Landmannalaugar Jeep Day tour from Reykjavik
Landmannalaugar jeep day tour is certainly our most popular tour during summer. Landmannalaugar, the pearl of the interior is situated in a valley between colourful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun. Many hot, beside cold springs create a warm bathing brook, in the middle of this spectacular setting.
Gaukshofdi – Mt. Hekla:
Firstly we begin with driving east to the rock ledge Gaukshofdi. There, we have a good view towards the volcano Mt. Hekla. Hekla is without doubt one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the “Gateway to Hell“. Thereupon we will drive over the valley Thjorsardalur which once became deserted following one of Hekla’s eruptions.
Secondly we drive to the waterfall Hjalp. The Basalt Figures around the waterfall is overall, a beautiful frame of foaming water.
Thirdly we will drive to Stöng where there are ruins of a real Viking settlement farm. The farm is believed to have been buried under the volcanic ash in 1104 following the eruption of the volcano Hekla. The Viking Gaukur Þrándilsson lived at Stöng.
Fourthly our destination is the small valley Gjáin with its small waterfalls together with ponds and volcanic structures.
Ljotipollur (Ugly puddle):
Fifthly we drive up to the highland towards Ljotipollur (Ugly pool), a crater formed in a 15th century eruption. At this point we will be ready at this point for bathing in a hot natural pool or wanting to go hiking, which ever you feel like doing, we now drive to Landmannalaugar. Once we feel energized enough to move on, we drive down Domadalur, a luscious valley just north of the volcano Hekla.
Thereafter we drive to Fossabrekkur, a unique and beautiful green oases with many small waterfalls more than 150 meters wide. Fossabrekkur are in fact the uppermost waterfalls in the river Ytri Rangá.
Lastly we will visit Þjófafoss, waterfall that is in the river Þjórsá and the name translates as “thieves’ waterfall,” as thieves used to be executed by drowning in its pool. The waterfall is one of the three main waterfalls in Þjórsá.
Summing up, we can expect to see colourful mountains and craters formed in an eruption on the 15th century unusual landscape, in this case like on the moon. Our feeling is, Landmannalaugar jeep day tour is overall most important tour than any other during summer. The road to Landmannalaugar is only open during the summer months.
Season: From 25th of June until 15th of October
Days of week: Every day up on request.
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
What to bring: Clothes and shoes according to weather. Swimming suits if you are going for the swim.
From Hotels in Reykjavik
Price per person= 45.000 ISK
4 pax or more, 15% discount
Min 3 persons in tour
Refreshments not included.
Highlights of this tour:
» Gaukshofdi – Mt. Hekla
» Hjalp waterfall
» Gjain, canyon
» Ljotipollur (Ugly puddle)