Hiking Tour through Landmannalaugar departing from Reykjavík

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Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English, Icelandic
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: moderate More info

Activity description

Hike around the caramel colored peaks of Landmannalaugar in this unique tour through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Icelandic Highlands.

Landmannalaugar is a unique geothermally active wonderland with hot springs, rambling lava flows, and gorgeous blue lakes. Here in the remote highlands of Iceland, you can find some of the most stunning hiking trails as well as the starting point for the famous Laugavegur trail. This 8 to 10 km long hike will end with a relaxing soak in a natural hot pool.

The extremely diverse landscapes will range from the black lava fields of Lagahraun to the multicolored sulphur of Brennisteinsalda to the black and blue Bláhnúkur volcano. This almost painting like color flow makes for a truly remarkable day.

The tour is available with or without pick up from Reykjavík. The four hour hiking adventure will start from the main hut in Landmannalaugar. The route will go through the Laugahraun lava field, Vondugil canyon, and up to Mt. Brennisteinsalda, a stunning multicolored peak. During the descent, you will walk down Graenagil gorge, or "Green Gorge" in Icelandic, because of its rhyolite green color. Time permitting, you will summit Blahnukur Volcano before soaking in the hot pool!

Offer Description

Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can be rented (ISK 1,000 each). Please let your instructor know in advance. 

Course of events

Pick up times and places to choose from:

7:15 from Ráðhúsið (City Hall) on Vonarstræti – in front of the Reykjavik Tourist Information Center
7:30 from Hallgrímskirkja Church – bus pick up/drop off nr. 8
7:45 from Reykjavík Campsite in Front of Reykjavik City Hostel
8:35 from Selfoss N1 Gas Station
9:15 from Hella Bus Stop

Special terms

Please note that the exact duration and itinerary of the activity are weather-dependent.

  • Guiding service
  • Hiking
  • Bathing in a natural hot pool
  • Landmannalaugar facility fees
  • Pick up in Reykjavík
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
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Meeting point
Pick up from Reykjavík, to be arranged Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
10 days
Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
4 days
Cancellation 4 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (2)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Nice combo; the hike and swimming

  • 5 / 5

Superbe Seul bémol : bien/mieux préciser qu’il y a près de 6h de bus À/R, dont une partie sur une route très escarpée