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Wonders of Landmannalaugar

  • When does it run?
    19 Jun – 30 Sep: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
  • Start time
    08:30am
  • Duration
    12 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by bus
  • Service charge for Landmannalaugar facilities
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Go swimming in a warm natural pool nestled in a starkly beautiful land
  • Take a scenic drive through the mountains, waterfalls, and volcanoes of Southern Iceland
  • Visit Iceland's most famous active volcano, Hekla
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.

Overview

Even in a country known worldwide for its beautiful scenery, the landscapes of Landmannalaugar are in a class all their own.

This raw and rugged land is ruled by sovereign mountain peaks, pummeled by waterfalls, and dotted with warm pools that provide a moment’s respite from an exacting climate.

Listen to the roar of the Hjálparfoss waterfall along with hiking and snap a picture of the ever-present mountains, which have been tinted unusual shades by colorful volcanic furies.

Visit Iceland’s most fearsome volcano, which bides its time until the next eruption and take a dip in one of the area’s natural pools.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    19 Jun – 30 Sep: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday

  • Duration

    12 hours

  • Start time

    08:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
    (Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.) , Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.


    Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.


    Alternate meeting point: You may join the tour from Gray Line Bus Terminal at Klettagarðar 4, 104, Reykjavík, Iceland.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at your hotel/guesthouse in the Reykjavik area

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up by bus from your Reykjavik hotel and taken to the geothermal area of Landmannalaugar, often called “The Pearl of the Central Highlands.” You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide that knows all the secrets of the region.

    Journey through the beautiful countryside of southern Iceland, where landscapes of bare and brilliant beauty spread out before you.

    Proceed into the highlands through Þjórsárdalur valley and visit Hjálparfoss waterfall, a thunderous cascade near the confluence of two mighty rivers.

    All around you are Landmannalaugar’s eye-catching mountains, whose peaks are flush with the colors of volcanic activity.

    Hiking in Landmannalagar may involve walking over rocky, uneven trails, as well as changes in elevation. After the hike you can enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural geothermal spring.

    Stop for a relaxing soak in a warm natural pool, which is created by the convergence of hot and cold springs. Look out across this chapped, desolate expanse while you unwind in the surreal, bath-like waters (the use of soap is forbidden in the pool).

    Your bus forges onward toward the west and past Iceland’s most infamous and active volcano, Hekla, which was believed to be the Gateway of Hell during the Middle Ages.

    The volcano last erupted in 2000, blanketing the landscape with thick layers of ash and pumice.

    You will be returned to your Reykjavík hotel over the Hellisheiði Mountain Heath.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation by bus
  • Service charge for Landmannalaugar facilities
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Meals and other expenses

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

The use of soap is forbidden in the natural pool

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes before start time.

Hotel drop-off may not be directly in front of the hotel, it will depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

The itinerary can be altered or changed according to weather and road conditions

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area. Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.

Hiking boots are recommended, and those who want to bathe in the hot spring should bring a swimsuit and towel

You will venture into the stunning wilderness of Iceland’s central highlands, traveling through volcanic landscapes and visiting various sights including a waterfall and crater lake along the way. The tour includes a hike through a geothermal area ending with a relaxing soak in a natural hot spring.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may haveFor your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi. Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms. Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.

Customer Reviews

  • Alexander Podgurskiy, Russian Federation 06/27/2017
  • Stunning scenery - well worth the trip!
    Mrs T K Weber, Australia 07/19/2014
  • Mountaineering made possible by coach.
    ALUN ROBERTS JONES, United Kingdom 08/27/2012

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