2 Day Thorsmork & Landmannalaugar Hike | TR-THLH

Explore two of Iceland's most epic hiking areas explored

See the best bits of the legendary Laugavegur Trail and hike through Iceland’s spectacular highlands

This incredible two-day hiking tour will allow you to see the best parts of one of the best hiking trails in the world – the Laugavegur Trail. We’ll begin in Thórsmörk – an emerald oasis nestled between two glaciers, ascending the legendary Fimmvörðuháls Mountain Pass for spectacular views over the entire Highlands. We’ll spend the second day in Landmannalaugar – a renowned geothermal wonderland dotted by stunning multicolored rhyolite mountains. If you love hiking and want to see the best parts of the Laugavegur Trail, then this is the perfect tour for you.

  • Availabillity
  • June - September
  • Duration
  • 2 days
  • Total Distance
  • 24 km / 15 mi
  • Max. Ascent
  • 800 m / 2625 '
  • Level
  • Challenging
  • Min. Age
  • 14 years
  • Accommodation
  • Hotel
  • Price
  • 59 990

Highlights

  • Fjallabak Nature Reserve
  • Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve
  • Brennisteinsalda volcano
  • The view of Hekla volcano
  • Bathing in a natural hot spring
  • Seljalandfoss waterfall
  • Thorsmork Nature Reserve
  • Fimmvörðuháls mountain pass
  • Magni and Modi volcanic craters
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Guided small group hikes

What Is Included?

  • Transport to & from Reykjavík
  • An Experienced Hiking Guide
  • Access to the hot spring
  • Accommodation in a hotel room for one night
  • Breakfast on day two
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Guided hikes on both days

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Landmannalaugar and Throsmork are located in the southern part of the Icelandic Highlands. The two sites are by far the most beloved hiking destinations in all of Iceland.

Thórsmörk

It is another valley about 55 kilometers (34 miles) away from Landmannalaugar. It is nestled in between glaciers and filled with green birch forests and surrounded by sharp, mossy mountain ridges. While Landmannalaugar barely has any vegetation, Thórsmörk is rich in rare Arctic flowers, trees, and many types of mosses, all of which provide an ideal habitat for a great number of bird species and the adorable Arctic foxes.

Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is a vibrant geothermal area. It is a valley filled with black lava fields and geothermal hot springs and enclosed by colorful rhyolite mountains. The red, blue, yellow, green, purple, white, and black patches paint the landscapes with surreal colors, making it enchanting and otherworldly. There are a large base camp, huts and a campsite in the valley next to a natural hot spring which is available to bathe in free of charge, all year round!

The tour is made up of two separate one-day hikes

On the first day, we will drive to Thórsmörk, crossing several rivers along the way. After leaving our modified highland car behind in the valley, we will hike up to the famous Fimmvörðuháls mountain pass. If the weather allows us, we will climb up to the volcanic craters that were formed during the Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010.

The next day, we will have the chance to hike one of the numerous amazing trails in Landmannalaugar and bathe in the natural hot spring. We will spend the night in a country hotel in South Iceland.

After the hike, we will drive back to Reykjavík and drop you off near your accommodation.

(Please note that the order of the tours can be changed due to availability)

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Itinerary

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day

1

Day one – Thórsmörk and the Fimmvörðuháls Mountain Pass

16km
Distance

day

2

Day 2: The Landmannalaugar Hike

10km
Distance

Practical Info

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Good hiking shoes (note: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can be rented online).
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

Meeting points in Reykjavik if you selected the pick-up option:

  • Reykjavik Tourist Information Center at Ráðhúsið (Town Hall) on Vonarstræti
  • Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • Reykjavik Campsite in Front of Reykjavik City Hostel

Meeting points outside of Reykjavik:

  • Selfoss N1 gas station
  • Hella- Bus Terminal

Please note that the order of the tours can be changed due to availability