Landmannalaugar Hot Springs

This is the ultimate tour for a day in the hot springs of the Icelandic highlands followed by a trip up Mount Hekla in a 4x4 jeep.

Description

This one-day tour takes us to the delightful Landmannalaugar valley. Landmannalaugar, which translates as 'the people's pools' lies at the centre of the Icelandic highlands. We enter the highlands through the Thjórsádalur Valley stopping at Hjálparfoss, one of Iceland’s loveliest waterfalls. The tour then takes us into the extraordinary multi-coloured rhyolite mountainscape, a kaleidoscope of pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black and white sand.

We then arrive in the 'pearls of the highlands', the water-filled Ljótipollur crater and the hot springs of the Landmannalaugar oasis where you have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs or join an included gentle guided hike.

From the warm pools of Landmannalaugur we make our way to the queen of active Icelandic volcanoes, Mount Hekla. Our specially modified jeeps drive to a height of 950 meters up the side of the volcano, from where you can enjoy the astounding views in all directions. 

Depending on the season and weather there is every chance you will see either the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights.

What's included

  • Driver + guide

What do I need to bring

Bring warm clothes and your camera.

What you'll do

Hjálparfoss in Þjórsárdal: This waterfall is one of several waterfalls situated in the lava fields north of Hekla volcano. It is a double waterfall joined at its base in a large pool, surrounded by columnar basalt formations.

Ljótipollur: Ljótipollur is a crater lake near Landmannalaugar. The deepest part of the lake is 14 m and it is possible to catch the brown trout. The walls of the crater are an interesting colour red.

Landmannalaugar: Landmannalaugar are a highland area with hot springs, colourful mountains and many hiking trails. It is located near Hekla volcano and a popular tourist destination. One of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland is a 4 day hike called Laugavegurinn and goes from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk.

Dómadalur: Dómadalur valley is located north of Landmannalaugar and Hekla volcano. Its elevation reaches 614 m. The route through Dómadalsleið can be difficult to drive due to the sensitivity of the area caused by water and snow.

Hekla: Hekla is one of the most famous volcanos in Iceland and is often referred to as the Queen of Icelandic Volcanoes. She last erupted in 2000 and is considered quite dangerous as it erupts with short notice.

Attention Points

In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind. At Amazing tours your safety is our priority. All glacier and adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Participants must be aware that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk and are undertaken entirely at their own risk. Amazing Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.
$ 378 11 Hours , Very easy
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