Pictures from the Laugavegur Trek in Iceland

Photo of basecamp at Landmannalaugar
Base camp at Landmannalaugar, night 1. July 2013.

    Photo of Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Leaving Landmannalaugar, into the lava field

    Photo of the highlands in Iceland.
Officially in the highlands

    Photo of highlands snowfields
Highlands snowfields. Trail goes from foreground post, left of the center geyser steam, up the ridge, and up the next ridge.

    Photo of highlands snowfields

    Photo near the highest point of the Laugavegur trek
Near the highest point of the trek.

    Photo of cairns on Laugavegur trek
Over the top, follow the sticks and cairns.

    View from hut atHrafntinnusker
Looking off the front porch of the hut at Hrafntinnusker, halfway point of hiking day 1. Trail crosses all of this.

    Photo of snow filled gullies
Crossing the snow-filled gullies, now descending from the highlands.

    Looking back toward the hut at Hrafntinnusker
Looking back after crossing the snow gullies after the hut at Hrafntinnusker. Trail visible on the lower right snowfield. Two hikers visible on top of the center foreground ridge. Hut at Hrafntinnusker is visible as a dot on the snowfield to the left of the far center peak. I think.

    Photo of a snowbridge that collapsed.
Half of this snowbridge collapsed while I was eating dried cranberries. That’s why you stay off the snowbridges.

    Photo of descent toward Álftavatn
Descending toward the lake at Álftavatn.

    Photo of Álftavatn
Álftavatn, end of day 1 hiking.

    Photo of Brattháls
Brattháls next to Álftavatn. Trail visible on lower left, behind the stream.

    Photo of descent toward river Bratthálskvísl
Heading out on hiking day 2. Descending to ford the river Bratthálskvísl.

    Photo of Hvanngil
Hvanngil, sheep herding town.

    Photo of bridge over Kaldaklofskvísl
Bridge over Kaldaklofskvísl

    Photo of mudflats on Laugavegur trek
About 8 miles through mudflats.

    Photo of mudflats on Laugavegur trek again
Still in the mudflats.

    Mudflats in Iceland

    Photo of more mudflats

    Photo of Tarptent Scarp 1 on Laugavegur trek
Tarptent Scarp 1 at Emstrur, end of hiking day 2.

No pictures from hiking day 3 — ALL RAIN.

Photo of Þórsmörk
Tent at Þórsmörk for night 4.

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