An overview of my trip to Iceland to see Reykjavik and hike the Laugavegur trail – my day planning Reykjavik/Laugavegur trip.

Update: because of the bad weather on the trail I had to change my plans (see my extensive post on hiking the trail here): I could not hike on Monday, so walked Landmannalaugar to Emstrur on Tuesday and Emstrur to Skogar on Wednesday. I additionally decided to book a night at a hotel on the last night to make sure my tent was all dried up.

Saturday 23/06

  • Fly to Reykjavik from Brussels via Amsterdam (arrival just after lunch).
  • Rest of the day: see Reykjavik highlights, arrange missing hiking gear (gas cannister, cash money, …)
  • Sleep in Galaxy Pod Hostel

Sunday 24/06

  • 10h00-12h00 Whale watching with Zodiac boat (via
  • Rest of the day: rest and eat carbs.
  • Sleep in Galaxy Pod Hostel

Monday 25/06

  • 7h30-11h40 Bus to start in Landmannalaugar (via TREX bus)
  • 12h00-12h30 Quick dip in the hot spring
  • Hike first part from Landmannalaugar to Álftavatn (24km)
  • Sleep at camping Álftavatn

Tuesday 26/06

  • Hike second part Álftavatn to Þórsmörk (30km)
  • Sleep at camping near Þórsmörk

Wednesday 27/06

  • Hike third part Þórsmörk to Skogar (25km)
  • 17h30 catch the bus from Skogar to Reykjavik
  • Sleep at Galaxy Pod Hostel

Thursday 28/06

  • 6h00 Bus to Blue Lagoon
  • 7h00 Maximise chillings at Blue Lagoon
  • 11h30 Lunch at Blue Lagoon
  • Sleep at Galaxy Pod Hostel

Friday 29/06

  • 3h30 Bus to Reykjavik airport.
  • Early morning flght to arrive back in Brussels after lunch.
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