Landmannalaugar - Peral of the highlands
Visit the Icelandic highlands of Landmannalaugar to experience the magnetic allure of nature. Hike through the colorful Rhyolite Mountains as they shine in the sun and photograph some of the world’s best and unique scenery. Soak in the natural hot springs and experience the best of Iceland’s natural wealth in this tour.
- Enjoy a bus tour through Icelandic countryside
- View the dramatic scenery that is synonymous with Iceland as you head towards the highlands
- Hike up the colorful and spectacular sweeping mountains of Landmannalaugar that are ideal for photography
- Soak in the hot geothermal pools with most beautiful scenery in view for an unforgettable vacation
Landmannalaugar is where you go to experience the pristine and breathtaking beauty of the Icelandic Highlands. Your journey to this amazing destination begins in Reykjavik from the various bus stops. Once you go off the highway, you will notice the raw power of nature, the roads become tough to navigate but the visuals just keep getting better!
As you traverse the countryside you will also go along the foot of Mt. Hekla, Iceland’s most active volcano. The mountain that looks like an upturned boat, covered with snow, was referred by ancient Europeans as ‘Gateway to Hell’. From Mt. Hekla, your journey will continue till you reach Landmannalaugar.
The first thing that you notice is the high rolling hills that are surprisingly colorful. As the sun shines upon these hills, they turn hues of red, pink, green and yellow. This is because these hills are windswept rhyolite mountains that create these amazing colors in the mountains. The area is a popular hiking destination and a photographer’s delight. The area’s name roughly translated to ‘The People’s pools’ refers to the hot thermal springs that are found in Landmannalaugar. A remnant of the volcanic activity of the region, these springs are ideal for a nice hot soak after a rigorous hike. The bus tour takes about 3 hours from Reykjavik and you will have the next 6 hours at your own disposal, to go on a hike to explore these spectacular mountains and also to soak in at the geothermal baths to relax those weary muscles.
You can pick up a hiking map on the bus and there are many interesting and popular hiking trails including to Mt. Brennisteinsalda and the Mt. Blahnjukur volcano. The Blahnjukur or ‘Blue volcano’ trail is the best; it is short and takes about an hour to offer sweeping views of the entire Landmannalaugar region. A trip to these spectacular mountains will be the highlight of your Icelandic trip!
- Round-trip transportation by bus
- Hiking maps for the region, passengers may purchase these on the bus.
- Food & Refreshments on the tour, passengers may purchase it at the Mountain Mall Cafe at the campsite.
- Facilities at the geothermal baths. Passengers may use this facility at an extra payment of ISK 500
Know Before You Go
The tour lasts for about 15 hours.
The tour will run only from June 20th – September 9th
This is not a guided tour This tour does not accommodate guests with wheelchairs or other mobility impairments There are no pick-up and drop-off options on this tour
Super Flexible Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your tour booking 24 hours prior to departure for a full refund.
I love hiking and this tour was the absolute best for me. I tried out a difficult trail and enjoyed myself immensely. Great stuff.
Landmannalaugar was the best part of my trip to Iceland. The views from the hikes were so stunning. The bus journey was comfortable too.
I enjoy hiking usually but for me I felt the tour wasn't well organized. The bus journey was a little long.
How to use your tickets
You will receive an email voucher when you complete your booking and payment. You can simply show the voucher on your mobile at the pickup.
The tour bus will pick up passengers at various points on the route –
7:10 AM – Reykjavik Campsite
7:30 AM – Harpa Concert Hall
8:10 AM – Hveragerði
8:30 AM – Selfoss
9:00 AM – Hella
9:20 AM – Hvolsvöllur
Passengers must report at the bus stops at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
Harpa Concert hall, Reykjavik