This tour from Reykjavik takes you to the central highlands of Iceland, to a jewel named Landmannalaugar in Fjallabak nature reserve.
No matter what time of year it is, a journey to Landmannalaugar is always amazing.
During summer you see multicolored rhyolite mountains known for dramatic lighting and array of colors, including yellow, pink, fluorescent green and purple, brown, black and white. The area offers several shorter hikes in this stunning scenery, giving you a spectacular view of everything Landmannalaugar has to offer. You will also be stunned by old lava fields, inactive explosioncraters, waterfalls and the unforgettable hot pool, so don’t forget your bathing suits and towel.
During winter months, the whole area is covered in deep snow, giving it a truly magical feel. The way to Landmannalaugar is ill accessible, making this the ultimate super jeep tour, utilizing the vehicle to its’ full potential! Once you get there, act like a local and take a dip in the hot pool, surrounded by banks of melting ice and snow. It will be a mix of hot and cold, and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On a clear day Mt. Hekla will show herself to you. She is the most activevolcano in Iceland and since the time of settlement, around 1000 years ago, Mt. Hekla has erupted numerous times blanketing Iceland with thick layers of ash and pumice. It is no wonder that early settlers in Iceland believed Mt. Hekla to be the gateway to hell! In the past few decades Mt. Hekla has erupted roughly every ten years, the last one in the year 2000, so she is slightly overdue!
During winter, the tour can be extremely long, if conditions are difficult. Sometimes up to 14 hours, or even more!
Duration: 10-12 Hours, depending on season and road conditions Operation: All year Pick up time: 8.00-8.30 Included: Driver-guide, pick up from accommodation in Reykjavik
Good to know before the tour: A stop will be made where you can purchase lunch
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended.
If you want to take a dip in the warm pool in Landmannalaugar, remember your bathing suit and towel. Any use of soap is strictly forbidden in the pool!
Pick up from Hotel/Guesthouse in Reykjavík and some great memories.