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3 Day Landmannalaugar, Thorsmork & Glacier Hiking Tour - EI50

Explore the Icelandic Highlands, Volcanoes, and a Glacier on a Hiking Adventure

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This 3-day Landmannalaugar, Thorsmork, and Glacier hiking adventure highlights the rugged beauty of Icelandic nature. The tour package combines three days of hiking in various locations in Iceland with a cozy country hotel accommodation between hikes. The tour invites you to visit Iceland’s famous nature reserves, volcanoes, glaciers, and mountains, as well as soak in relaxing hot springs. This vacation package is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and hikers looking for big adventures. No day on the tour will be the same!


Duration: 3 days

Group maximum: 16

Available: June-Sept

Age limit: 14 years

Difficulty: Moderate

Tour Highlights:
  • Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve
  • View of Hekla Volcano
  • Thorsmork Nature Reserve
  • Magni and Modi Volcanic Craters
  • Super Jeep Ride
  • Glacier Hike on Solheimajokull Glacier
  • Skogafoss Waterfall
  • Bathe in natural hot springs

Included:

  • Transport to and from Reykjavík
  • An Experienced Hiking Guide
  • Access to a Hot Spring
  • Hotel Accommodation for 2 Nights, Breakfast Included 
  • Crampons, Harness, Helmet, Ice Axe and Other Required Safety Equipment

Not included:

  • Meals (except for breakfast)

Pick-up Information:

Pickup starts from your selected location in Reykjavik. Please note that the pickup can take up to 30 minutes, so your patience is appreciated! 

In between tours, we’ll pick you up and drop you off at the Hella bus stop near Kjarval supermarket in Hella.

Drop off Information:

After the end of the last day, we’ll drop you off between 20:30 - 21:00 at the original pick-up location in Reykjavik.

Remember to bring:

Warm outdoor clothing, warm undergarments, rain gear (waterproof jacket and pants), good hiking boots, headwear, and gloves. Please dress in layers. 

You should also pack a swimsuit and a towel for the hot spring bathing. For excursions, bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle.

You can always rent sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jackets and pants from us during the booking process. We’ll then bring them to the tour for you. 

Please note:

The order of the three tours is arranged depending on availability. You’ll receive detailed information about locations and pickup times for each day after booking your tour.

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About Tour

The 3-day Landmannalaugar, Thorsmork and Glacier Adventure will take you to the Icelandic Highlands for adventurous hikes, where you’ll explore the most beautiful Icelandic nature! The tour combines some of the most famous hiking trails in the country. 

Three hikes will take you to rugged mountains, lava fields, glaciers, and volcanoes. Prepare to soak in natural geothermal pools, climb up a colorful volcano, and explore glacier formations up close.

All three hiking tours feature different terrain and various landscapes, so no day on the tour will be the same. You’ll travel in modified Super Jeeps, get close to active volcanoes, and even get a chance to walk behind a waterfall! 

Experienced guides will be by your side throughout the tour. They’ll tell you interesting facts about Icelandic nature, answer your questions, and ensure your safety.

Day 1 - Hike in Landmannalaugar, a Geothermal Paradise

We pick you up and ride off the main route deep into Icelandic Highlands. The minibus takes us past active Hekla Volcano and through rugged lava fields.

Day Highlights

  • Icelandic Highlands
  • Hekla Volcano View
  • Laugahraun Lava Fields
  • Fjallabak Nature Reserve
  • Blahnukur Volcano Hike
  • Dip in a Natural Hot Spring

Included

  • Hiking tour with an experienced guide
  • Landmannalaugar facility fees
  • Hotel accommodation in Hella
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In the heart of the highlands and in the geothermal valley of Fjallabak Nature Reserve rests Landmannalaugar basecamp. Landmannalaugar is most famous for its natural geothermal pools and rhyolite mountains. Hiking trails of various lengths and difficulty levels run in the area. 

Our Landmannalaugar hike is 9km (5.6mi) long and takes around 4 hours. The hiking path runs through Laugahraun Lava Fields and Vondugil Canyon, all the way up to the summit of Mt. Brennisteinsalda. Sulfur spots have colored the sides of the Brennisteinsalda volcano in red, yellow, and brown.  

The hike continues through Graenagil Canyon, nestled between Mt. Blàhnjùkur and Laugahraun lava field. If the weather allows, we’ll climb Blahnukur Volcano for a birds-eye view of the Landmannalaugar Valley and five different glaciers.

After the hike, we’ll soak in a natural hot spring. Geothermal water relaxes muscles, so it’s a great way to finish your active day. Don’t forget your bathing suit and a towel!

Day 2 - Thórsmörk Volcano Hike to Fimmvörðuháls Mountain Pass

Today we drive along the South Coast and deep into the Highlands to Thorsmork Valley. The road to Thorsmork runs through unabridged glacial rivers and uneven terrain. To reach the secluded valley nestled at the foot of Eyjafjallajokull Volcano and Myrdalsjokull Glacier, we’ll ride in modified 4x4 Super Jeeps.

Day Highlights

  • Thorsmork Valley
  • Fimmvörðuháls (e. Fimmvorduhals Pass)
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano
  • Magni and Modi Volcanic Craters
  • 4x4 Super Jeep Ride

Included

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Guided hiking tour
  • Hotel accommodation in Hella
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We’ll begin the hike from Basar Cabin, our basecamp at Thorsmork. The hike up to Fimmvörðuháls Mountain Pass takes around 6-8 hours and covers 16km (nearly 10 mi). The trail features views of glaciers, mountains, lava fields, and volcanoes. On a clear day, you’ll catch sight of the colorful Landmannalaugar Mountains.

Along the way, we’ll pass newly formed volcanic craters, Magni and Modi, named after the sons of Thor. The craters formed during the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010. 

The volcano hike lifts us up around 800m (2,624ft) above sea level for unspoiled views of the Highlands. 

After reaching the top of our trail, we’ll take the same route back to the basecamp. From here, the Super Jeeps will bring us to our accommodation in Hella.

Day 3 - Bilbo’s Glacier Adventures on Sólheimajökull

On this day, we’ll travel on the Ring Road route along the South Coast to Sólheimajökull Glacier. The glacier tongue is part of Iceland’s fourth-largest ice cap, Mýrdalsjökull Glacier. The name of the glacier actually translates to “Home of the Sun.”

Day Highlights

  • Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Glacier Hike
  • Skógafoss Waterfall
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Included

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Guided glacier hike
  • All required safety equipment
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Our junior guide Bilbo, a clever Samoyed puppy, has discovered exciting features on the glacier. Our experienced guides will help you safely explore moulins, crevasses, and sinkholes on the rugged surface of the Sólheimajökull Glacier. 

The Sólheimajökull tour is suitable for everyone with an average fitness level. During the hike, you’ll use crampons, harnesses, and ice axes. Your guide will provide all the required safety equipment and show you how to use it. 

During the hike, you’ll learn exciting facts about the glaciers. The guide will tell you about the geology and history of Icelandic ice caps and you’ll see what effect climate change has on Icelandic nature.

On the way back, we’ll stop to visit two waterfalls: Seljalandsfoss and  Skógafoss. Located along the South Coast, Seljalandsfoss is a waterfall with a 60-meter cascade you can actually walk behind!  And Skógafoss is a mighty waterfall you’ll want to remember, so don’t forget to bring your camera.