If you want to experience the true depth of the wonders that the highland’s top destination has to offer, then one day is simply not enough! This is why we’ve set up this action packed 2 day trip to ensure that you get to see the best of everything Landmannalaugar has on offer.
All of the untamed elements of the wild are here in their purest form; from the rhyolite mountains and black lavas to the steaming geysers and winding hot springs. As the sun sets, the evening brings a magical, quiet mood and provides the possibility of seeing the light from the evening sun. These late night strands of sunlight play with the diverging colors of the surrounding landscape.
Of course if the weather is not cooperating during your trip then you can sip a delicious hot chocolate inside our warm Basecamp tent. As you get warm and cozy the earth will seemingly stand still around you and allow you to experience unparalleled peace.
We offer an overnight stay in our Landmannalaugar Basecamp so you will get the chance to live the true outdoor life and dive into the unique highland atmosphere. The camp is organized into a central “kitchen” tent and individual sleeping tents suitable for two people (single supplement available). The kitchen tent offers a relaxing and cozy setting where you can sit down, relax, enjoy your meals and chat with your travel companions and guides. All meals are included and we offer hot chocolate, coffee, tea and spring water at any time during the trip (all included). The tents have warm and cozy sleeping bags (clean liner inside) and air mattress.
Arriving in Landmannalaugar you will be greeted by your professional guide who will make sure your stay will be safe and full of adventure. Make sure you do bring the necessary items (see below) but main meals and camping gear is included.
We will meet at the Reykjavík bus terminal (BSI) at 7.30 where one of our staff members will greet you and ensure your prompt bus departure at 8.00 (other options available – see pick up options). We aim to arrive in Landmannalaugar by noon. Our professional guide will meet you in Landmannalaugar and serve you lunch inside our Basecamp tent. The afternoon is dedicated on exploring the area’s natural wonders, mainly Laugahraun lava field, Vondugil canyon and Graenagil (the “Green gorge”) symbolized by its bright green color from the aforementioned rhyolite. Last but certainly not least you will see Mt. Brennisteinsalda, Iceland’s most colorful mountain. Before dinner we will take a dip into the natural pool in Landmannalaugar where a clean stream warmed by Laugahraun lava will calm your body. After dinner we highly recommend a short evening walk around the area as things get quiet and the colors transform before you with the changing light conditions.
After a hearty breakfast we will hike to the summit of Mt. Bláhnúkur (the “Blue peak”) volcano which offers a truly breathtaking 360° view of the greater area where the edges of the Torfajökull caldera become very clear. The hike takes approx. 3,5 hours with ascent of about 350 meters. After some lunch we will head back to Reykjavík with an aim to be back for around 5:30 PM.