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Landmannalaugar National Park

Last updated: 26 June, 2023

Around a four-hour drive from the centre of Reykjavik, the Landmannalaugar region is like an oasis in the otherwise barren highlands. A hot spring and cold river converge in a large pool overlooked by orange mountains, pastures and looming volcanoes.

It’s the start of the Laugavegur Trail, but also a day-trip destination in its own right for hikers and nature lovers. In season you can camp or stay at the camping hut.

Logistics

Price: Free
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
Frequency: monthly
When: All year around
Duration: 1 night

Getting there & doing it

Getting there can be tricky, so it’s better to go on a super jeep tour, coach tour or take the bus here than drive yourself.

You can camp overnight, but the campsite and camping hut get busy, so book in advance via the website below. Routes to Landmannalaugar are only opened in the early summer and close for winter in September.

There’s a café at Landmannalaugar where you can buy tea, coffee and snacks. Don’t forget to take mosquito repellent and sun cream – you won’t be able to buy them here, and may need both.

When to do it

Routes to Landmannalaugar are only opened in the early summer (June) and close for winter in September.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Our selection of the best Viator tours of this attraction or activity

Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour - Highlands of Iceland

  • South Iceland

Hike through one of Iceland’s most beautiful geothermal landscapes on this full-day Landmannalaugar hiking trip from Reykjavik. Travel by coach to the highlands of Fjallaback for a picnic lunch, and then enjoy a leisurely 4-hour trek through lava fields, gullies and multi-colored peaks. Cross the Laugahraun lava field to admire its steaming vents and bubbling pools. If time and weather allow, climb Mt Bláhnúkur volcano for breathtaking views before a dip in Landmannalaugar’s natural hot springs. Numbers are limited to 16 for a small-group experience.

Price €188

Min age 10

Rating 4.74 / 5 [161 ratings]

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Adventure in Landmannalaugar and Hot Springs - Reykjavík, Selfoss and Hella

  • Reykjavik

Enjoy this adventure into Iceland's colorful interior. We will depart from Reykjavik on this 12-hour tour to enjoy a day full of vibrant landscapes, hiking, and bathing in natural hot springs. With a professional driver-guide and a small group, you are sure to get the most out of your time spent in this hiker's paradise. 

Price €160

Min age 0

Rating 4.76 / 5 [110 ratings]

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Geothermal Jeep Tour in Landmannalaugar with Hiking

  • Reykjavik

Discover one of Iceland's natural gems, the Landmannalaugar geothermal area, on this luxurious jeep tour. See stunning waterfalls and otherworldly crater lakes before taking a dip in a naturally heated pool. This tour shouldn’t be missed by anyone wanting to experience the best of Icelandic nature.

Price €364

Min age 0

Rating 4.64 / 5 [28 ratings]

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Landmannalaugar Private Super Jeep Tour to from Reykjavík

  • Reykjavik

Landmannalaugar in Iceland is an absolute unique place Landmannalaugar in Iceland is a magnificent place. Lava field surrounded by mountains of colorful Rhyolite and one of the most popular places for hiking. Landmannalaugar actually means “Land mans pool”, because of the natural geothermal pools in the area. In the past, it was a welcome place for travellers who had traveled the country on horseback or on foot, to stop and bathe. So do not forget to bring your swim suit and a towel with you on the trip! This is a Super Jeep tour to Landmannalaugar in Iceland with an optional easy/moderate two hours hike.

Price $2,046

Min age 0

Rating 5 / 5 [8 ratings]

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