Landmannalaugar - the pearl of the highland in Iceland
See one of Iceland’s colorful pearls in the breathtaking highlands. It is one of the most comprehensive day tour you can find in Iceland. Landmannalaugar is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Iceland because of its unique and magnificent landscapes and a natural geothermal pool.
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.
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.
Landmannalaugar is famous for its hiking trails. Landmannalaugar is the usual starting point for a four-day-long hiking trail called Laugavegur. The usual four day trail ends in Þórsmörk, but one or two days can be added, trekking then all the way to Skógar nearly at the coast via Fimmvörðuháls between the two glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.
Highlights of this tour:
- Drive by the roots of Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano, and its lava fields
- Through Þjórsárdalur valley a landscape of sharp contrasts, such as remarkable waterfalls, woodlands and sandy lava fields.
- Up to Landmannalaugar highlands surrounded by colorful rhyolite mountains and black expansive lava field of Laugarhraun.
- 6 hours in Landmannalaugar to hike and enjoy the local natural geothermal pool for perfect relaxation.
What to bring:
Bring along warm layered clothing, a hat, gloves, good shoes, swim suit and a towel (if you want to enjoy the geothermal pool).
We highly recommend bringing a packed lunch and snacks.