Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles
- Laugevagur day 0
- Laugevagur day 1
- Laugevagur day 2
- Laugevagur day 3
- Laugevagur day 4
Sept. 14, 2023
Emstrur / Botnar ➙ Lake Álftavatn
A lovely, quiet evening at Botnar.
More gorgeous weather. I was feeling very lucky for mid-September.
Quite early in the day I stopped to shoot a lot of drone footage near this scenic, stark peak.
There were some bridges.
And we waded some rivers. All quite easy late in the season with no recent rain.
I had lunch at Hvanngil camp. Still open.
Continued on to Álftavatn camp which was closed for the season.
Often open until Sept. 17th, it depends somewhat on how many hikers book in advance.
I spoke with wardens at another camp who didn’t yet know what would be their last day.
The sit-down toilets were locked up for the winter, as well. But each camp seems to have one long drop toilet open year round.
Weather still good, I did some day hiking until dark.
Getting up and away from the main trail is easy and fun.
I couldn’t decide which of these next 2 photos to include. 😀