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.

Landmannalaugar Laugavegur Hiking Trekking Overview in Iceland

Landmannalaugar hiking tours

Hiking Trails In Landmannalaugar

Laugavegur and Fimmvörduháls - multi-day hikes

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. 

Laugavegur Fimmvorduhals Trekking Hiking in Iceland

Landmannalaugar day hike

  • Brennisteinsalda. This 6.7km (4mi) hike to the top of Brennisteinsalda mountain features obsidian fields, hot sulfur springs and a jaw-dropping vista from the mountaintop. 
  • Bláhnúkur. Another rather short 5.6km (3.5mi) hike to a mountaintop. Although the climb is quite steep, it’s worth the effort. Bláhnúkur is so incredibly blue that you must see it with your own eyes to believe it’s real.
Brennisteinsalda Blahnukur Hiking Trekking in Iceland
  • Brennisteinsalda - Bláhnúkur Loop. This hike connects Brennisteinsalda and Bláhnúkur into a longer adventure. 10km (6.2mi) may not seem like a long hike, but be prepared to dedicate at least five hours as the climbs can get steep at points and photo stops will be numerous.
  • The Laugahraun Loop and Grænagil Canyon. This is a hike for families with young children, those who only have a short while to spend in the Landmannalaugar region or anyone else looking for a short and easy hike. Its length is only 4.3km (2.6mi) but it includes lava fields and the colorful foothills of Brennisteinsalda.
Trekking in Landmannalaugar Iceland

Getting to Landmannalaugar

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).

Thorsmork Landmannalaugar Bus in Iceland

Landmannalaugar hiking map

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. 

Landmannalaugar Hiking Map Trekking Iceland Information in Iceland