LegendaryTrips is going to Iceland! Trip planning (part 2: detailed itinerary, reservations)

UPDATE: We are back! Check out our full trip report: https://www.legendarytrips.com/trip/hiking-iceland-2-weeks-itinerary/

A few weeks ago we wrote a blog post on the preparation of the LegendaryTrips’ team for a 2-week hiking trip to Iceland in June/July 2014. We presented our budget and general itinerary from Reykjavík to the Westfjords through Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar, Skaftafell and Blue Lagoon.

After refining everything here’s an overview of our Iceland trip planning’s progress so far:

Day(s) Description Transportation mode Accommodation Reservation sites
1 Reykjavík: visit of the city and preparation for the trek (purchase of supplies like food and water) Flight from Amsterdam and Paris Bus Hostel Flight tickets: http://www.icelandair.is
Hostel: http://www.booking.com/hotel/is/bus-hostel.html
2 Start of the Landmannalaugar hiking trail in Skógar: our objective is to reach Fimmvorduhàls in the evening (hiking trail part 1) (14 km / 8.7 mi) Bus to Skógar then hiking =) Camping (tent)
Mountain hut reservation:
3 Hiking trail part 2: Fimmvorduhàls to Þórsmörk (12 km / 7.5 mi)
Camping (mountain hut)
4 Hiking trail part 3: Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) to Emstrur (Botnar) (15 km / 9.3 mi) Camping (tent)
5 Hiking trail part 4: Emstrur (Botnar) to Álftavatn (15 km / 9.3 mi) Camping (tent)
6 Hiking trail part 5: Álftavatn to Landmannalaugar through Hrafntinnusker (24 km / 14.9 mi) Camping (mountain hut)
7 Rest in Landmannalaugar (natural hot springs!) and travel to Vatnajökull National Park & Skaftafell Bus Camping (tent)
8 Vatnajökull National Park & Skaftafell Hiking Camping (tent) Half-day glacier tour (not booked yet): http://www.mountainguides.is/day-tours/glacier-tours/from-skaftafell/glacier-adventure/
9 Vatnajökull National Park & Skaftafell and back to Reykjavík
Guesthouse Monika Blondal
10 Blue Lagoon
11 Westfjords – Ísafjörður Plane or bus
Flight tickets (not booked yet): http://www.icelandair.is
No accommodation booked yet in the Westfjords
12 Westfjords – Flateyri Bus
13-14 Westfjords – Hornstrandir Nature Reserve Bus then hiking Camping (tent)
15-16 Reykjavík and back home Plane or bus Bus Hostel


So what do you think? We’d love to hear your feedback!

Photo credit: roughguides.com

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