National Geographic magazine has named the Laugavegurinn/Fimmvörðuháls pass as one of the world’s top 20 hiking trails.
The trail was selected by long distance hiker and author Jennifer Pharr davis, who calls the trail “stunning in very respect and packs in more variety in 50 miles than most trails offer in 500.”
National Geographic writes that “new hikes offer the pure wilderness experience of Laugavegurinn, which wanders through otherworldly volcanic landscapes, paired with stays at comfy huts each night.”
The Icelandic trail is joined in the top-20 by New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail in the western United States, and the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, to name a few.
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