Trek at the Doors of Hell | 4-Day Hiking Tour to Landmannalaugar

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Duration
4 days
Difficulty
Hard
Languages
English, French

Come along on this four-day trek of the barren Icelandic Highlands. Travel alongside the volcano Hekla all the way to the otherworldly Landmannalaugar area on this fun-filled tour....

Come along on this four-day trek of the barren Icelandic Highlands. Travel alongside the volcano Hekla all the way to the otherworldly Landmannalaugar area on this fun-filled tour. Hiking enthusiast should not let this amazing opportunity pass them by.

You'll start your hike at the foot of Mt. Hekla which was once believed to be the entryway to Hell. From there, you'll travel across the beautiful but barren Highlands of Iceland until you reach the colourful mountains of Landmannalaugar. Once there, you can bathe in the area's hot spring and soothe any aching muscles you might have from the previous days. 

If you feel that four days in the Highlands are not enough, you can add on extra two days of hiking during the booking process.

Don't hesitate and book this adventure now! Explore the magical highlands of Iceland with this fantastic four-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Included

Trekking guide
Transport from BSÍ bus terminal to the trekking area and back
Luggage and equipment transport by jeep
Food from lunch on day 1 to lunch on last day
Accommodation in mountain huts and camps

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing
Hot Spring Bathing
Bird watching

Attractions

Landmannalaugar
Hekla
Laugavegur Hiking Trail
Fjallabak
Dalakofinn hut
Rjupnavellir
Áfangagil
Loðmundur

Daily itinerary

Day 1

Reykjavik – Hekla : 3-4 hours – no elevation gain

Get to the BSÍ bus station early in the morning and be ready for your first hiking day. The bus will drive you straight to your hike’s starting point, at the western side of the Fjallabak region.

Today, you'll do an easy hike within the farmland at the foot of Mt. Hekla. You'll start slowly, as you walk the beautiful path to your first mountain hut.

Along the...

Day 2

West side of Mount Hekla : 6-8 hours – 200m altitude gain

After breakfast, you'll set out early in the morning. Today you will have the first major river crossing of your trip as you make your way across the western Rangá river. 

You'll traverse through a series of hills made of Palagonite rocks, which is a type of rock formed sub-glacially when water interacts with volcanic glass, like basalt. 

Slowly you’...

Day 3

Valagja, Mont Londmundur : 6-8 hours – 200m altitude gain

Today you’ll slowly leave the black 'moon-like' desert near Mt. Hekla, which is also known as 'the gate to hell'.

The landscape softens quite a bit, and the impressive, black mineral surroundings of Hekla gives way to green mossy land and mountain lakes and green hills and mountains.

You'll make your way towards the majestic Mountain Loðmundur, a volcanic mono...

Day 4

Landmannalaugar : 6-8 hours – 200m altitude gain

Today you’ll reach the pearl of the highlands, the beautiful Landmannalaugar area.

You'll walk by the northern edge of Hraftinnusker Caldeira and its obsidian field. As you traverse, you'll get more and more surrounded by the strange, pastel colours of a lavas. 

You’ll get to see the amazing view over the whole Landmannalaugar area before your descent tow...

What to bring

Warm and waterproof clothes
Thermal underwear
Warm midlayer
Hats and gloves
Good hiking boots
Sandles for crossing rivers (with straps)
Extra woollen or hiking socks
Fast drying clothes (pants, shirts and sweaters) - no cotton
A good sleeping bag and a cotton sheet for the hut's mattress
Swimsuit, towel & toiletries
Water bottle

Good to know

You’ll need to bring comfortable and adequate clothing to protect you from the cold and wet weather, such as polypropylene, Capilene, or pile. Wool and wool/synthetic blends are also suitable - though wool, if wet, dries slowly compared to synthetic fabrics. We discourage the use of cotton in wet conditions it dries very slowly. When camping, tents are provided. You will be responsible for bringing your mattress and sleeping bag.