Landmannalaugar Hiking & Hot Spring Tour

Based on 3 traveller reviews

Visit the highland of Fjallabak and explore the hidden wonders of Landmannalaugar. The untouched nature, geothermal energy, colorful mountains, canyons and hot springs will definitely stay in your memory for long.

Landmannalaugar is known for its natural geothermal hot springs and stunning surrounding landscape. Located in the southern parts of the stunning Icelandic Highlands and having the active volcano, Hekla, in its neighborhood makes it one of Iceland's most unique destinations. The area is a must see for all who truly appreciate the beauty of nature.

After arrival to Landmannalaugar, we will set off on a four-hour hike through strangely sprawling lava fields of Laugahraun, through Vondugil canyon, and the impressively saturated mountain of Brennisteinsalda. Brennisteinsalda is known to be highly characteristic for the area due to it's multicolored peak. As we travel back down through Grænagil canyon, you'll get to see its carved characteristics as a result of a geodynamic activity of mountains, volcanoes, and glacial rivers. The total hiking distance in the beautiful nature of Landmannalaugar will be approximately 8-10 km.

If time and weather conditions permit- we will climb on Bláhnúkur. This 60,000 years old volcano with panoramic views over Landmannalaugar Valley is the ultimate addition to this great tour.

Afterward, you can enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural hot pool, where hot and cold water flows out from beneath Laugahraun, so please remember to take swimwear and a towel with you. While relaxing in the very well known natural hot pool you can enjoy the spectacular view of Landmannalaugar, truly a phenomenal place!

NOTE: If you require pick up then please check which pick up points are available for this tour, the tour also offers the option of meeting us on location in Landmannalaugar.

Book now to see one of the world's most beautiful locations. You can check the availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Landmannalaugar, Hekla, Brennisteinsalda, Geothermal hot tub, Laugahraun
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 07:00

Pick up is available from 6 different pick up points. Please see which pick up points are available in "Good to know" here below.
Included:
  • Small group guarantee

  • English-speaking guide

  • Guided hiking tour in Landmannalaugar

  • Bathing in a natural hotel pool

  • Food & drinks

  • Transport to/from Reykjavík (can be purchased as an extra)


What to bring:
  • Warm clothing and outerwear suitable for rainy and/or chilly weather

  • Sturdy shoes for hiking

  • Bathing suit & towel

  • Packed lunch


Good to know:

If you purchase the pick up service then the pick up times and places are as follows:

7:00 from Sólfarið (Sun Voyager) on Sæbraut

7:15 from Ráðhúsið (City Hall) on Vonarstræti – in front of the Reykjavik Tourist Information Center

7:30 from Hallgrímskirkja Church – bus pick up/drop off nr. 9

7:30 from Reykjavík Campsite in Front of Reykjavik City Hostel

8:35 from Selfoss N1 Gas Station

9:15 from Hella Bus Stop

If you did not purchase the pick up then the meeting point is at 12:00 in front of the Main Hut in Landmannalaugar – Please keep in mind that you need a 4*4 jeep that is permitted to drive on F-roads to drive to Landmannalaugar



Reviews

This was a fantastic hiking experience. The place was beautiful, unlike anywhere else we have seen. However, The bus was more than 30min late at pick up, and the tour does NOT include lunch.

The hike was beautiful and one of the coolest places I visited while in Iceland. The colors and terrain are incredibly unique. I would recommend doing the hike later I'm the summer to allow more snow to melt away. The tour itself I don't believe is worth it. It says "small group guarantee", however our group was 19 people for one guide.. not exactly small. The guide himself was great and answered any questions we had, but didn't share much info otherwise. That being said I could have missed something being at the back of the long line. I highly recommend the hike, but would look at booking your own bus ride and doing the hike on your own time. You could easily spend all day exploring the area and with the tour, you're limited by the clock.

The hike was beautiful. Probably my favorite place in Iceland. I'm not sure if the guided tour is worth the money tho. There are busses that leads you to landmannalauga and you can hike on your own without someone leading you. Background information are not the most interesting, as all they can say is that everything is made and formed by vulcano eruptions. The hot bath was crowded and not as hot/comfortable as others that I experienced (Temperature can change tho). I'd say: Book a bus and explore on your own. That's so much cheaper. There were people sitting in the same bus with us, doing the same hikes, swimming in the same hot tub just without the guide.

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