The popular Laugavegur hiking route from the Landmannalaugar region to the Þórsmörk area is a 56-kilometre (35-mile) multi-day hike that attracts backpackers and hikers from around the world. If you’re coming to Iceland to hike just one trail, this is the one. Its popularity stems from various landscapes: bubbling hot springs, vast glaciers, beautiful mountains, stunning waterfalls, and roaring rivers. Expect to walk 4-7 hours per day on this guided 5-day tour with accommodation in rustic mountain huts. It’s a challenging hike, but Iceland’s most famous trek lives up to the hype!
Location of Hrafntinnusker
Hrafntinnusker is situated in the interior of Iceland, in the southern part of the country. It's part of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, encompassing various geothermal areas, colourful rhyolite mountains, and unique volcanic formations. The site is characterized by its geothermal activity, which includes hot springs, fumaroles (steam vents), and mud pots. The geothermal activity is a result of the underlying volcanic activity that's prevalent throughout Iceland.
How to Get to Hrafntinnusker
There are two ways to visit Hrafntinnusker. One is the hiking trail from Landmannalaugar, where you see the east side of the mountain, and the other is the 4X4 trail, where you visit the west side and the sizeable geothermal area. Although a fascinating place, not many travellers get an opportunity to visit. Most people hiking the Landmannalaugar trail only see the east side and might stay overnight in the hut, missing the west side.
Plentiful Hiking Opportunities
Hrafntinnusker is a popular stop along the Laugavegur Trail, one of Iceland's most famous hiking routes. The trail, which is in the Icelandic highlands, stretches from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk, offering hikers the chance to experience a variety of landscapes, including geothermal areas, mountains, and glaciers.
The weather conditions in the highlands can be unpredictable, even during the summer months when hiking is most popular. Conditions can change rapidly, and hikers should be prepared for rain, wind, and even snow. Make sure you have the necessary gear, appropriate clothing, ample food and water, and a charged mobile phone.
Please note that the highlands of Iceland, including Hrafntinnusker and Landmannalaugar, are only accessible during the summer months (usually late June to September) when the snow has melted enough to make the roads and trails passable. If you're interested in visiting Hrafntinnusker, whether as part of a hiking trip along the Laugavegur Trail or as a destination on its own, it's essential to plan ahead, check the latest trail conditions and weather forecasts, and make any necessary arrangements for accommodations and transportation.