The wonder of Southern Iceland! This journey takes you through the beautiful countryside of southern Iceland and the central highlands. See colorful mountains and take a dip in a natural hot spring, before continuing west towards the country's most famous active volcano, Hekla.
- Reykjavik day trip to Landmannalauger
- See southern Iceland's natural beauty
- Visit Hjalparfoss waterfall and admire Landmannalauger's colorful mountains
- Relax in a natural pool
- See the Hekla volcano
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What You Can Expect
Leaving Reykjavik you will head to the geothermal area of Landmannalauger, famous for its incredible natural beauty and often called "The Pearl of the Central Highlands".
Travel into the highlands through Pjorsardalur valley and visit Hjalparfoss waterfall. Landmannalauger's colorful mountains are due to centuries of volcanic activity in the area. The picturesque natural landscape in this raw climate is simply breathtaking. While there, you'll enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural warm pool which is created where many hot and cold springs mix together.
Your tour continues toward the west and past Iceland's most infamous and active volcano, Hekla, which during the Middle Ages was believed to be the gateway to Hell. The volcano has had frequent eruptions in the past years and has left thick layers of ash and pumice over the landscape. Return to Reykjavik over Hellisheidi Mountain Heath.
This product is seasonal and operates from June to September only
Landmannalauger is just beautiful with the rhyolite mountains and several hiking trails. One can also take a dip in the hot water, though we preferred to hike around. It would have been nice if the guide could have organized the hike in a better manner. She took off without any announcement and we couldn't follow the group. But that was probably a good thing because we set off on our own and explored this region. I had been wanting to visit this place since a couple of years now and it did not disappoint in any way!
A very long day but well worth it, as most day trips are. You travel east to the highlands of Iceland for the main part of the tour, a nice hike that takes you through varying scenery. It's not a complicated hike but can be strenuous at times, however you can go at your own pace. You'll pass colorful hills, moss covered lava mounds, mountains in the distance and geothermal active areas with shades of red and orange in the hot ground. Other stops on the tour include waterfalls and a lake for photos. All in all a great day.
Very interesting! The huge monster wheel truck drove us there as its a very bumpy n rocky road through the central highlands... It's miles of lava land n looks like u r at Mars! Landmannalauger is heaven when u get there n u hike up to a little glacier but the view is spectacular! amazing waterfall
Our island tour would not have been complete without this excursion
4 seasons in a day but the right season for the right time (sunny when one needed to walk). Great commentary by the guide - sorry I cannot repeat his Icelandic name but similar to breitel.
We loved this tour. The landscape and scenery were outstanding. It is well worth the long day. Go well prepared with clothing for all weather and pack a lunch as well as snacks. Great tour !
We loved this day trip........got to go hiking a little and have picnic lunch. You would swear you were on the moon. Then to top it off we hit the natural hot springs before our trip home. Be sure to bring bathing suit and hiking boots for this day trip. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip even though it was a long day! Our guide, Linda, was the best! She explained everything about what we were seeing and the history behind it. Only thing you should know is the bus goes over really rough roads (if you can even call them that).......so be prepared for very very bumpy ride for quite some time.
excellent - well worth it. The only thing I would recommend is to clearly highlight in the tour description that if you purchase this trip you need to pack lunch and a bathing suit!