GPS coordinates of Landmannalaugar
63.9830° N, 19.0670° W
Landmannalaugar is in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. It is at the edge of Laugahraun lava field, which was formed in an eruption around the year 1477. It is known for its natural geothermal hot springs and surrounding landscape.
Landmannalaugar is a part of the Torfajökulseldstöð volcanic system which has been active for a very long time. The oldest lava field known to have come from the volcanic system is about 400.000 old but scientist believes the system itself but be up to twice that age. Torfajökull volcano last erupted in the year 1477 sculpting the Landmannalaugar area and creating most of the scenery we see there today and the biggest rhyolite stretch in Iceland.
Landmannalaugar is a truly rare area, both geologically and aesthetically is made up of windswept rhyolite mountains, a rock type that creates a full spectrum of dazzling colors on the mountainside. Shades of red, pink, green and golden
yellow all change their tone, keeping in movement with the sun rays and creating an area of wilderness that resembles no place else on earth.
Landmannalaugar is primarily known for its natural geothermal baths, hence its name “The People’s Pools”. For centuries, Landmannalaugar has served as an area of shelter and respite for weary travelers who use these soothing springs as a means to relax after tiring excursions.
One on One Photo tour
In Reykjavík / Reykjanes from hotel or guesthouse around 8:00
Meals, Entrance fees
Lunch can be bought on the way.
10 – 12 hours.
c.a. June – Sept/Oct
Hiking shoes, dress warm because the weather in Iceland can change in matter of minutes. Bring your swimwear and towel if you want to swim at Landmannalaugar natural pond.
Dont forget your CAMERA