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Walking the Laugavegur Trail, Iceland

Raise your hand if you’ve never thought about it to venture on foot through the mountains of a small island lost in the Arctic Sea, Iceland. If you ever get this idea, Laugavegur trail the most famous trekking in Iceland it’s the perfect destination: four or five days of walking at the mercy of the unpredictable Icelandic weather to manage what you put in your backpack, nothing more.

Many, including National Geographicthey claim it is one of the most beautiful hikes in the world: the route has earned this fame with views that stretch over the Icelandic mountains and mountains of the most unimaginable colors. Superlatives aside, there’s no doubt that the pink rhyolite hills, the unpronounceable names, the rivers you have to wade barefoot and the soups you’ll cook in the evening on the camp stove will stay in your heart for a long time.

So, are you ready to embark on one of the most amazing (and ear-splitting) adventures you’ll ever experience?

The stages of the Laugavegur Trail

The trekking in Laugavegur Iceland, 55 kilometers long, starts from Landmannalaugar, an isolated place in the heart of the Icelandic mountains. Here, the dominant color is black: you walk on a real lava field until you reach the first pass, with pink mountains on the horizon. The first of the four stages ends at the asylum Hraftinnusker, after traversing an area where the terrain is mostly composed of glistening obsidian. This is volcanic glass, that is, lava that has cooled so quickly that crystals cannot form. By stopping to pick up a pebble from the ground, if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the bubbles resulting from the expulsion of the gases found in the magma: Iceland is a true paradise for geology enthusiasts.

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The first pass, overlooking Landmannalaugar

Source: VanityFair

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