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Iceland: Landmannalaugar 4-Hour Hiking Experience

Iceland: Landmannalaugar 4-Hour Hiking Experience

From US$ 104.43 per person

Enjoy a day tour to the Southern Highland of Fjallabak to visit Iceland's Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano area. Hike through Laugahraun, Vondugil Canyon and Brennisteinsalda, before relaxing in a natural hot spring.

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Duration 5 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup starts in Reykjavik at 7:00 AM

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the wonders of Landmannalaugar
  • Hike through the spectacular Vondugil Canyon
  • Take a bath in a natural hot pool in stunning surroundings
Full description
Enjoy a day tour to the Southern Highland of Fjallabak to explore the wonders of Iceland's Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano area. Dive into a bubbling wonderland with caramel colored peaks, soothing hot springs, rambling lava flows and clear blue lakes.  Landmannalaugar, together with Hekla, an active volcano in its neighborhood, is one of Iceland's most unique destinations and a must for all who love to explore the beauty of nature. Discover one of the most active geothermal areas flanked by rhyolite mountains and steaming hot springs. Start the day with lunch and set off on a 4-hour hike through the sprawling lava fields of Laugahraun, Vondugil Canyon and up to the summit of the colorful mountain of Brennisteinsalda with its steaming vents and Sulphur deposits. Descend through the Grænagil canyon, carved as a result of geodynamic activity of mountains, volcanoes and glacial rivers. If time and weather conditions allow, climb Bláhnúkur, a circa 60,000-year-old volcano with panoramic views of the Landmannalaugar Valley.  Have a bath in a natural hot pool, where both hot and cold water flow out from beneath Laugahraun, mixing together and forming the perfect bathing conditions. Remember to take your swimwear and a towel with you.
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  • Guide
  • Transport (if option booked)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    In front of the Landmannalaugar Wardens' Hut at 11:30 AM. Upon arrival please keep a look out for your guide. Please keep in mind that you need a 4x4 jeep that is permitted to drive on F-roads to drive to Landmannalaugar.

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    Know before you go

    • The minimum age is 10 years old
    • This tour is suitable for everyone, no previous experience is needed
    • You will be hiking for 4 hours
    • The approximate tour duration including pickup from Reykjavík is 14 hours
    • Please bring warm clothes, rain gear, hiking shoes, a bathing suit, and a towel
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 127 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    A lovely hike; some great views and landscapes, and the thermal pool at the end is beautiful -- so much wilder than city baths. The view from the highest point on the hike is outstanding. Vjeran was a superb guide; very attentive and helpful. It makes all the difference on these kinds of event when your guide so obviously cares about making sure every single person in the party has as good a time as possible. I'd recommend this to anyone.

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    September 23, 2021

    I loved this trip! We had a wonderful guide, (sorry, I forgot his name but he was from Croatia and it began with V) we left from reykjavik and he was very informative with lots of info about the area! He was extremely friendly and very helpful, a great guide! The trip itself was lovely, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. If you come to Iceland during the warmer months this is absolutely a place you need to go! The hot springs were very nice, just be aware the changing area is a several meters from the river so you will have to plan how to move. Also, I find with this website/tour operator the pick up times are extremely confusing as they have different times noted down. Either the tour need to specify this or be prepared to get there early because it’s really confusing. This is the only negative, other than that, the tour was amazing!

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    September 19, 2021

    Can’t recommend this hike more - it was a unique and wonderful way to experience another part of Iceland. Yes, the tour is a pricey one but you get your money’s worth from taking in spectacular scenery and getting some good exercise as well. The weather is very changeable, however, so it is definitely worth gearing up properly and mentally preparing yourself for rain, wind, snow and the cold. Vjeran was our guide and he was definitely a key part why our hike was so fantastic - he is to be commended for his knowledge of the area, his energy and his skills (including photography)!

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    September 18, 2021

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