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A specially designed mountain bus will collect you from your designated pick up point and drive you south to the road leading to Landmannalaugar and the highlands of Iceland. Along the way, we’ll pass some incredible sights including the notorious Hekla Volcano, Fjallabak Nature Reserve and several notable attractions along the South Coast.
Our destination will be our base camp at the beginning of the iconic Laugavegur Trail – consistently rated as one of the top-10 hikes in the world by notable institutions such as National Geographic.
When we arrive, your friendly guide will tell you all about the rich history of Landmannalaugar. In Icelandic, the name means “the people’s pools,” as the region offered a welcome respite for weary travelers who would bathe in its many hot pools.
The hiking trail starts at the main hut in Landmannalaugar and lasts for around three-four hours. Along the way, we’ll pass a host of incredible sights, including multicolored rhyolite mountains, the moss-carpeted Laugahraun lava and the colorful peaks of Mount Brennisteinsalda and Bláhnjúkur. It really is an impressive landscape and you’ll have some wonderful photo opportunities.
The hike lasts from 8-10 kilometers and will also pass the Graenagil gorge – an emerald oasis that is as beautiful as it is unique. If we have time, then we’ll climb Bláhnjúkur for some stunning views over the surrounding area.
The hike ends in the heart of the Laugahraun lava field, which hosts a warm hot spring that is ideal for bathing. We’ll stop and have a relaxing soak there – the perfect way to end our hiking adventure. If you want to see the start of the legendary Laugavegur Trail, then this is the ideal tour for you!
We highly recommend wearing warm clothing during the hike – sturdy hiking shoes and waterproof clothing are essential. If you don’t own any of these items, then we can lend you them during the booking process (please note that this is impossible on ...)
The tour is available to all experience levels; however, we do recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness – you will need to be able to walk for around 5 mi (8-10 km) on sometimes uneven ground. The weather in Iceland is unpredictable – p...)