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Iceland: Landmannalaugar 4-Hour Hiking Experience

Iceland: Landmannalaugar 4-Hour Hiking Experience

From $105.53 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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Pickup starts in Reykjavik at 7:00 AM


  • Enjoy the wonders of Landmannalaugar
  • Hike through the spectacular Vondugil Canyon
  • Take a bath in a natural hot pool in stunning surroundings
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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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    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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    • 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
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    4.7 /5

    based on 120 reviews

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    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

    We went on a hiking trip to Landmannalaugar (organized by ArcticAdventures) on a recent trip to Iceland and had a wonderful experience. Our group was led by Vjeran who was a fantastic guide, highly energetic, sociable, knowledgeable and professional. The views and terrain at Landmannalaugar are truly breathtaking; at times we felt transported to another planet. At one point during our hike a cloud rolled in and we found ourselves in white-out conditions. Thanks to our guide we were able to quickly orient ourselves and proceed on course. After trying our the hot springs after our hike, we managed to forget my daughter's hiking boots there (lol... in my excuse it was raining and we were rushing to collect our belongings after our daughter ran off to the tour bus in flip-flops). Thankfully, we contacted Vjeran and he was able to pick them up on his next trip there a few days later and even met us in Rejkavik to return them to us. Thank you, Vjeran! Highly recommend this trip an

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    September 7, 2021

    the trip to the Landmannalaugur is quite long, but it is still interesting with several stops for other beautiful landmarks, and it is still worth to see the colorful mountains. Also, I chose this activity as the only organized group excursion on my Iceland trip, as I had only average car rented and it requires 4x4 to access the mountains. it is an unforgettable experience! the guide (Bjork for the short version) was an excellent driver for the off roads and very nice guide for the hike - she "sensed" the group and kept us all in "the rhythm", still allowing to admire the beautiful views. After finishing the hike, you have an option to soak in the geothermal waters. The only thing - I would love to add at least additional hour, especially for the last part of the hike (the "green" part parallel to the river).

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    July 5, 2021

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