Availability Jun - Sept
Duration 5 / 14 hours
Departs From Reykjavik / Landmannalaugar
Minimum age 10
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes
Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.
Landmannalaugar, is located in the southern part of Iceland’s spectacular Highlands and is possibly the most amazing sight in them (though the competition is intense). Landmannalaugar overlooks a jet black lava field, originally created by an eruption in 1477: offering stunning sights of amazing volcanic scenery. This contrasts magnificently with the place itself, which is made up of Rhyolite Mountains: an incredible rock, which creates a wide spectrum of different colours on the mountainside. That’s right the mountains actually change colour: offering shades of red, yellow, green and pink all changing colour according to the Sun’s rays. It truly is an untouched natural wilderness and is like no other place on earth.
Beneath these incredible colourful mountains, lies a naturally occurring hot spring, from which steam rises and is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to take an amazing 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 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 colourful 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 to the imposing Blahnukur Volcano (if we have time) and then taking 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 that you won’t regret it!
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 o...)
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 –...)