Come along on this tour of Landmannalaugar geothermal area, in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve at the edge of the highlands of Iceland. This tour is perfect for anyone who wishes to explore the natural topography of Iceland and see why the natives love it so much. You‘ll be picked up from your accommodation and delivered to the untouched wilds.
Often called “The Pearl of the Central Highlands,” the mountains in Landmannalaugar are streaked with colour due to mineral deposits in the rock—a dazzling array of delicate pale neutrals, rusty reds and gleaming black and grey.
Beyond the rhyolite mountains and lava fields, there are many natural hot springs, one of which you will have the opportunity to try for yourself before continuing on. Don‘t forget your bathing suit and towel!
As you return to Reykjavík for the evening, you‘ll pass enchanting fields of sheep and Icelandic horses, sun-dappled purple flowers called Lupin and more lava rock. All of this together gives Iceland the look of a new and strange planet, quite unlike the one you know!
If the weather is clear, you may spot Hekla a short distance away, one of Iceland‘s most temperamental volcanos, having suffered more than 20 eruptions since the Settlement Period.
With these stunning landscapes before you, it is not hard to see why this is one of the most popular hiking areas in Iceland, marking the beginning of the Laugavegur Trail. Laugavegur goes all the way to þórsmörk valley, a primal area of glacial rivers and craggy rock amid a lovely forest.
Don’t miss this colourful and eclectic tour exploring the wonders of the Icelandic highlands! Check availability by choosing a date.
Remember to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.
Some light hiking is available on this excursion.