Landmannalaugar area is listed as one of the top hiking sites in the world by most nature magazines, and for good reason. Multicolored rhyolite mountains, geothermal valleys and hot springs, lava obsidian and many more natural phenomena make this region a prime destination for many outdoors enthusiasts. Book our Landmannalaugar hiking tour and discover why.
Ring Road, Golden Circle, Myvatn, Hot Spring, Waterfalls & Glacier Lagoon
These two hikes are multi-day adventures that guarantee the ultimate Landmannalaugar experience. They stretch for 55km (34mi) and 80km (50mi) respectively and attract hikers from all over the world with unique landscapes and many attractions along the way.
Landmannalaugar is located approximately three hours by car from Reykjavik. The areas you drive through are so scenic that it definitely won’t feel long. That being said, you can get there only during the summer months and only using a 4x4 car. The road conditions are rough, but you are rewarded with a paradise that has not been affected by mass tourism.
Note: Make sure you have the driving skills and experience needed to drive on unpaved mountain roads safely. Also, if you are driving a rental car, double-check whether you are allowed to take it on F-roads (roads in Icelandic highlands for which you need a 4-wheel drive).
You can pick up a detailed hiking map of Landmannalaugar when you get to the campsite in Landmannalaugar valley. Keep in mind that if you hike alone or there is no experienced guide with your group, it is highly recommended to carry a GPS device with you.