Landmannalaugar | Super Jeep Tour
Hop aboard for this incredible Super Jeep tour across the kaleidoscopic hills of Landmannalaugar, found nestled in the picturesque highlands of Iceland! Your Super Jeep tour will last for approximately 7 hours.
The pick up and departure point is from the basecamp off the popular waterfall, Gljúfrabúi, on Road 249. The tour will begin at 10.00 in the morning.
Landmannalaugar is one of the most beautiful and colourful regions of the country. Its rugged landscape, magnificent colours, bubbling hot springs and clear rivers are prevalent throughout, giving the area its own unique and highly captivating character.
Driving through these beautiful mountains, you will find yourself truly bewitched. You will pass by the crater lake, Ljótipollur, which literally translates to 'Ugly Puddle'. Don't take the name seriously though, this is one of the most gorgeous spots in the whole of Landmannalaugar, with its still turquoise water and sloping coastal hills. This is one of the most widely photographed areas in the region and is a popular stop off for hikers.
You can relax and bathe in one of the region's natural hot pools, or alternatively, go for a short hike around the area. Whatever you choose, when you are finished, it's time to head to one of Iceland's most active mountains; Hekla, the Queen of Icelandic volcanoes. You will be driven to an elevation of 950 meters up the side of the volcano where it is easy to immerse yourself in the astounding surrounding views.
It is highly recommended that you bring with you on the trip: warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket, headwear, gloves, a swimming suit and a packed lunch. It is also advised to bring suitable hiking boots, should you choose to explore the area on foot.
Witness for yourself the unbelievably faultless beauty of the Highlands on this incredible tour by checking tour availability today!
- Available: All year
- Duration: 7 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Super Jeep, Sightseeing, Hot Spring Bathing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
Landmannalaugar ("The people's pools") is a vast area of stunning and unique beauty, the true heart of Iceland's southern Highlands.
Landmannalaugar is a truly rare area, both geologically and aesthetically. The area can be found nestled beside the raven-black Laugahraun lava field, a sweeping expanse of dried magma which originally formed in 1477. Landmannalaugar itself is made up of windswept rhyolite mountains, a rock type that creates a full spectrum of dazzling colour on the mountainside. Shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow all change their tone, keeping in movement with the sun rays and creating an area of wilderness that resembles no place else on earth.
Landmannalaugar is primarily known for its natural geothermal baths, hence its name "The People's Pools". For centuries, Landmannalaugar has served as an area of shelter and respite for weary travellers who use these soothing springs as a means to relax after tiring excursions. Today, visitors to the highlands should always bring a swimsuit and towel, just in case one of these naturally occurring hot pools should crop up along the hiking trail.
The area marks the northern end of the Laugavegur, one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It is also home to many other notable trails, however, including the path onto the mighty Mt. Brennisteinsalda ("Sulphur Wave"). Visitors can also traverse the trail up the Bláhnjúkur ("Blue Peak") volcano, whose summit allows for a sweeping view of up to five glaciers on clear days.
Multiple operators run daily tours to Landmannalaugar from mid-June to mid-September, during which time The Icelandic Touring Association operates a small shop, three camp sites and a mountain hut equipped with sleeping bags and accommodation for up to 80 visitors.
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The stratovolcano Hekla in the south of Iceland is undoubtedly one of the island's most famous and active volcanoes, with over 20 eruptions since settlement.
Hekla is part of a 40 kilometers long volcanic ridge but the most active part is the fissure Heklugja, considered the volcano proper. Hekla has produced one of the largest amounts of lava of any volcano in the world. Last time Hekla erupted was in 2000.
In the Middle Ages Hekla was considered to be the gateway to Hell, and it continues to inspire. It’s referenced in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, poet and artist William Blake banishes Winter to Hekla in his poem Winter and Icelandic composer Jon Leifs, inspired by Hekla’s power, composed one of the loudest pieces of classical music ever, Hekla Op 52.
Travelers from all over seek out Hekla and it is a popular hiking place. In addition to hiking you can ski there in the spring, summer offers easy mountaineering routes and you can snowmobile to the top in winter.
Krakatindur is a 858 m volcano in Rangarvallasysla in South Iceland.
The volcano is located in the Nyjahraun lava field and belongs to the Hekla volcanic system.
Blahnjukur (a.k.a. Blahnukur) is a volcano in the area of Landmannalaugar, in the south highlands of Iceland.
Blahnjukur's name ('Blue Peak') comes from its blue-black colour, due to lava flows and volcanic ash. Next to Blahnjukur is the volcano Brennisteinsalda.
Blahnukur is popular for hiking and offers a magnificent view from the top, wherefrom five glaciers may be sighted.
Brennisteinsalda (ca. 855 m) is a volcano in the area of Landmannalaugar National Park, in the south highlands of Iceland.
Brennisteinsalda is a highly colourful mountain, coloured by suplhur (wherefrom it gets is name, 'Sulphur Wave'), blue and black lava and ashes, green mosses and red iron. In front of the mountain is an obsidian lava field.
The popular Laugavegur hiking trail passes Brennisteinsalda and nearby is the Blahnukur volcano.
Ljotipollur is a explosion crater lake in the south highlands, situated in the southernmost crater in the Veidivotn fissure system.
Strangely enough, Ljotipollur's name means 'Ugly Puddle', since this crater anything but, being beautifully red with the deep trout-filled lake at its bottom and high edges on its sides.
Departure time : 10:00
What to bring:
Clothes for hiking, head-wear and gloves
Good to know:
-Free pick up/drop off in Hvolsvöllur/Hella area
- Pick ups from Hvolsvöllur/Hella starts 30 minutes before departure.
- 5000 ISK pp each way for pick up/drop off in Selfoss/Vík area
- Pick ups from Selfoss/Vík starts 1 hour prior to tour departure from Gljúfrabúi.
- 10.000 pp each way for pick up/drop off in Reykjavík
- Pick up from Reykjavik starts 2 hours prior to tour departure from Gljúfrabúi.
*Please note that it can take us 30 minutes to arrive to your location for all pick ups*