So you wanna hike the Laugavegur trail in 2 days? No problem. I did it in August, and it was fantastic.
The Laugavegur trail was The Thing that I wanted to do on my Iceland trip. I saw photos on Outdoor Research earlier this year, and I was sold. The day that I booked my airplane tickets was the day I started booking spots on the Laugavegur trail. I had to do it, no matter what.
We went to bed in Hvanngil as it steadily rained. When Josh and I woke up, it was more of the same drizzle, dreary and grey. I was a little glad we didn’t have to spend the night in a tent. Today, we were hiking to Thorsmork to finish the Laugavegur.
The Laugavegur is Iceland’s most famous trek. It’s not hard to see why. The 55 kilometer hike from Landmannalaugar to Skógar covers some of the most unreal scenery, from lush meadows, to foreboding glaciers, to burnt orange, volcanic hills.
When we decided we were going to Iceland this summer, the Laugavegur was the first thing I started booking. We were going to hike the damn thing, come hell or high water. Our itinerary was Landmannalaugar to Hvanngil, and Hvanngil to Thorsmork.
Back in August, Josh and I headed off to Iceland for two weeks of adventure and fun. (This is a testament to my laziness since it’s been a month and a half since we got back.) Up in the highlands, our first stop was Landmannalaugar. Our first day in Iceland was a bit of a wash. With ridiculous jetlag, we did nothing but sleep to try to recuperate for the upcoming two weeks. We woke up bright and early our first morning at the Reykjavik City Hostel to catch our bus.