Landmannalaugar Highland Adventure

Landmannalaugar Highland Adventure

from 273.900 ISK

The price is per vehicle.

Season

Jun - Oct

Pick up time

08:30

Duration

11 hours

Tour ID

ATP-03

Difficulty

Easy

Type

Private Tour

Season

May - Oct

Pick up time

10:00

Duration

About 2 Hours

Tour ID

AT - 07

Difficulty

Moderate

Type

Group

Included

Included

English Speaking Driver Guide

Private Super Jeep transfer

Not Included

Not Included

Refreshments​

What to Bring

What to Bring

Warm clothes

Gloves & Hat

Waterproof coat and footwear

Tour Details

Tour Details

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Iceland's highlands on this adventure, featuring the stunning Þjórsárdalur Valley, the captivating Hjálparfoss waterfall, and the striking Ljótipollur crater lake. Explore the vibrant landscapes and geothermal wonders of Landmannalaugar, renowned for its colorful mountains and natural hot springs. Finally, marvel at the sweeping views from the iconic Mount Hekla, experiencing the raw beauty of Iceland's volcanic terrain. This tour offers a perfect blend of geological marvels and serene natural beauty.

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Iceland's highlands on this adventure, featuring the stunning Þjórsárdalur Valley, the captivating Hjálparfoss waterfall, and the striking Ljótipollur crater lake. Explore the vibrant landscapes and geothermal wonders of Landmannalaugar, renowned for its colorful mountains and natural hot springs. Finally, marvel at the sweeping views from the iconic Mount Hekla, experiencing the raw beauty of Iceland's volcanic terrain. This tour offers a perfect blend of geological marvels and serene natural beauty.

Entering the Highlands

Our journey into the highlands begins with a passage through the breathtaking Þjórsárdalur Valley, named after the majestic Þjórsá River. This area presents a striking tableau of sandy lava fields, winding rivers, tranquil birch woods, and captivating rock formations, each element adding to the valley’s ethereal beauty. As we drive through this diverse landscape, you'll notice how the verdant woodlands blend seamlessly with the stark lava fields, creating a unique visual contrast that is quintessentially Icelandic. Our initial pause brings us to Hjálparfoss (Help Waterfall), a picturesque cascade nestled amidst verdant surroundings. The twin falls of Hjálparfoss plunge into a serene pool, framed by basalt rock formations that add to its dramatic appeal. This spot offers a final glimpse of lush greenery before we immerse ourselves in the otherworldly terrain of the highlands. Take a moment to stretch your legs, breathe in the crisp air, and capture some photos of this enchanting location, where the water's soothing sounds create a perfect backdrop for reflection.

Entering the Highlands

Our journey into the highlands begins with a passage through the breathtaking Þjórsárdalur Valley, named after the majestic Þjórsá River. This area presents a striking tableau of sandy lava fields, winding rivers, tranquil birch woods, and captivating rock formations, each element adding to the valley’s ethereal beauty. As we drive through this diverse landscape, you'll notice how the verdant woodlands blend seamlessly with the stark lava fields, creating a unique visual contrast that is quintessentially Icelandic. Our initial pause brings us to Hjálparfoss (Help Waterfall), a picturesque cascade nestled amidst verdant surroundings. The twin falls of Hjálparfoss plunge into a serene pool, framed by basalt rock formations that add to its dramatic appeal. This spot offers a final glimpse of lush greenery before we immerse ourselves in the otherworldly terrain of the highlands. Take a moment to stretch your legs, breathe in the crisp air, and capture some photos of this enchanting location, where the water's soothing sounds create a perfect backdrop for reflection.

Ljótipollur – The Enigmatic Crater Lake

Our journey then leads us to the hidden gems of the highlands, beginning with the enigmatic Ljótipollur, or "Ugly Puddle" in translation. Despite its name, this water-filled explosion crater lake is anything but unattractive. Nestled amidst the rugged terrain, Ljótipollur offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and geological intrigue that is sure to leave a lasting impression. As we approach Ljótipollur, the first thing that strikes you is the vivid contrast between the crimson-hued crater walls and the deep blue waters of the lake. The sheer size of the crater is awe-inspiring, with its steep slopes rising majestically from the surrounding landscape. This geological marvel is the result of a volcanic eruption that occurred centuries ago, leaving behind a dramatic landscape that continues to captivate visitors to this day. Despite its remote location, Ljótipollur has become a popular destination for photographers and adventurers alike, drawn by its ethereal beauty and unique character. The still waters of the lake reflect the surrounding cliffs, creating a mirror-like surface that perfectly captures the rugged grandeur of the highlands.

Ljótipollur – The Enigmatic Crater Lake

Our journey then leads us to the hidden gems of the highlands, beginning with the enigmatic Ljótipollur, or "Ugly Puddle" in translation. Despite its name, this water-filled explosion crater lake is anything but unattractive. Nestled amidst the rugged terrain, Ljótipollur offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and geological intrigue that is sure to leave a lasting impression. As we approach Ljótipollur, the first thing that strikes you is the vivid contrast between the crimson-hued crater walls and the deep blue waters of the lake. The sheer size of the crater is awe-inspiring, with its steep slopes rising majestically from the surrounding landscape. This geological marvel is the result of a volcanic eruption that occurred centuries ago, leaving behind a dramatic landscape that continues to captivate visitors to this day. Despite its remote location, Ljótipollur has become a popular destination for photographers and adventurers alike, drawn by its ethereal beauty and unique character. The still waters of the lake reflect the surrounding cliffs, creating a mirror-like surface that perfectly captures the rugged grandeur of the highlands.

Landmannalaugar: A Surreal Wonderland

Continuing onward, we arrive at the pinnacle of our expedition: the mesmerizing Landmannalaugar. Nestled within the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, this area boasts a surreal landscape that has captivated hikers and nature enthusiasts for generations. Popular trails like the Laugavegur Trail, leading to the enchanting Þórsmörk, and the rugged Hellismannaleið (The Caveman Route) beckon explorers to traverse its otherworldly terrain, each path offering its own unique perspective on this stunning wilderness. As we step foot into Landmannalaugar, it's as if we've entered another world entirely. The landscape is a kaleidoscope of colors, with vibrant hues of red, orange, yellow, and green painting the rolling hills and craggy peaks. The ground beneath our feet is alive with the hiss of steam vents and the bubbling of hot springs, evidence of the geothermal activity that shapes this dynamic environment. Here, amidst the geothermal wonders, you'll have the opportunity to luxuriate in natural hot springs or take a leisurely stroll, soaking in the beauty of your surroundings. The soothing warmth of the water contrasts sharply with the cool mountain air, creating a sensation of pure relaxation and rejuvenation.

Landmannalaugar: A Surreal Wonderland

Continuing onward, we arrive at the pinnacle of our expedition: the mesmerizing Landmannalaugar. Nestled within the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, this area boasts a surreal landscape that has captivated hikers and nature enthusiasts for generations. Popular trails like the Laugavegur Trail, leading to the enchanting Þórsmörk, and the rugged Hellismannaleið (The Caveman Route) beckon explorers to traverse its otherworldly terrain, each path offering its own unique perspective on this stunning wilderness. As we step foot into Landmannalaugar, it's as if we've entered another world entirely. The landscape is a kaleidoscope of colors, with vibrant hues of red, orange, yellow, and green painting the rolling hills and craggy peaks. The ground beneath our feet is alive with the hiss of steam vents and the bubbling of hot springs, evidence of the geothermal activity that shapes this dynamic environment. Here, amidst the geothermal wonders, you'll have the opportunity to luxuriate in natural hot springs or take a leisurely stroll, soaking in the beauty of your surroundings. The soothing warmth of the water contrasts sharply with the cool mountain air, creating a sensation of pure relaxation and rejuvenation.

Mount Hekla: A Volcanic Majesty

Our journey culminates with a visit to Mount Hekla, Iceland's iconic and active volcano. Standing at 950 meters, it commands the landscape with its imposing presence. As we ascend in our specially modified jeeps, the anticipation builds, and we're rewarded with sweeping panoramas that stretch as far as the eye can see. From our vantage point, we gain a unique perspective on the volcanic heart of Iceland, with the rugged terrain unfolding beneath us like a living tapestry. As we climb higher, the air grows cooler, and the landscape changes, revealing new layers of beauty and complexity. Jagged cliffs give way to lush valleys, while distant glaciers shimmer in the sunlight, their icy peaks towering above the surrounding landscape. The sheer scale of Mount Hekla is awe-inspiring, a testament to the power and majesty of nature. Reaching the summit, we step out of our jeeps and are greeted by a breathtaking sight. From this vantage point, we can see for miles in every direction, with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and beyond. The air is crisp and invigorating, carrying with it the scent of pine and moss. In every direction, the landscape stretches out before us, a patchwork of colors and textures that seem to go on forever.

We'll make it happen, we'll make it Amazing.

We'll make it happen, we'll make it Amazing.

Prepare to be inspired by Iceland's stunning nature for your adventure. We'll make it happen, we'll make it Amazing.

Your journey

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Landmannalaugar Highland Adventure

from 35.000 ISK

Season

May - Oct

Pick up time

10:00

Duration

About 2 Hours

Tour ID

AT - 07

Difficulty

Moderate

Type

Group