Iceland: Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Hiking Experience

Activity provider:Arctic Adventures

Iceland: Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Hiking Experience

Activity provider:Arctic Adventures

From US$ 153.50 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
Pickup optional
Pickup starts in Reykjavik at 7:00 AM from Reykjavik's City Hall (Ráðhúsið) on Vonarstræti, Hallgrímskirkja Church, and Reykjavik Campsite. Pickup outside Reykjavik takes place at 8:15 AM from Selfoss N1 Gas Station, and 9:00 AM from Hella Bus Stop.


  • 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.
  • Hiking experience
  • Guide
  • Pickup in Reykjavik (if option booked)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

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Meeting point

Meet 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 get to Landmannalaugar.

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What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Packed lunch

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, waterproof jacket and pants, a bathing suit, and a towel
  • You can rent hiking boots
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 218 reviews

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The trip was totally worth it. The long ride was much more enjoyable with the explanations from Quique about the Icelandic landscape. We loved the hiking as well and learnt a lot about volcanic systems. 5-stars to our guide, Quique, whose drawings, knowledge and enthusiasm rounded out this trip.

May 31, 2023

Great hike with good views. The 3 hour hike is not for beginners, since there's a bit of a steep slope. But they do provide an alternative 2 hour hike midway for those who don't want to ascend the steep incline. Chances of getting good views depend on the weather. Guide was great, however, we stopped at areas where hydrogen sulphide fumes from hot geysers were blowing directly in our faces which was neither fun nor healthy.

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May 31, 2023

It's a must tour when you're in Iceland unless you have a 4x4 vehicle. The scenery is excellent - we had a great hike although it was a bit demanding for beginners. However, when you make it to the top, you can enjoy great views. The guides were great. The natural hot pool was very relaxing and hot - wished we could have had some more time in it. Also plenty of time to take photos.

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May 31, 2023

Product ID: 49196