This past December I saw Ben Stiller’s movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” in the theatre. I found the story interesting yet recall, most vividly, the striking beauty of Iceland, where much of the movie was filmed. It was wonderful to learn that Iceland is not a barren country, as I once thought. I suppose I will have to see its beauty with my own eyes one day.

One way to experience some of Iceland’s natural vistas is on its popular 55 km/34.17 mi Laugavegurinn Trail. A hike that takes one through hills, geothermal  springs, volcanic lava fields, lakes, and glaciers it beckons many from the world over. The southwestern trail may take anywhere from 3 – 5 days, with the landscape often dotted with tents. Open from June to September, Landmannalaugar is a common starting point for this challenging trek as well as other hiking trails in the region.

Laugavegur, Iceland
Laugavegur Hiking Trail, Iceland


Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons – Taken by Martin Schildgen


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