Landmannalaugar Pearl of the Highlands 2024 - 3 days/2 nights

Hiking in a geothermal wonderland surrounded by colorful mountains

Landmannalaugar Pearl of the Highlands 2024 - 3 days/2 nights

Hiking in a geothermal wonderland surrounded by colorful mountains


Accommodation in mountain hut.

Discover the incredible highlands of Iceland on this 3-day trekking tour of Landmannalaugar. Landmannalaugar is a magical place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. Known for the vibrant colors of its silica-rich igneous volcanic rock mountains and lava fields, this destination is home to the most perfect hiking trails. Hiking experience or not, a hike in the area is sure to leave you feeling as though you are walking through a beautiful painting.

We will hike to some of the most interesting places around Landmannalaugar, like Frostastadavatn Lake, the ill-named Ljótipollur (Ugly Puddle) and Brennisteinsalda covered in steaming vents and sulfur deposits. We will also have the chance to climb on Suđuhámur (920 m above sea level), a mountain rich in liparit mineral while going through Vondugil Canyon. On the top of Bláhnúkur we will be able to enjoy an amazing view over Landmannalaugar´s geothermal area. After spending time hiking, our idea of a perfect cure includes a relaxing bath in the steaming area of a natural pool nearby. Our Three Day Trekking Trip to one of the most geothermal active areas of Iceland is the ideal trip for avid hikers and outdoors enthusiasts. Landmannalaugar is the official starting point for the famous Laugavegur Trek- one of the world's top 20 hikes according to National Geographic.

Your days of hiking are rewarded with stupendous views and evenings spent in an amazing highland location. There is nothing more relaxing or rejuvenating than bathing in a hot spring pool surrounded by blue, green, mellow caramel and even red-tinged peaks, as soft sulfur-scented steam drifts around you. Enjoy the company of like-minded fellow travelers and make new friends.


Highlights:
• Landmannalaugar
• Ljótipollur Crater
• Brennisteinsalda
• Vondugil Canyon
• Natural Pool

HT24 Map

HT24 Map

AVAILABLE:
June 21 to September 13

DURATION:
3 days, 2 nights

TOUR ID:
HT24

Included

    Pick-up & drop off from from one of the meeting points in Reykjavík (stated in Other Info)
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    English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
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    Accommodation in mountain huts
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    Meals
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    All Required Safety Equipment
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    Free WiFi on Board Your Bus
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Not Included

    Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavik
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    Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour
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Itinerary

Day 1. Frostastađavatn Lake - Ljótipollur


You are picked up from your arranged meeting point, we introduce ourselves and board the scheduled bus that takes us to Landmannalaugar.

Hike by the breathtakingly beautiful Frostastađavatn Lake and visit Ljótipollur, an incredibly beautiful red volcano crater filled with bright-blue water. The name Ljótipollur means ugly pool’, so it seems that whoever named it had a sense of humor!

Driving: 4 hours
Hiking Distance: 10-12 km (6-7,50 mi)

Day 2. Brennisteinsalda - Vondugil - Suđurnámur Rhyolite Mountain


See the stunning volcano, Mount Brennisteinsalda, often said to be the most colorful mountain in Iceland, close to the base of this mountain you will see surreal clouds of steam wafting from the geothermal vents. On this trip, you also get the chance to reach the summit of Suđuhámur, another colorful and stunning rhyolite mountain. You will be amazed by the stark beauty of the Vondugil Canyon at the edge of the Laugahraun lava field.

Hiking Distance: 11 km (6,84 mi)

Day 3. Bláhnúkur Volcano


Get grandstand views over the Landmannalaugar geothermal area from the top of the Bláhnúkur peak. Bláhnúkur means ´the Blue Peak’, this blue-greenish volcano mountain was formed around 60,000 years ago.

Hiking Distance:7 km (4,35mi)
Driving: 4 hours

Tour Dates

June 21, 2024 English
June 28, 2024 English
July 05, 2024 English
July 12, 2024 English
July 19, 2024 English
July 26, 2024 English
August 02, 2024 English
August 09, 2024 English
August 16, 2024 English
August 23, 2024 English
August 30, 2024 English
September 06, 2024 English
September 13, 2024 English

Price Information

June 21, 2024 - September 13, 2024:
Price per person 149990 ISK (1077 USD)

Optional

 

Sleeping Bag
Price: 3000 ISK (22 USD)

Special Food
Price: 3000 ISK (22 USD)

Hiking Poles
Price: 2500 ISK (18 USD)

Payments & Terms

10% Deposit
Cancellation Policy:
As we start to incur costs from the time the contract is confirmed we will apply cancellation charges as shown below from the time when written notification of the cancellation is received:
Cancellations with more than 14 days' notice before trip departure: You will be refunded 90% of the total tour price. 10% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of booking and preparing your tour.
Cancellations with less than 14 days' notice before trip departure: You will be refunded 50% of your total tour price. 50% is non-refundable, as this represents our direct cost of cancelling any arrangements made for your tour.
Cancellations with less than 48-hours' notice before trip departure: No refund will be given if tours are cancelled with less than 48 hours' notice, as we will be charged for all costs such as guides, transport etc.

Useful Information: Here you will find other information for this tour.

Duration: 3 days
Level: Moderate
Minimum age: 10 years
Ratio: 1:16

Accommodation: Mountain Hut in Landmannalaugar

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Ljóti Pollur crater
  • Brennisteinsalda
  • Vondugil Canyon
  • Natural Pool

    Meeting points are stated below. Please specify once making the booking which location you would like to be picked up at:

  • Bus Stop #1 - In front of the City Hall
  • Bus Stop #8 - Hallgrímskirkja
  • Reykjavík Campsite in Front of Reykjavik City Hostel, Sundlaugavegur
  • Hella Bus Stop
  • Selfoss N1 Gas Station

    You Bring:
    Hiking boots, good sturdy boots with sufficient ankle support for walking on rough trails. They should have a robust sole and preferably waterproof
    Warm jacket, fleece, primaloft or similar
    Rain jacket with a hood, preferable breathable fabric such as Gore tex or similar
    Rain trousers, preferable breathable fabric such as Gore tex or similar
    Gloves, wool or synthetic, preferable waterproof
    Hiking socks
    Warm hat and/or balaclava
    Backpack for daily use
    Sleeping bag and travel pillow. A light sleeping with no specific temperature rating will be sufficient
    Liner if you rent the sleeping bag
    Bathing suit and towel
    Tooth brush and personal toiletries
    Sunglasses/sunscreen (high protection, the sun in Iceland can be really strong)
    Water bottle
    Small personal first aid kit (compeed and tape for blisters)
    Pain killers such as aspirin or ibuprofen
    DONT FORGET TO BRING EXTRAS OF IMPORTANT HEALTH SUPPLIES OR SPECIAL PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE IN CASE YOU NEED ANY
    Hiking poles
    Gaiters
    Camera, batteries, memory card
    Book
    Headlamp for trips in late season, after august 10th.
    Earplugs/Sleep mask
    Power bank/portable charging device

    Payment:
    A non refundable deposit of 10%, of the total package price should reach TOURIS within 3 days of confirmation of booking and full payment not later than 6 weeks prior to tour departure. In case of delay on payments, TOURIS will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
    Every detail regarding the booking must be included, in order for TOURIS to ensure efficiency, including the passengers name, flight information, all accommodation, tours and other services.

    Travel Insurance:
    To avoid dispute in case of cancellation, we strongly recommend that our clients purchase a comprehensive travel insurance in their home country, that covers your cost should you have to cancel your tour. This kind of travel insurance is usually not expensive and it frequently covers other risks too.
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