Iceland’s Laugavegur Trail 2018

Laugavegur Trail Trek 2018

Hiking Iceland’s Laugavegur Trail has long been on many peoples’ wish list. In 2018, Missouri Howell and I decided to trek the trail, utilizing the huts as we could or camping as needed.

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. (*Note: after Day 1 of hiking, I decided to forego the extra day on the trail, due to the length, difficulty, and increased elevation gain and loss. Jeff and I ended up taking a bus to Skógar.)

Our two biggest concerns initially were the weather and what the proper gear would be.

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!)

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:

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.