Tag Archive: Iceland

Laugavegur Day 6 – FIMMVÖRÐUHÁLS to Skogar

Day 6: Fimmvörðuháls – Skogar Distance: 5 miles The wind howls outside. It pushes into the walls of our tent. Some of the gust really tests the limits of the sil nylon. We… Continue reading

Laugavegur Day 5 – Thorsmork – Fimmvörðuháls

Distance: 9 miles Fimmvörðuháls is a 14 miles long route over the Fimmvörðuháls Pass between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull ice caps, then down the other side to Skogar. For many it is a… Continue reading

Laugavegur Day 4 – Emstrur (Botnar) to Thorsmork

Distance: 9.5 miles There are two different types of trekkers on the trail. Those, who pack their belonging every morning and carry them on their backs to the next destination. Then there are… Continue reading

Laugavegur Day 3 – Altavatn to Emstrur (Botnar)

Distance: 9.5 miles Altavatn is a busy place. The camping area in front of the hut overlooks the lake. It’s a large area that can easily hold 100 tents. People come until late… Continue reading

Laugavegur Day 2 – Landmannalaugar to Altavatn

I should have put my down jacket on when we ate dinner last night. We sat under a glass awning, protected from the wind and if we just had a dinner and then… Continue reading

Laugavegur Day 1 – Landmannalaugar

The bus crushed the river flow. A sudden dull thump. The wheels are submerged completely for few moments, the stream gently rocking the vehicle. I instinctively reach for the seat in front of… Continue reading