We also added a day to the typical trek, planning to hike over the Fimmvörðuháls between Þórsmörk and Skógar. Not only would this give us a slightly different experience, it also gave us the opportunity to visit the famous Skógafoss waterfall.
The Ferðafélag Íslands huts along the Laugavegur trail are in high demand and thus it was essential we booked them beforehand. Initially, we had huts for only 2 nights, but as time went on, we got off the wait lists for all the huts and no longer needed to worry about camping. (Woot, lighter packs!)
- Trekking Iceland’s Laugavegur
- Iceland’s Laugavegur: Travel
- Iceland’s Laugavegur: Huts
- Iceland’s Laugavegur: Gear
For this trip I stuck with tried and true gear I’ve used in the past, but I did try some new equipment I was very happy with. Here are the product reviews:
- Eagle Creek National Geographic Utility Backpack 40L
- The North Face Mountain Sneakers
- Big Agnes Farrington PrimaLoft® Silver Sleeping Bag Liner
- Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking Poles
For a day to day view of our trip, check out the photo albums on my Facebook page:
If the Laugavegur is on the list of activities you want to get done, I say go for it. It’s definitely not easy hiking, but the views and experience are worth every bit of effort.