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From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Spring Tour

1. From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Spring Tour

See a less-visited part of Iceland with a day tour from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar and Hjálparafoss. See a stunning double-pronged waterfall, hike through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and soak your tired muscles in a hot spring. The day begins with a smooth and efficient pickup service in central Reykjavík. Head east out of the city to Þjórsárdalur valley and stop at the roaring Hjálparafoss waterfall. Marvel at the two massive waterfalls that make up Hjálparafoss waterfall, framed by stunning basalt formations. Snap a picture of the pool at the base of the falls, which offered relief and water to weary travelers from the north. Next, head to Hnausapollur, an ancient crater lake formed by volcanic eruptions. Marvel at the turquoise blue hue of the water before continuing to Landmannalaugar. Enter the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and drive through colorful rhyolite hills, lava fields, and geothermal activity. Join your hiking guide for a moderate hike through this beautiful landscape and past stunning vistas. At the end of the hike, soak your weary feet in a hot spring before returning to Reykjavik in time for dinner.

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

2. From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

Journey through the beautiful countryside of Southern Iceland and into the highlands through Þjórsárdalur valley and visit Hjálparfoss waterfall. Depart from Reykjavik and head to the Landmannalaugar geothermal area often referred to as “The Pearl of the Central Highlands.” Landmannalaugar’s colorful mountains are formed by centuries of volcanic activity in the area and the picturesque natural landscape in this raw climate is simply breathtaking. Enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural warm pool which was created by the combination of the area's hot and cold springs, or take a leisurely hike in the surrounding rhyolite mountain paths. Your tour continues west and past Iceland’s most infamous and active volcano, Hekla, which was believed to be the gateway to hell during the Middle Ages. After exploring Iceland's unique volcanic landscapes, return to Reykjavík over Hellisheiði Mountain heath.

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What people are saying about Hjálparfoss

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The landmannalauger trip was my favourite, the mountains are beautiful, the gorge with all the waterfalls was spectacular and the natural hot spring was another highlight of my Iceland trip. I wish there was more time to hike in the mountains and swim in the spring. We had to cut our hike short as otherwise we would not have had enough time to enjoy the water. I would love to come back to visit again!

It was a beautiful day and a trip to Landmannalaugar is definitely always recommended. You can also get to know the experience of a real Icelandic road. You drive the bus on an off-road route and have to cross several rivers. The hike in the highlands and bathing in the warm spring is a real treat. Would definitely do the tour again.

Made a wonderful tour where you go all the way into the Landmannalauger area. Enough stops to grab a cup of coffee and stretch your legs along the way. After the walk, there was still time to take a dip in the nature trail.

Great hike, great views, worth any money. Only the weather was bad, but being in Iceland you have to be ready for it and accept the fact that you can get wet at any moment :)

Landmannalaugar is indescribably beautiful. The guide showed a lot of humor on the tour and gave us enough time for everything. A really great day trip!