks, water, lunch, pictures/scenery, etc. The trip is designed to really enjoy the scenery and all of the beauty.

        • Is there a place on this trip were a river has to be crossed and there is no bridge?

          There are 2-3 river crossings without a bridge. Usually the water is only about knee deep, although it can be a bit more or less depending on recent weather conditions. The leaders will instruct on the proper way to cross and can provide trekking poles for additional support if needed. So far this tour has never had anyone fall or drop anything while crossing.

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