Lavegur Trek Reviews
Amazing multi-day hike through stunning landscape May 19, 2010
If you are a fan of hiking, but don't enjoy renting a car when on holiday - there could not be a more perfect route.
Beginning (or ending) in the folded rhyolite hills of Landmannalauger camp this 54-km through-hike is easy enough for families, but challenging enough to make you feel good about yourself.
There is a small camping fee that can be paid at each site (first come, first served) or you can book space in the rustic cabins along the trail.
The cabins/camps are spaced out at 12km, 12km, 15km and 16km respectively. One can reasonably do 24km the first day, which is recommended as the 2nd camp is more pleasant.
The first day features the greatest ascent of about 400m, past steam holes and a volcanic valley full of obsidian stones as big as volkswagons.
The trail winds its way through green mossy valleys to Alfavatn Lake, then through black-sand volcanic desserts, and finishes in grassland plateaus with views of the ocean.
Each campground has a side-trip worth doing (ice cave, carved valley, canyons, glacier) and the constant change of scenery keeps you motivated.
There are tour buses that service both ends of the trail, so having a car is not necessary of recommended.
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