Bus passport to most popular hiking routes in Iceland
This bus passport takes you to the trail of two of Iceland's most popular highland hiking routes, the Laugavegur hiking (2-4 day hike) trail and the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail (1-2 day hike). You will get bus transfer from Reykjavík and choose between three hiking bases to start from. With the Highland Hikers Passport you enjoy the flexibility and take as much time for the hike as you please within the operation time frame (June 15th - September 15th).
Landmannalaugar 3 days hiking tour in Iceland
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the highland of Iceland. Known for its vibrant shades of silica-rich igneous volcanic rock mountains and lava fields that radiate in the sun, this destination is home to the perfect hiking trails. Whether you have hiking experience, or if you simply wish to enjoy Iceland's natural beauty, a hike in the area is sure to leave you feeling as though you are walking through a beautiful painting.
This tour suggests a hike along Frostastadavatn Lake side to the ill-named Ljótipollur (Ugly Puddle), an incredible red crater filled with bright-blue water. Experience the most colorful volcano of Brennisteinsalda covered in steaming vents and sulfur deposits. An option is to climb on Suðuhámur (920 m above sea level), a mountain rich in liparit mineral while going through Vondugil Canyon. Enjoy an amazing view over Landmannalaugar´s geothermal area from a top of Bláhnúkur, circa 60000 years old blue-greenish volcano. After spending time hiking, our idea of a perfect cure includes a relaxing bath in the steaming area of a natural pool nearby. Landmannalaugar is the official starting point for the famous Laugavegur Trek- one of the world's top 20 hikes according to National Geographic.
Day 1: Reykjavik - Landmannalaugar; Frostastaðavatn and Ljótipollur
From Reykjavik we drive inland through the beautiful Thjórsárdalur valley, named after the river Thjórsá and the longest river in Iceland, towards Hekla Volcano. Passing extensive lava fields from previous eruptions we approach the Landmannalaugar area with its amazing peaks. After our lunch we will set on 10 km hike to ill-named Ljótipollur (Ugly Puddle) Lake qualified among 42 of the World´s Most Beautiful Crater Lakes. An incredible red crater filled with bright -blue water and real eye-candy. And in the evening you will enjoy a relaxing bath moment at the natural steaming hot spring bath.
Driving: 4 hours.
Hiking Distance 10-12 km (6-7,50 mi).
Day 2: Brennisteinsalda, Vondugil and Suðurnámur liparit mountain
Day 2 starts with a hike to Suðurnámur, 200 000 years old mountain reach in liparit mineral. On the way up to the Suðurnámur you will enjoy numbers of ravines and colorful sights of the area; and on its top a dramatic landscape on the Landmannalaugar´s empire, Kirkjufellið, Laugahraun lava, Bláhnúkur volcano or Brennisteinsalda, the most colorful mountain in Iceland.
Hiking Distance 11 km (6,84 mi).
Day 3: Bláhnúkur Volcano
After breakfast the journey continues on 3,30 hours adventure on Bláhnúkur, 60000 years old volcano, with its vast and bluish colored body. A hiking trail leads up to the top of the mountain from which, in good conditions, five glaciers are visible. Bláhnukur is one of the best places for panoramic Landmannalaugar´s landscape photography. On the top of the mountain you will easly appreciate the powerful effect of the geodinamic activity on the landscape. After coming down and a short break we will board a bus back to Reykjavik, where we will arrive around 18:00 o´clock in the city center.
Driving: 4 hours.
Hiking Distance: 7 km (4,35mi).