Explore Iceland’s interior paradise and the lavafields of Landmannalaugar. A treat for geology enthusiasts and hikers alike, the tour takes in the wonders of Mother Nature, from glaciers, to exploding volcanic craters, and bubbling hot geothermal pools.
What to Expect
Explore the lavafields, explosive volcanic craters, glacial waterfalls, and bubbling hot springs of Landmannalaugar and Hekla on this 10-hour tour by Jeep.
The tour kicks off in Reykjavik, where you will climb aboard a special Mountain Taxi Super Jeep. First, hit the fertile farmland in the south, before moving on to epic views of the snow-covered peak of Hekla, Iceland’s most famous active volcano.
While Hekla is fairly dormant these days, its last eruption was little over 10 years ago in February of 2000. Since the country was settled in the 9th century, the volcano has erupted about 20 times, often with devastating affects. Hekla was notorious in Medieval Europe, when it was believed to be the entrance to hell.
The contrasts in landscape are extreme, and the lava and vegetation, shaped by the forces of erosion, make for a spectacular setting. Drive straight up to the edge of the youngest lava field, formed during the 2000 eruption.
If the weather allows, you will also drive along the volcano’s ridge, almost 3,000 feet (900 meters) above sea level. You will be rewarded with awesome views if the weather is clear. At the base of the volcano, drive through intensely rugged mountain terrain, past lava fields and exploding craters.
Steering into interior Iceland, swing by the crater of Ljótipollur, before a coffee and lunch break in the stunning Landmannalaugar area. Here, you will have the opertunity to go for a 1-2 hour hike through the lavafields, or dive into the natural hot geothermal pools.
Back on the road, head down the Þjórsárdalur. Your last stop is the Hjálparfoss Waterfall, where you can admire the cascades into the confluence of the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá, before returning to Reykjavik.
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses
- Food and beverages
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Please note: Landmannalaugar and the surrounding areas are a hiker's paradise. You will have time for a hike through the Landmannalaugar lavafield, or to the top of one of the mountains for breathtaking views over the area
• Cancellation policy: Mountain Taxi requires written notification of cancellation from the traveler. Cancellation notifications received before final payment is due are subject to a cancellation fee equal to the deposit payments. Cancellation notifications received within 90-45 days prior to travel dates are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the invoiced amount of the trip; cancellation notifications received within less than 45 days prior to travel dates are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the invoiced amount of the trip