Small-Group 11.5-Hour Hiking Tour at Landmannalaugar from Hella or Selfoss

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Selfoss, Iceland
11,5 hours
June - July
Minimum age
12 years old


Embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Icelandic Highlands with this 11.5-hour hiking tour at Landmannalaugar. Thrill-seekers looking to conquer the trailhead of the beautiful Laugavegur trail will enjoy the small-group setting and expert guidance of this tour.

The tour begins with a convenient pick-up service from either Selfoss or Hella, two charming towns in Southwest Iceland. Selfoss is known for its charming newly built "old town" and beautiful river views, while Hella offers a peaceful countryside setting with picturesque farmlands.

The journey continues with a scenic drive from your pick-up point in Southwest Iceland to Landmannalaugar. Along the way, you'll pass through dramatic landscapes, including volcanic deserts, lush valleys, and rugged mountains.

When you arrive at Landmannalaugar, your group can enjoy lunch and use the on-site facilities before beginning the hike.

Traveling in a small group means you'll benefit from more detailed attention from your guide and a less crowded experience. This allows for a more personalized and enjoyable adventure, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions, take photos, and truly connect with the landscape.

An experienced hiking guide will lead your tour and provide top-notch assistance and exciting insights about the Highlands.

With their extensive knowledge and passion for the region, they will enhance your experience by sharing intriguing facts and stories about the area's geology, history, and unique natural features.

Landmannalaugar is part of the renowned Laugavegur trail in the Highlands of Iceland. This area is known for its colorful rhyolite mountains, expansive lava fields, and geothermal hot springs.

The gorgeous scenery and diverse landscapes make Landmannalaugar a hiker's paradise and a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts.

The hiking trail takes you through several incredible attractions, starting with the Laugahraun lava fields, formed by an ancient volcanic eruption. Next, you'll explore the Vondugil canyon, with its striking rock formations and panoramic views.

One of the trail's highlights is Mount Brennisteinsalda, which translates to the "Sulphur Wave," a name derived from its vibrant colors created by geothermal activity.

Continuing on the trail, you'll visit the Graenagil gorge, with bright green hues caused by mineral deposits. You'll also see the Blahnukur volcano, a prominent peak with stunning views of the surrounding area.

The trail concludes at the hot springs of Landmannalaugar. Here, you can relax and soak in the geothermal waters, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

The active hiking part of the tour covers approximately five miles (eight kilometers) and runs for roughly four hours. The pace is moderate, allowing you to fully appreciate the region's natural beauty while enjoying a satisfying physical challenge.

After the hike, the guide will drive you back to Selfoss or Hella, where this 11.5-hour tour ends.

Book your hiking tour today and prepare for an excursion filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, fascinating insights, and unforgettable moments in Landmannalaugar. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Pick-up and drop-off at Selfoss or Hella
English-speaking hiking guide and driver
Landmannalaugar facility fees
Bathing at the Landmannalaugar hot springs
Small group tour experience


Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm and weatherproof clothing with layers
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Hats and gloves
Packed lunch and snacks
Water bottle
Bathing suit and towel
Sturdy hiking shoes
Hiking poles (recommended)
Sunscreen and sunglasses (recommended)

Good to know

Participants must be of moderate physical fitness.

Hikers under 18 years old need to be accompanied by an adult.

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