Landmannalaugar Pearl of the Highlands - 3 days/2 nights 2020

Landmannalaugar Pearl of the Highlands - 3 days/2 nights 2020

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.

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June 16 to September 8

3 days, 2 nights



    Transport from one of the meeting points stated in Other Info
    Guiding Service
    Accommodation in mountain huts

Not Included

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


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.

Day 2. Brennisteinsalda - Vondugil - Su­urnßmur Rhyolite Mountain

Today we will hike up to Su­urnßmur, 200.000 years old mountain reach in liparit mineral. On the way up to the Su­urnßmur you will enjoy numbers of ravines and colorful sights of the area; and on its top a dramatic landscape on the Landmannalaugar┤s empire, Kirkjufelli­, Laugahraun lava, Blßhn˙kur volcano or Brennisteinsalda, the most colorful mountain in Iceland. The day is completely filled with stunning scenes of the Icelandic highlands. In the evening we will have the final chance (at least for now) to soak in the hot springs.

Hiking Distance:11 km (6,84 mi)
Ascent: 425 m / 1395 feet
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, refreshments & dinner.

Day 3. Blßhn˙kur Volcano

After our breakfast buffet we will continue on 3,50 hours adventure going up to Blßhn˙kur, 60000 years old volcano, with its vast and bluish colored body. A hiking trail leads up to the top of the mountain from which, in good conditions, you will get a fantastic view of multiple glaciers. Blßhn˙kur is one of the best places for panoramic Landmannalaugar┤s landscape photography. On the top of the mountain you will easily appreciate the powerful effect of the geo-dynamic activity on the landscape and your guide will be sure to explain all the wonders of the area. After coming down and a short break we will board a bus back to Reykjavik, where we will arrive around 21:00 o┤clock in the city center.

Hiking Distance:7 km (4,35mi)
Ascent: 400m / 1312 feet
Meals included: Breakfast & lunch.

Tour Dates

June 16, 2020 English Guaranteed
June 23, 2020 English Guaranteed
June 30, 2020 English Guaranteed
July 07, 2020 English Guaranteed
July 14, 2020 English Guaranteed Sold out
July 21, 2020 English Guaranteed
July 28, 2020 English Guaranteed
August 04, 2020 English Guaranteed
August 11, 2020 English Guaranteed
August 18, 2020 English Guaranteed Sold out
August 25, 2020 English Guaranteed
September 01, 2020 English Guaranteed
September 08, 2020 English Guaranteed Sold out

Price Information

June 16, 2020 - September 08, 2020:
Price per person 84990 ISK (615 EUR)



Sleeping bag
Price: 3000 ISK (22 EUR)

Special food
Price: 3000 ISK (22 EUR)

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 28 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 28 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: Easy
Minimum age: 10 years

Accommodation: Mountain Hut in Landmannalaugar

  • Landmannalaugar
  • Ljˇti Pollur crater lake (e. Ugly Puddle)
  • Brennisteinsalda mountain
  • Blßhn˙kur (e. Blue Peak)
  • Frosta­avatn lake (e. Frostastadavatn)
  • Hot spring bathing
  • Guided group tour
  • Hiking and trekking in Iceland
  • Experienced guide

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

    Reykjavik Tourist Information Center at Rß­h˙si­ (Town Hall) on VonarstrŠti
    HallgrÝmskirkja Church - Bus Stop no 8
    from Reykjavik Campsite in Front of Reykjavik City Hostel
    *Meeting points outside of Reykjavik:
    Selfoss N1 gas station
    Hella- Bus Stop

    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
    Hiking poles
    Camera, batteries, memory card
    Headlamp for trips in late season, after august 10th.
    Earplugs/Sleep mask
    Power bank/portable charging device

    It is possible to combine this trip with HT02 - Laugavegur Trekking make it into a 6 days Combo Trip or with HT05 Laugavegur Trekking and Fimmv÷r­uhßls and make it into a 8 days Combo Trip.

    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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