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Landmannalaugar, start of the Laugavegurinn Trail

Landmannalaugar Campsite
                             Landmannalaugar Campsite

What is it: Location in Iceland, the Northernmost and usual starting point for the Laugavegurinn Trail.

How to get there: Bus from Reykjavik, app 4-5 hours. Several companies, such as Trex (leaves from Adalstræti, outside the Tourist office) or Reykjavik Excursions(leaves from the Reykjavik Bus Station).  Both companies accept online bookings and have several departures daily in summer. Landmannalaugar is accessible roughly from end of June to September, and only  by 4WD (the last 40 km). Even with a 4WD skills the road is not straightforward to drive.

Facilities: Camping, toilets, shop selling maps of Laugavegurinn trek as well as gas (screw) canisters. Credit cards accepted. Hut accomodation also available (advance booking needed).

Around Landmannalaugar
                               Around Landmannalaugar

Activities: 1. Plenty of day/half-day hikes to do. Maps available in the small service shop. 2. Natural hot springs. The landshape formations around Landmannalaugar are quite exceptional (see photos below).

I was there: On July 17th, 2016 traveling by bus (Trex) from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar, departing Reykjavik at 8 am, arriving at Landmannalaugar at 1 pm. I did a half-day hike and spend the night camping before commencing the Laugavegurinn hike.

Map and other info: On the Landmannalaugar info site.

Notes: Landmannalaugar is not a city, rather it is a camp-ground and parking space in the middle of nowhere.

The complete photogallery of the Laugavegurinn hike is available on flickr.

Hot Springs, Landmannalaugar
                     Hot Springs, Landmannalaugar
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