Landmannalaugar on the Laugavegur
|Length||54 km (34 mi)|
|Established||30 September 1978|
|Elevation gain/loss||500 metres (1,600 ft)|
|Highest point||Hrafntinnusker, 1,050 m (3,440 ft)|
|Months||June to September|
|Maintained by||Ferðafélag Íslands|
Laugavegur is a hiking trail in South Iceland. It is the most popular trail in Iceland, with around eight thousand people hiking it every summer. In 2012, National Geographic listed it as one of the twenty best trails in the world.
Laugavegur runs from the hot springs area of Landmannalaugar to the glacial valley of Þórsmörk. It is noted for the wide variety of landscapes on its path. The route is typically completed over four days, North to South, with stops at the mountain huts of Hrafntinnusker, Álftavatn, and Emstrur. At least three rivers must be forded during the walk. It is possible to combine the trek with a hike over the Fimmvörðuháls route from Þórsmörk to Skógar.
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