The Laugavegur course is one of the most beautiful in Iceland, stretching from Landmannalaugar in the highlands to Þórsmörk, a natural reservation area. The trail is clearly designated with markers, and there will be a staff along the course to guid runners along the trail. Normally, this distance is hiked in four days.
Landmannalaugar is not only a highly interesting place in geological sense but also for its history and vegetation. Most important though is the beauty of the surroundings. Such a multiplicity of colors and shapes are not to be found in any other place in the nature. This fact and the comfortable natural bath has made Landmannalaugar the most visited spot in the uninhabited areas of Iceland. The place is relatively easy to reach (i.e. with schedule bus) and offers a huge range of traveling possibilities, including riding tours, organized there. A big number of walking paths are specially popular. There is a hut and a campground there with modern sanitary facilities, and a little shop offering the common needs of the traveler (no tank service though). In spite of the human crowd around the campground, it’s easy to be alone in magnificent surroundings within few minutes. The hot pool, nevertheless is almost always full with people, like a constant international congress.
Þórsmörk - where the run ends - is one of Icelands brightest pearls, surrounded by rugged and beautiful mountains and glaciers. Popular visit by Icelanders.
This super-truck excursion heads east through the southern lowlands, before climbing through the spectacular Þjórsár Valley into the brooding volcanic landscape of Iceland’s highland interior.