Accommodation in mountain hut.
Three day hiking tour to one of the most geothermally active areas of Iceland is ideal for all hikers and lovers of nature. Landmannalaugar is a popular hiking destination among locals, with great hiking trails from Landmannalaugar hut where we stay. The famous Landmannalaugar hot sping is right next to our mountain hut. At last but not least, Landmannalaugar is the official starting point for the famous Laugavegur Trek.
This trekking tour will take you to the best spots of the Landmannalaugar area - Lake Frostastaavatn, the ill-named Ljˇtipollur crater (Ugly Puddle), Brennisteinsalda volcano, Suurnßmur mountain ridge, Vondugil Canyon and Blßhn˙kur peak. Enjoy hiking in a geothermal wonderland surrounded by colorful mountains, rhyolite hills and steaming fumaroles. After each day we have a prime opportunity to relax in the hot spring pool of Landmannalaugar.
Day 1. Frostastaavatn Lake - Ljˇtipollur
The tour starts by the ReykjavÝk tourist info at Reykjavik's City Hall (Rßh˙si) by Tj÷rnin pond at 7.00 a.m. It's located in downtown Reykjavik and within walking distance from most hotels, hostels and guesthouses in central Reykjavik. After introductions, we board the bus that takes us to Landmannalaugar. We also offer pick up at selected locations around Reykjavik (see other pick up locations in tour description). From Reykjavik, we drive inland through the beautiful Thjorsardalur valley, named after the river Thjorsa, the longest river in Iceland, going onwards to Hekla Volcano. Passing extensive lava fields from previous eruptions we approach the Landmannalaugar area with its stunning peaks. After our lunch, we will set on a 10 km hike to the ill-named Ljoti pollur Lake, chosen one of the Worldĺs Most Beautiful Crater Lakes. Ljoti pollur is an incredibly beautiful red crater filled with bright-blue water. After the hike, we will enjoy a rejuvenating bath at the natural steaming hot spring of Landamannalaugar.
Hiking Distance: 10-12 km (6-7,50 mi)
Ascent: 250 m / 820 feet
Meals included: Lunch, refreshments & dinner.