The Laugavegur Trail – 55 kilometers between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk – is one of the most popular trails in Iceland, and has been named by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful trails in the world. Its origin, Landmannalaugar, is part of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve. We take our first steps on the lava from 1477 – Laugahraun. We encounter volcanic activity at every step here. The region is famous for its beautiful mountains covered with rainbow rhyolite and black, glassy obsidian. There are numerous fumaroles hissing in the ground, which give off a characteristic sulfurous smell. For us it was the most difficult part of the route. First of all, because it was only here that we really collided with the weight of our own backpacks – taking them from the house to the bus is not the same. In addition, every day you “eat” your luggage, but here you carry its full weight, and the height difference is almost 500 meters. Fortunately, the weather was kind.

The recorded sound is fumarola, a fairly large hole on the side of a mountain, which regularly spewed out boiling water (which I know because I burned myself with it).

fot. Magdalena Łukasiak

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