Landmannalaugar – 3 day tour
Þingvellir – Geysir – Gullfoss – Langjökull – Þjórsárdalur – Landmannalaugar – Ljótipollur – Frostastaðavatn – (Hekla)
Day 1 – This drive starts by visiting Þingvellir, a National Park and site of the World’s oldest parliament. Passing the serene Lake Laugarvatn and onwards to the hot spring area of the spouting Geysers, where the active Strokkur reaches the incredible height of 20 meters. From Geysir we drive to the majestic Gullfoss, the Golden waterfall. Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most beautiful and without a doubt it’s most famous waterfall. Now we make our way through Þjórsádalur Valley stopping at Hjálparfoss, one of Iceland’s loveliest waterfalls. Then we continue to the extraordinary mountainscape of Landmannalaugar oasis, a unique part of the highlands with wonderful natural hot springs, perfect for soaking in after a long day. Spend the night in a cabin.
Day 2 – Today we we head out for an exploration day. Depending on the conditions we either hike or use snow shoes. After an active day we use the opportunity and soak in the hot spring, perfect for relaxing after a long day. Depending on the tour date it might be possible to experience either the Midnight Sun or the Northern Lights.
Day 3 – We start our journey from Landmannalaugar and make our way through the Fjallabak nature reserve, an area sculpted by volcanoes and geothermal activity, covered by sands, lava fields, lakes and rivers. Our first stop is at the beautiful Frostastaðavatn Lake that is edged by moss-covered lava flows and strange rock formations. Next we come to the impressive volcanic crater Lake Ljótipollur that literally translates as Ugly pond. Despite its name the crater is a stunning sight with red hills and deep blue water. We continue our journey driving some challenging tracks passing mountain Krakatindar making our way to the queen of active Icelandic volcanoes, Mount Hekla. Hekla is Iceland’s most active volcano; over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. 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. From Mt. Hekla we make our way back to Reykjavík. Please note that conditions might prohibit us from driving to Mt. Hekla.
Please note that if necessary, due to bad conditions, the tour might be changed to the Hveravellir tour.
Guaranteed departures: Mondays – Fridays