The Laugavegur Trail, Iceland

Company : Secret Compass
Location : The Laugavegur Trail, Iceland
Duration: 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 1500 to 1750 £ Pound (UK)

Feel frivolous just ‘taking a holiday’ when there’s so much to learn about the great outdoors? Then this Adventure Academy expedition is for you, especially if you’re planning on hot-footing off on your own independent adventures or hill walks soon.

Put your precious annual leave to great use this summer and join the team that’s set to tackle Iceland’s iconic Laugavegur Trail, learning relevant hill and mountain skills from the outdoor experts en route.

The aim of this Adventure Academy expedition is to learn and to practice hill and mountain skills in a truly expeditionary setting: on the iconic, world-class trek that is Iceland’s Laugavegur Trail. The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience needed if you’re considering hill walking on your own or even planning and preparing for your own solo or group expedition.

This Adventure Academy expedition to tackle the Laugavegur will also be hugely rewarding for anyone with existing experience in this field. If that’s you and you’re keen to get a bit more out of your annual leave, come to learn from the expedition experts in Iceland, the world’s ultimate geothermal playground.



  • Trek Iceland’s epic long-distance Laugavegur Trail
  • Follow a route from Landmannalaugar to coastal Skogar
  • Acquire and develop mountain and hill skills in an expedition environment
  • Learn skills and information to plan your own expedition
  • Learn from industry-leading professionals
  • Enjoy the hot springs at Landmannalaugar
  • Visit the impressive waterfalls at Skogarfoss and Seljalandsfos


Costs / Benefits



Team members should be aged 21+ and willing to be part of a team working together to achieve the goal of the expedition. They should have an adventurous and robust spirit. All our expeditions are achievable by people with an active and healthy lifestyle. You will be required to be fit enough to:

Trek: up to a maximum distance of 25km per day.
Daily activity: up to eight hours per day for six consecutive days.
Carry: up to 20kg per person.
Terrain: varied and uneven underfoot. Expect some steep, loose, lava-strewn and mountainous terrain.
Climate: temps from 8 to 15 degrees C. Rain for consecutive days possible. Night temps down to freezing levels. With wind, temps can feel below zero.
Swim: not required at all though opportunities to swim likely.

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