Landmannalaugar is located in the southern part of Iceland's spectacular Highlands and is one of the most impressive sights in Iceland. Landmannalaugar overlooks a jet black lava field, created by an eruption in 1477, offering stunning sights of amazing volcanic scenery. This black lava contrasts magnificently with the place itself, made of the Rhyolite Mountains, an incredible rock that creates a broad spectrum of different colors on the mountainside. That's right! According to the Sun's rays, the mountains change color, offering red, yellow, green, and pink shades. It truly is an untouched natural wilderness like no other place on earth.
Beneath these incredible colorful mountains lies a naturally occurring hot spring, from which steam rises, and it is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to take a fantastic natural bath. Hence its name, the "People's pools."
For those who chose to be picked up in Reykjavik, we will all meet together in Reykjavik, from where we will take the scenic drive to Landmannalaugar. Once we arrive, your friendly guide will give you a quick safety talk and tell you some more facts about this incredible area of mesmerizing natural beauty. Then, we will start the 4-hour hike, which is about 8-10km in the distance and offers stunning views throughout. It covers the jet-black Laugahraun lava field, descends through the luscious Vondugil canyon, and then climbs up Mt. Brennisteinsalda, whose colorful peak is typical of the area. Each spot offers incredible views and many opportunities for you to snap some amazing photos.
Then we will start our descent: walking through the emerald green Graenagil gorge (green gorge in Icelandic), famed for its green rhyolite rocks and luscious vegetation. Then, we will visit the imposing Blahnukur Volcano (if we have time) and then take a dip in the legendary hot pool in Landmannalaugar. All of this is done to an absolutely stunning backdrop of truly majestic natural beauty: it is ineffable, and words don’t do it justice. So book this amazing hiking experience today: we promise you won’t regret it!