From Reykjavik: Highlands Jeep Tour & Landmannalaugar Hike

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Explore the highlands of Iceland on a jeep and hiking tour from Reykjavik. Drive on Iceland's highland roads on a jeep tour, then hike the famous Landmannalaugar with its hot springs and lava rocks.

Highlights

  • Explore Iceland's highlands in a very small group of up to 4 people
  • Feel the adrenalin by driving along bumpy gravel roads and crossing rivers
  • Hike in Iceland's most famous hiking area
  • Relax in a natural hot spring and enjoy breathtaking waterfalls
  • learn about the geology from a professional geologist guide

Description

The tour will be guided by a professional geologist, which gives you the opportunity to explore the breathtaking landscape from a different and unique perspective. We will drive in a modified Super Jeep which makes the whole tour a special adventure. This tour will give you enough time to enjoy the beauty of Iceland's highlands without being tied to a tight times schedule. Hjalparfoss Our first stop is marking the beginning of the highlands of Iceland. In the shadow of the impressive volcano Hekla lies the beautiful Waterfall Hjálparfoss. The rivers Fossá and Þjórsá fall at a 45° angle to each other into the same lake and form a magical place, which is surrounded by impressive basalt columns. Just downstream from Hjálparfoss you will get a view of Iceland's second-largest hydroelectric power station, Búrfell. Haifoss Just a few kilometers upstream of Hjálparofss we will find another impressive waterfall of the highlands. The Fossá river falls over 120m down into a canyon and forms one of Iceland's highest Waterfalls. The breathtaking view down the riverbed will show us also a second waterfall Granni, right next to Háifoss. In the colorful layers of the canyon, we can see how huge eruptions in the past formed the landscape of the highlands. Ljotipollur Lake The most beautiful “ugly puddle” in Iceland. This explosive crater formed during an eruption a few hundred years ago and shows impressively the forces of nature. The different colors of this place make it the perfect photo location. The red lava rock, the green moss, and the blue water of the lake form an impressive contrast. Landmannalaugar Landmannalaugur is one of the most famous hiking areas in Iceland's highlands. Here we will go on a small 2 – 3 hours hike and explore the breathtaking landscape. Geothermal hot springs and different mineral deposits in the lava rocks form colorful mountains, which form a nearly unreal scenery. You will feel like hiking on a different planet. During the hike, we can discover many geological features of this magical place. And don't forget your swimsuit, after the hike we can relax in one of the Hotsprings and enjoy the evening before we drive back to Reykjavik. The Tour highly depends on weather and road conditions and is only offered between the 15th of June and the 15th of September (This can change, depending on road closures)

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Pickup and dropoff in Reykjavik Geologist guide Parking fees

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