Landmannalaugar Pearl of the Highlands - 3 Day Tour

Hiking in the Highlands of Iceland

Landmannalaugar Trek

Three day tour to the southwest wonders of Landmannalaugar. A true realm of Icelandic nature revealing endless beauty and hiking possibilities.

  • Duration
  • 3 days
  • Level
  • Easy
  • Min. Age
  • 10 years
  • Accommodation
  • Mountain Hut in Landmannalaugar
  • Price
  • 84 990

Highlights

  • Landmannalaugar
  • Ljóti Pollur crater lake (e. Ugly Puddle)
  • Brennisteinsalda mountain
  • Bláhnúkur (e. Blue Peak)
  • Frostaðavatn lake (e. Frostastadavatn)
  • Hot spring bathing
  • Guided group tour
  • Hiking and trekking in Iceland
  • Experienced guide

What Is Included?

  • Transport
  • Guiding Service
  • Accommodation
  • All meals

Tour Description

This trekking tour will take you to the best spots of the Landmannalaugar area - Lake Frostastadavatn, the ill-named Ljótipollur crater (Ugly Puddle), Brennisteinsalda volcano, Sudurnamur mountain ridge, Vondugil Canyon and Blahnukur peak. Enjoy hiking in a geothermal wonderland surrounded by colorful mountains, rhyolite hills and steaming fumaroles. After each day we have a prime opportunity to relax in the hot spring pool of Landmannalaugar. Our three day hiking tour to one of the most geothermally active areas of Iceland is ideal for all hikers and lovers of nature. Landmannalaugar is a popular hiking destination among locals, with great hiking trails from Landmannalaugar hut where we stay. The famous Landmannalaugar hot sping is right next to our mountain hut. At last but not least, Landmannalaugar is the official starting point for the famous Laugavegur Trek ranked among the "20 Best Hikes in the World" by National Geographic.

Combine this trip with our famous Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trek of and make it into an Eight Day Combo Trip!

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Itinerary

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1

FROSTASTADAVATN - LJOTIPOLLUR

10-12 km / 6-7.5 mi
Distance
4 hours
Hiking Time

day

2

BRENNISTEINSALDA - VONDUGIL - SUDURNAMUR RHYOLITE MOUNTAIN

11 km / 6.84 mi
Distance

day

3

BLAHNUKUR VOLCANO

7 km / 4.35 mi
Distance
400 m / 1312 '
Ascent

Practical Info

  • Hiking boots, good sturdy boots with sufficient ankle support for walking on rough trails. They should have a robust sole and preferably waterproof
  • Warm jacket, fleece, primaloft or similar
  • Rain jacket with a hood, preferable breathable fabric such as Gore tex or similar
  • Rain trousers, preferable breathable fabric such as Gore tex or similar
  • Gloves, wool or synthetic, preferable waterproof
  • Hiking socks
  • Warm hat and/or balaclava
  • Backpack for daily use
  • Sleeping bag and travel pillow. A light sleeping with no specific temperature rating will be sufficient
  • Liner if you rent the sleeping bag
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Tooth brush and personal toiletries
  • Sunglasses/sunscreen (high protection, the sun in Iceland can be really strong)
  • Water bottle
  • Small personal first aid kit (compeed and tape for blisters)
  • Pain killers such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • DONT FORGET TO BRING EXTRAS OF IMPORTANT HEALTH SUPPLIES OR SPECIAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE IN CASE YOU NEED ANY
  • Hiking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Camera, batteries, memory card
  • Book
  • Headlamp for trips in late season, after august 10th.
  • Earplugs/Sleep mask
  • Power bank / portable charging device

Meeting points and times in Reykjavik:

7:00 a.m. - Tourist Information Center at Reykjavik's City Hall (Ráðhúsið) on Vonarstræti
7:00 a.m. - Sólfarið (Sun Voyager) on Sæbraut
7:15 a.m. - Hallgrímskirkja Church
7:30 a.m. - Reykjavik Campsite

Meeting points outside of Reykjavik:

8:35 a.m. - Selfoss N1 gas station
9:15 a.m. - Hella Bus Terminal

*Note that it can take up to 30 minutes before the bus departs the given locations.

 

Outside of Reykjavik, we offer these pick-up places en-route to Landmannalaugar:

8:35 from Hveragerdi * N1 gas station
8:50 from Selfoss N1 gas station
9:30 from Hella- Bus Terminal

*Stop only if passengers have requested prior.

What our customers are saying about this tour

"Landmannalaugar Pearl of the Highlands"

5

Great trip. Landmanalauger is definitely worth to spend more time than just a two hours on the way through famous Laugavegur trek. Amazing place.

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"3 Day/ 2 Night Landmannalaugar Trekking Tour"

5

I would have to start off by saying that the whole Trekking Tour was an incredible experience that my family and I thoroughly enjoyed. It started with a prompt pick up in Reykjavik by a great crew including Kata, our wonderful Trekking Guide. It was a 4 hour ride to Landmannalaugar through interesting Iceland landscapes on paved and unpaved roads in a large off road bus. Once in Landmannalaugar you have lunch then begin an afternoon hike with your guide and tour group. Our tour group consisted o...

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