Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour - Day Tour

Meet Us in Landmannalaugar for Hiking & Bathing in a Geothermal Paradise!

Multicolored mountains, hot springs & bathing in a geothermal paradise!

Hiking tour in the southern highlands of Iceland. Visit the wonders of Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano area. We will take you through the bubbling geothermal wonderland of Landmannalaugar with caramel color peaks, soothing hot springs, rambling lava flows, and clear blue lakes. Landmannalaugar is every hiker's paradise.

  • Availabillity
  • June - Sept
  • Duration
  • 5 / 14 hrs
  • Total Distance
  • 8 km / 5 mi
  • Max. Ascent
  • 500 m / 1640 '
  • Level
  • Moderate (3/5)
  • Min. Age
  • 10 years
  • Price
  • 12 990

Highlights

  • Landmannalaugar
  • Hiking in a Geothermal Area
  • Hot Springs
  • Small Group Experience
  • Bathing in a Natural Hot Pool
  • Brennisteinsalda Mountain
  • Hekla Volcano View
  • Laugahraun Lava Fields
  • Bláhnjúkur (e. Blue Peak)
  • Multicolored Rhyolite Mountains

What Is Included?

  • Guided Hiking Tour
  • Experienced Hiking Guide
  • Landmannalaugar Facility Fees

Tour Description

Landmannalaugar, with the active volcano Hekla in its neighborhood, is one of Iceland's most unique destinations and a must for all those who love to explore the great outdoors. This is one of the most active geothermal areas flanked by rhyolite mountains and steaming hot springs offering plenty of activities and hiking trails. A multicolored mixture of black lava, green moss, red iron, blue & green mountains of rhyolite and sulphur and much more forms a perfect setting for a great day of hiking.

We set off on a 4-hour hike (approx. 9 km) through the strangely sprawling lava fields of Laugahraun, Vondugil canyon and up to the summit of the most colorful mountain of Brennisteinsalda, with its steaming vents and sulfur deposits. Then continuing down through Graenagil canyon, which got carved as a result of the geodynamic activity of mountains, volcanoes and glacial rivers. If time and weather conditions allow we will climb Blahnukur, an approximately 60.000 years old volcano with a panoramic view of the Landmannalaugar Valley. Elevation gain is about 4-500 m going to about 890 m above sea level. Before our journey ends we will culminate with a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring, where both hot and cold water flows out from beneath Laugahraun mixing together and forming the ideal hot bath. Remember to bring your swimwear and a towel to enjoy bathing in the natural hot spring.

 

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Practical Info

On this tour, you can choose to be picked up in Reykjavik, Selfoss and Hella or meet us on location. Please be sure to purchase the pick up if you would like to include transportation. If you do not choose to include transportation then we will meet you in Landmannalaugar, see more detailed information and a map to the meeting point below.
*Meeting points in Reykjavik if you purchased the pick up:

7:15 from Reykjavik Tourist Information Center at Ráðhúsið (Town Hall) on Vonarstræti

7:30 from Hallgrímskirkja Church

7:45 from Reykjavik Campsite in Front of Reykjavik City Hostel

*Meeting points outside of Reykjavik:

8:35 from Selfoss N1 gas station

9:15 from Hella- Bus Terminal

We return to Reykjavik between 20:30-21:00 where we offer drop off at the before mentioned *meeting locations. 

 

* Note that if you do not purchase the pick-up then we will meet you at Landmannalaugar directly in front of the main warden hut at 12:00 noon. You will need a 4*4 jeep to drive to Landmannalaugar and you will need to drive on F-roads.

 

  • Warm clothes 
  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes 
  • Bathing suit and towel 
  • Lunch and snacks

What our customers are saying about this tour

"Landmannalaugar Tour - Absolutely beautiful!"

5

My husband and I went on this tour and had an amazing time! We were luck, we had wonderful weather, fantastic guide and a great group of people! This tour is definitely worth the money!

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"Landmannalaugar Day Tour"

5

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Iceland. Our guide was great and very patient and friendly. The terrain was fascinating and the scenery was epic. We were also very fortunate with the clear skies and warm weather - it was a perfect day!

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"1 day Landmannalaugar Hike"

5

We recently traveled to Iceland looking to experience a little bit of everything, from hiking to food tours to the culture. We decided to do the 1 day hike with Trek Iceland (Landmannalaugar) and we had an amazing time. Our tour guide, Norris, was extremely friendly and did a fantastic job guiding our group to some of the most amazing sites we have ever seen. We would recommend Trek Iceland to anyone and especially this specific hike and tour guide!

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