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Three day tour to the southwest wonders of Landmannalaugar. A true realm of Icelandic nature revealing endless beauty and hiking possibilities.

Highlights

  • Landmannalaugar
  • Brennisteinsalda
  • Natural pool
  • Ljótipollur crater
  • Vondugil canyon

Included

  • Pick-up & drop off from Reykjavík
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • All Required Safety Equipment
  • Free WiFi on Board Your Bus

What to bring

  • Warm layers of clothes
  • Sturdy and waterproof hiking boots are a must
  • 20-30 ltr backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel pillow

Tour Snapshot

Availability June - Sept
Duration 3 day
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 10 years
Ratio 1:16 Guide to client ratio
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

This trekking tour will take you to the best spots of the Landmannalaugar area - Lake Frostastadavatn, the ill-named Ljótipollur crater (Ugly Puddle), Brennisteinsalda volcano, Sudurnamur mountain ridge, Vondugil Canyon and Blahnukur peak. Enjoy hiking in a geothermal wonderland surrounded by colorful mountains, rhyolite hills and steaming fumaroles. After each day we have a prime opportunity to relax in the hot spring pool of Landmannalaugar.

Our three day hiking tour to one of the most geothermally active areas of Iceland is ideal for all hikers and lovers of nature. Landmannalaugar is a popular hiking destination among locals, with great hiking trails from Landmannalaugar hut where we stay. The famous Landmannalaugar hot sping is right next to our mountain hut. At last but not least, Landmannalaugar is the official starting point for the famous Laugavegur Trek ranked among the "20 Best Hikes in the World" by National Geographic.

Frostastadavatn Lake in Landmannalaugar in Iceland

The tour starts by the Reykjavík tourist info at Reykjavik's City Hall (Ráðhúsið) by Tjörnin pond at 7.00 a.m. It's located in downtown Reykjavik and within walking distance from most hotels, hostels and guesthouses in central Reykjavik. After introductions, we board the bus that takes us to Landmannalaugar. We also offer pick up at selected locations around Reykjavik (see other pick up locations in tour description). From Reykjavik, we drive inland through the beautiful Thjorsardalur valley, named after the river Thjorsa, the longest river in Iceland, going onwards to Hekla Volcano. Passing extensive lava fields from previous eruptions we approach the Landmannalaugar area with its stunning peaks. After our lunch, we will set on a 10 km hike to the ill-named Ljoti pollur Lake, chosen one of the World’s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes. Ljoti pollur is an incredibly beautiful red crater filled with bright-blue water. After the hike, we will enjoy a rejuvenating bath at the natural steaming hot spring of Landamannalar.

Distance: 10-12 km / 6-7.5 mi

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 250 m / 820 feet

Hiking time: 4 hours

Included
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner
Brennisteinsalda hiking path sign post

Today we will hike up to Sudurnamur, a 200.000 years old mountain ridge of rhyolite minerals. On the way up to the Sudurnamur you will enjoy numerous ravines and colorful sights of the area; and on its top a dramatic view of the Landmannalaugar empire, Mt. Kirkjufell, Laugahraun lava, Blahnukur volcano and Brennisteinsalda, the most colorful mountain in Iceland. The day is completely filled with stunning scenes of the Icelandic highlands. In the evening we will have the final chance (at least for now) to soak in the hot springs.

Distance: 11 km / 6.84 mi

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 425 m / 1395 feet

Included
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner
Blahnukur mountain couple resting

After our breakfast buffet, we will continue on a 3.5-hour adventure going up to Blahnukur, a 60.000 years old volcano, known for its bluish shades and vast body. The hiking trail leads up to the top of the mountain from which, in good conditions, you will get a fantastic view of multiple glaciers. Blahnukur is one of the best places to do some panoramic Landmannalaugar landscape photography. On the top of the mountain, you will get a chance to really appreciate the powerful effect of the geo-dynamic activity on the landscape and your guide will be sure to explain all the wonders of the area. After coming down we will take a small break before we boarding a bus back to Reykjavik. We will arrive in the city center around 21:00 o’clock.

Distance: 7 km / 4.35 mi

Altitude: Ascent

Altitude value: 400 m / 1312 feet

Included
  • Meals included: breakfast & lunch

Meeting points and times in Reykjavik:
Between 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.:


- Reykjavik's City Hall (Ráðhúsið) on Vonarstræti
- Hallgrímskirkja Church
- Reykjavik Campsite


Meeting points outside of Reykjavik:

8:15 a.m. - Selfoss N1 gas station

9:00 a.m. - Hella Bus Terminal

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