Landmannalaugar & Hekla Volcano Super Jeep Tour

Landmannalaugar is a very popular camping site.
Greens, blues and reds merge in Iceland's colourful summer landscapes.
The contrasts of colour at Iceland's crater lakes defy belief.
The rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar are vividly coloured.
Landmannalaugar has many seething geothermal areas.
Many river systems snake through Landmannalaugar, some geothermally heated.
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Discover one of Iceland's natural gems, the Landmannalaugar geothermal area, on this luxurious super jeep tour. See stunning waterfalls and otherworldly crater lakes before taking a dip in a naturally heated pool. This tour shouldn’t be missed by anyone wanting to experience the best of Icelandic nature while travelling in comfort and style.

Landmannalaugar is a vast area of unique beauty, located in the heart of Iceland’s southern highlands. Nestled between the jet-black Laugahraun lava field, Landmannalaugar is made up of windswept rhyolite mountains, a type of volcanic rock that creates a full spectrum of dazzling colour on the mountainside.

Your adventure starts in Reykjavík, where you will be picked up in the morning by a super jeep. This large and luxurious vehicle is specially built to go off the beaten track, to areas not accessible by normal buses, so you will get an exclusive and unique experience as you traverse the highlands of Iceland.

Your first stop of the day will be in Þjórsárdalur valley where you find Hjálparfoss waterfall. Situated in the lava field north of the stratovolcano Hekla, this is a twin cascade where two streams from the river Fossá, merge in the basin of the waterfall.

Travelling from the beautiful waterfall, you’ll stop at two scenic lakes before you reach Landmannalaugar. The first lake is Ljótipollur, a crater lake with high edges in an unbelievable shade of red that contrast the azure blue water. The second is Frostaðavatn lake, a wide and beautiful lake popular among photographers around the world.

The rhyolite mountains at Landmannalaugar appear in shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow, bestowing an otherworldly feel upon the whole area. You will get a chance to hike up one of the area’s many hiking trails before taking a dip in the naturally heated geothermal pool and relax after a day of travelling.

Before you head back to the city, you will make a quick stop in Dómadalur valley where you will find the waterfall, Þjófafoss. You will be thankful for the superjeep as it is one of the few vehicles that can easily access the route to this gorgeous waterfall. You will also visit the magnificent volcano Hekla, one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel the geothermal and volcanic landscapes of Iceland’s highlands. See areas not visited by many on this exclusive superjeep tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Mar. - Dec.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Landmannalaugar, Hekla, Dómadalur, Þjórsárdalur, Ljótipollur, Hjálparfoss, Frostastaðavatn
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:30

  • Pickup 

  • Guidance

  • Free WiFi. Please note: There are areas in the Highlands where there is no signal 

  • Meals and refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

  • Bathing suit


Cette journée dans les hautes terres était magique ! La route et les paysages sont à couper le souffle (volcans, canyons, glacier...). Point culminant : la pause déjeuner d'1h30 en autonomie à Landmannalaugar avec baignade dans les sources chaudes ! En résumé, cette excursion convient aux personnes qui, comme moi, n'ont pas pu louer de 4X4 (indispensable pour emprunter les sentiers de la région) et qui veulent absolument découvrir les "highlands du sud" (qui valent vraiment le détour). Points négatifs : pas assez d'arrêts pour faire des photos, le prix (trop élevé pour la prestation), pas d'arrêt à Thjófafoss.

We went to this trip in October, the weather is terrible, windy and cold and rainy. We can not get off the car cause the weather is bad. And when we were arrived to the mountain. It was all covered by the snow so we can't see any color of the mountain. The hot spring is impossible to get in cause the weather is almost 0 degree Celsius. I think this is terrible, do not choose this one in fall or winter.

My friends and I joined this tour in Mid Oct. We didn’t stop at the scenic lakes as the tour guide said it was too windy that day. It said “the rhyolite mountains at Landmannalaugar appear in shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow” on the website but we saw nothing but the mountains with snow. After attending the tour, we thought it is not the right season to see “the rhyolite mountains at Landmannalaugar appear in shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow.” However there was no reminder on the website at all.

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