Landmannalaugar Day Tour | Hiking and Hot Spring Bathing

Landmannalaugar is Iceland's most popular highland spot, and the base of the Laugavegur trail.
Hjálparfoss is a beautiful pair of conjoined waterfalls.
The Icelandic highlands are vast and empty, being one of the least populated regions of Europe.
A river system running between orange and green rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar.
The rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar are so vibrant, they look to be painted by hand.
Landmannalaugar's rhyolite mountains have patches of green moss and, unusually, green rock.
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Jump aboard this affordable bus tour to the Landmannalaugar region of the Icelandic Highlands for an incredible day of hiking and hot-spring bathing. This excursion is perfect for those who wish to see this country’s stunning interior first-hand, from the peaks of the rhyolite mountains or the comfort of geothermally heated waters.

You will start this tour by boarding your bus, which has been specially modified for the highlands, at the BSI Terminal in Reykjavík; you can arrange for pick-up and drop-off here if need be. Once everyone has boarded, you will begin your drive towards Landmannalaugar.

This journey goes through the beautiful nature of Iceland’s South Coast. You will pass through rural countryside, lava fields, black-sand-beaches and geothermal areas, seeing classic features such as waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes. 

At the valley of Þjórsárdalur, you will turn inland, following the river Þjórsá to a pair of conjoining waterfalls called Hjálparfoss. You will stop here to stretch your legs and take some pictures, and Game of Thrones fans may recognise this area from a village massacre scene in Season Four. 

Before reaching Landmannalaugar, you will have one more stop at the crater lake of Hnausapollur, which is 11,000 years old. Like many highland lakes, the scale of the crater and vivid blue colour of the water is awe-inspiring.

Finally, you’ll reach your destination. Landmannalaugar is sometimes called ‘the Pearl of the Highlands’, as it is the region’s most popular area. Why will become apparent very quickly; it is a spectacular place of brightly coloured rhyolite mountains, bubbling hot springs spilling into steaming rivers and panoramic views.

You will have several hours to make the most of the area. You can take the hiking trails to some particularly notable ridges or more crater lakes to take in the unbelievable landscapes, bathe in the hot springs, or mix your time here doing both.

When you have fully enjoyed what Landmannalaugar has to offer, you’ll return to the bus and take the scenic drive back to Reykjavík. En route, you will make a stop to view one of Iceland’s most active and powerful volcanoes, Hekla.

Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day at Landmannalaugar for an affordable price. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Highlands, Landmannalaugar, Hekla, Laugavegur hiking trail, Fjallabak, Þjórsárdalur, Hjálparfoss
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavík

  • Roundtrip transport with English guidance

  • Service fee in Landmannalaugar

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Bathing suit and a towel (to take a dip into the hot pool at Landmannalaugar)

  • Sturdy boots

  • Camera

  • Warm clothing

  • Packed lunch

Good to know:

We recommend bringing a packed lunch with you, but we will also stop at a small shop where you can purchase something to eat.

Please bring coins to use to pay for bathroom.

There are changing rooms in Landmannalaugar where you can change into your swimsuit before going into the pool.


It was a nice experience... Landmannalaugar was an amazing place to visit! It was really worthy!!! I recommended! The only negative point: It was a shame that the English guidance was not a really charming person, she was very cold and the pronunciation of her English was not really easy to understand.

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Complimentary pick up service
We offer complimentary pick up service for our passengers 30 to 60 min prior to tour departure at any hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik (please see individual tour descriptions for more details). We reserve the right to alter or change the itinerary according to weather and road conditions.

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It is possible to change a reservation up to 2 hours prior to tour departure free of charge.

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Tour departure / Complimentary pick up service / Drop off service
All day tours booked start from our office at Hafnarstræti 20, 101 Reykjavík (Lækjartorg) at the departure time given on your voucher. It is the passengers responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in for their tour and to board the tour bus at the tour departure time written on their voucher. 
We offer a complimentary pick up service for all our day tours. Passengers wanting to take advantage of the complimentary pick up service are requested to wait outside their hotel 30 to 60 minutes prior to tour departure (please see individual tour descriptions for more information) in order to board the pick up bus.
Missing the pick up bus does not entitle to a refund of the price paid for the tour. 

Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

Passengers with special needs
If you have any special needs or requests you should notify the Iceland Excursions sales department as soon as possible. We always try to fulfill our customers wishes at all times.

It is permitted to have foldable wheelchairs in our coaches without charge. Passengers that are unable to sit in a standard coach seat must advise the company´s office prior to tour departure.

Our fleet at Iceland Excursions – Gray Line Iceland includes coaches of all types and sizes, which are all equipped with safety belts. We have a limited number of Children's Safety Car Seats available. These can be provided on request, free of charge. The safety and comfort of our customers is one of our main goals.

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Guide to Iceland charges a flat fee of 5000 ISK of each customer for online cancellations. 

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