Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour
PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
Visit one of the pearls of the Icelandic highlands on a day tour from Reykjavík. A day full of hiking, colorful mountains and a soak in a natural hot pool
This tour is perfect for those who would like to add a bit of hiking to their Iceland itinerary and want to see more of the country than just the Golden Circle. Expect otherworldly landscapes, beautiful colors and a great hike.
Moderate (2). Suitable for those in good condition who are able to walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace.
Not suitable for children younger than 10.
(pick up starts at 07:00 in Reykjavik)
Hiking boots and warm clothes.
Rain jacket & rain pants.
Swimsuit and a towel!
Transport to and from Reykjavik.
A hike with a guide.
Bathing in a natural hot pool.
June 15th – September 30th
About this tour
The tour starts at your preferred pick up location in Reykjavík, Selfoss, or Hella. The drive, which passes through part of the scenic south coast of Iceland, will take you to the southern part of the highlands of Iceland. There you will stop at Landmannalaugar, a true gem in the vast and uninhabited highlands of Iceland. The place, named after its hot springs (Icelandic: laugar), is very geothermally active which means you can see hot steam rising from the ground in multiple places, cross a lava field and that the mountains are incredibly colorful.
When you arrive in this magical destination you will start a 3-4 hour hiking tour, covering 8-10 km on foot, in the beautiful volcanic landscape. On the hike you will cross the Laugahraun lava field, go through the Vondugil canyon and up to the multicolored Mt. Brennisteinsalda. On the way down you will go through another canyon, Grænagil, which is named after the dominant green color of rhyolite in the area. If time allows, you will also summit the Bláhnúkur Volcano.
Last but not least, you will get the chance to soak in the natural hot pool, which should be very welcome after a day of hiking, before you leave these unique and breathtaking surroundings.
Note that this tour only offers pick up at the locations listed below.
Pick up times and places:
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. 8
7:45 from Reykjavík Campsite in front of Reykjavik City Hostel
8:35 from Selfoss N1 Gas Station
9:15 from Hella Bus Stop
and if you did not purchase the pick up:
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
What to wear
You will be hiking in the Icelandic highlands. That means you could expect almost any kind of weather. Hiking boots are a necessity. You will also need a rain jacket, rain pants, warm clothes, a hat and gloves. We recommend layers, since it might also get warm if the sun shines and you might be warm from the hike. Do not forget your bathing suit and a towel since you will be bathing in a natural hot pool!
If you need rain gear or hiking boots, you can rent them from our partner, just be sure to make the arrangements in advance.
The fine print
- Cancellation received more than 48 hours prior to departure: 90% refund.
- Cancellation received less than 48 hours prior to departure will be charged full price.
A minimum of 48 hours’ notice of cancellation is required for a 90% refund. If cancellation is made after these time limits pass no refund is given. 10% of the price of your trip is non-refundable, this percentage reflects the cost of booking and preparing your trip.
Suitable for most people in fair condition. You have to be able to walk on uneven surface and hike for at least 2 – 3 hours at a slow pace, with breaks. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
Suitable for those in good condition who are able to walk for about 4 hours at a low or moderate pace. Trails are generally of good quality and glacier travel at a relatively low angle.
For someone in good hiking condition and with experience of hiking. Trails generally in fair conditions but some parts of the tour might be off track. Glacier/snow travel can be on uneven ground with challenging sections. Increased distance. We recommend guests have the ability to cover 12km a day on rugged trails and snow.
For someone in very good hiking condition. Trails generally in fair conditions but large sections of the tour might be off track. Glacier/snow travel on uneven ground with some challenging sections.
Increased distance. We recommend guests have the ability to cover 20km a day on uneven trails and snow. A significant increase in elevation and some technical difficulty should be expected.
This tour is a Partner Tour
What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.
We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.