Day trip

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

4.8 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
Day trip

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

From US$ 157.61 per person

Get off the beaten path to discover the beautiful region of Landmannalaugar on a guided day trip. Visit colorful rhyolite hills, lava fields, hot springs, and the famous Háifoss waterfall.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Gasp at the beauties of the Icelandic highlands, made up of volcanic formations
  • Visit the striking waterfalls of Háifoss, Granni, and Hjálparafoss
  • Experience a lesser-known gem at the turquoise crater lake of Hnausapollur
  • Witness stunning geological sites with craters, lava fields and rhyolite hills
  • Take a guided hike through stunning views and bathe in refreshing hot springs
Full description

See a less-visited part of Iceland with a day tour from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar and Hjálparafoss. See a stunning double-pronged waterfall, hike through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and soak in a hot spring. Begin the day with pickup in central Reykjavík. Head east out of the city to Þjórsárdalur valley to stop at the roaring Hjálparafoss waterfall. Marvel at the two massive waterfalls that make up Hjálparafoss waterfall, framed by a stunning basalt formation. Continue to the 122-meter high Háifoss waterfall, Iceland's fourth largest. Next, head to Hnausapollur, an ancient crater lake formed by volcanic eruptions. Marvel at the turquoise blue hue of the water before continuing to Landmannalaugar. Enter the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and drive through colorful rhyolite hills, lava fields, and geothermal activity. Join your hiking guide for a moderate hike through this beautiful landscape. Soak your feet in a hot spring before returning to Reykjavik.

  • Transportation from Reykjavik
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Tour guide
  • Landmannalaugar entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips for tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg in Reykjavik.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This activity involves a moderate-level hike. Make sure you're capable of doing this.
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 41 reviews

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The tour is super worth it! We were considering renting a 4x4 car to go there ourselves but after seeing the roads, I imagine the same trip would've taken us at least twice as long. Or guide Thomas was driving fast yet safely and comfortably - clearly the skills you pick up from years and years of experience doing such tours. Not only a great driver but a superb guide - very interesting facts about history, culture, locations, food, geography and everything else. Plus an unreal sense of humor made the tour just fly by and left us all super satisfied.

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September 22, 2022

Our guide Tom was great. He is so enthusiastic about his island and he knows a lot about the history and nature. Very educational, relaxed and definitely recommended. The trip took much longer than planned but when we saw the northern lights he immediately saw a dark spot and let us get out to take pictures! Really a must do this tour to see the interior and the power of nature. Without this tour, Iceland would not be complete for us! Thanx Tom!!

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September 15, 2022

Great tour with the best tour guide; Tom. He is not only proud to be from Iceland he also perfectly brings about his enthusiasm on the natural beauties of his country. It was a long day but never boring. The hike was great and the last bus stop was at the most beautiful area I have ever seen ( and I have seen quite a lot on this planet). Tom's geological knowledge of this country is great and he carefully explained it to us. And Marvel's Loki will never be the same for me…ask Tom!

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August 9, 2022

Product ID: 417836