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About tour

Landmannalaugar is a beautiful region in the remote highlands of Iceland and is known globally for its spectacular scenery and hiking trails. Featuring colorful rhyolite mountains, hot springs, clear blue lakes, and a variety of other geological formations, this bubbling geothermal wonderland will leave you speechless. 

People travel the globe to hike the stunning trails of Landmannalaguar, particularly the famous Laugavegur trail, which starts here. On your tour you’ll trek through the vast Icelandic landscapes, glimpsing jaw-dropping views of the Fjallabak Reserve with plenty of time for photos. We'll end our day of hiking with a relaxing soak in the natural hot pool.

The tour is offered either as a meet-on location from Landmannalaugar or with a Reykjavík pick-up, so please select the right option before you are checkout.


  • Hiking in the Icelandic Highlands
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Rhyolite mountains
  • Hot springs
  • Lava fields


  • Guiding service
  • Hiking
  • Bathing in a natural hot pool
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Landmannalaugar facility fees
  • Transportation can be purchased with your tour

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Good hiking shoes are essential
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel

Tour Snapshot

Availability June - Sept
Duration 5 / 14 hours
Departs From Reykjavik / Landmannalaugar
Level Moderate
Minimum age 10 years
Ratio 1:16
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes



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The landscapes of Landmannalaugar are incredibly diverse, ranging from the black lava of the Laugahraun lava field to Mt. Brennisteinsalda, multicolored by sulfur, steaming hot springs, green moss, and red iron.

Thanks to its location on top of a volcanic plateau, the area was formed by volcanic activity and subsequent erosion. Over time, erosion has drastically shaped the landscapes, carving out the intense valleys and canyons that characterize the area today. This has resulted in a variety of rock formations, colors and textures, which are all incredibly unique.

 In front of Brennisteinsalda, there is a field of obsidian, as well as a nearby Bláhnúkur volcano, featuring stunning black and blue sides. Landmannalaugar presents a unique color flow that is almost painting-like - a wonderful setting for a day hike in Iceland.

This secluded area has been a favorite among adventure seekers for years, and now you have the chance to visit this magnificent place with our Landmannalaugar hiking tour.

Base Camp huts on green field in front of Landmannalaugar highlands.

The Landmannalaugar day hike is available with or without pick-up from Reykjavík. Please be sure to add pick-up to your booking if you are not planning on meeting us in Landmannalaugar for the tour. If you plan to meet us in Landmannalaugar, please keep in mind that you will need a 4x4 jeep permitted on F-roads to drive there.

Your hiking adventure will start from the main hut. You will then take off for about four hours, where you will hike around the most magnificent landscapes. The total hiking distance is approximately 8-10 km. The route goes over the Laugahraun lava field, through Vondugil canyon, and up to Mt. Brennisteinsalda, a multicolored peak that is highly characteristic of the area.

On the way down, you will walk down Graenagil gorge, called Green Gorge in Icelandic because of the dominant green color of rhyolite in the area. If time allows, we will summit Blahnukur Volcano before soaking in the hot pool and taking in the spectacular surroundings of this phenomenal place!

Pick-up times and places (if you would like pick up in Reykjavík):

Meeting points and times in Reykjavik:
Between 7:00 - 7:30 a.m.:

- Reykjavik's City Hall (Ráðhúsið) on Vonarstræti
- Hallgrímskirkja Church
- Reykjavik Campsite

Meeting points and times outside Reykjavik:

If you are meeting on location, please meet us at 11:30 am in front of the Main Hut in Landmannalaugar. Keep in mind that you need a 4*4 jeep that is permitted to drive on F-roads to drive to Landmannalaugar.


We use a 4*4 highland bus company to transport us to the amazing Landmannalaugar and yes, we will be making a short restroom break at a roadside shop where you can also purchase a lunch to bring on the tour.

We hike about 8 km. which is around 4 hours of hiking including a lunch break. The elevation gain is about 4-500 m. going to approx. 890 m. above sea level.

You will need a 4*4  jeep to drive the roads to Landmannalaugar. These are rough F-roads and many car rental companies don’t allow you to drive on these roads so be sure to contact them beforehand to make sure it is permitted. These roads take longer to drive so make sure you allow for plenty of time. If you arrive before the group then you are in luck, enjoy the scenery and breathe the fresh highland air – you wont regret spending some extra time in this beautiful area!

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick-up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

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