Laugavegur

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This article is about the trekking route in South-West Iceland. For the Reykjavík shopping street, see Laugavegur (Reykjavík).
Landmannalaugar on the Laugarvegur
Landscape as seen from the trail

The Laugavegur is a famous trekking route in South-West Iceland from the hot springs area of Landmannalaugar (63°59′28″N 19°03′37″W / 63.991246°N 19.060342°W / 63.991246; -19.060342) to the glacial valley of Þórsmörk (63°42′10″N 19°25′38″W / 63.702657°N 19.427149°W / 63.702657; -19.427149). It is noted for the wide variety of landscapes that are experienced in just 55 km (34 mi). The route is typically completed over 2–4 days with potential stops at the mountain huts at Hrafntinnusker, Álftavatn and Emstrur. An ultramarathon is held on the route each July. It used to be possible to combine the trek with the Fimmvörðuháls route which goes over the pass from Þórsmörk to Skógar for an additional one or two days or an additional 25 km (16 mi). However, due to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in spring 2010 the Fimmvörðuháls route has been partly blocked, but passage is possible. Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, and Skógar are all reachable by bus during the summer.

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