Landmannalaugar – Hekla
Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
Join us on an great geological exploration where the hot and cold meet in a great array of colors and beauty in one magnificent day tour to Landmannalaugar and Hekla volcano. Enjoy a soak in the natural geothermal pool, hike in the lava field and explore the hot springs and crater lakes. Landmannalaugar is a world class destination for landscape photographers and is the starting point for Iceland’s most popular hike, the Laugavegur trek.
Itinerary for Landmannalaugar – Hekla Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
Our tour starts by driving east out of Reykjavik through green country side before entering the rough mountain tracks by the foothills of the famous volcano Hekla. The landscape is shaped by centuries of volcanic activity, the most recent eruption in February 2000.
We drive a mountain track in the valley of Domadalur before we, powered by the Super Jeep, climb with us up to around 1000m above sea level where we enjoy a spectacular view of the Torfajokull glacier area, which is the largest high-temperature geothermal area in Iceland. Weather permitting we have a panorama of 8 glaciers.
Certain times of the year we can go as far as Hrafntinnusker (Obsidian Skerry). Under and around the icecap of Hrafntinnusker there is great number of hot springs constantly shaping the environment; melting snow, making ice caves and supplying water to the glacial rivers.
Many different eruptions and the geothermal heat as made all kinds of strange lava formations and colors. This is a deserted land of awesome beauty. We then lower again and take a moment to relax and let it all sink in while enjoying a bath in warm natural pool in Landmannalaugar.
On the way back we take a look at the explosion crater Ljotipollur before heading back to Reykjavik. Once in Reykjavik we will drop you off at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice.
Highlights for Landmannalaugar – Hekla Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
– Geothermal pool
– Amazing colors and landscape
Fjallabak Nature Reserve
FAQ for Landmannalaugar – Hekla Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
Q: Do we need to bring lunch or is there a place to stop on the way?
A: There are cafés and bistros at Geysir and Gullfoss where we stop for lunch and for afternoon coffee – so, no you don’t have to bring anything.
Q: Is there blue ice on the glacier?
A: The glacier looks different between seasons and even from day to day. In winter the glacier is a vast snowy wilderness and you will most likely not see any blue ice as it is all covered by snow. In summer, the snow melts on the lower parts of the glacier and exposes the blue ice.
(Fun Fact: The ice isn’t really blue; it appears blue because the way it reflects light)
Q: How far up on the glacier do we go?
A: This depends upon the snow conditions and weather. Sometimes the snow is hard and compresses so we can easily cruise high up on the glacier. Other times the snow is more challenging and we stay on the lower parts.
In summer and early fall, lower part of the glacier is very icy and crevassed so it’s not safe to go far up on the glacier and we therefore stay close to the edge.
Safety is always the first priority and we are not taking any chances or risks.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@NatureExplorer.is
“I can’t recommend Nature Explorer enough! What a fantastic day out. Our guide really knew his stuff and stopped off to show us volcanic craters on the way back to Reykjavik that weren’t in our itinerary. We’re planning on coming back to Iceland next winter and will definitely be going on a Nature Explorer trip again! Thanks guys!
– Alex Buckingham, UK
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To book a tour, please send us an email to info@NatureExplorer.is with which tour(s) and options you wish to book, on which dates and for how many people and we will calculate the total cost, send you a booking number and a link to our secure booking page.
Price: ISK 44900 per person
Available: Every day from June 10 through October
Min: 2 people
Max: 6 clients per Super-Jeep
Duration: 9 – 11 hours
Departures: Daily at 8:30
Free hotel pick up in Reykjavik 10 – 20 min. before
50% discount for children 0-11 years old
Not included: Lunch and refreshments
Optional: You can book Landmannalaugar – Hekla as a private tour for ISK 159000 total
Book Tour: info@NatureExplorer.is
For your safety, Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours according to weather and snow conditions