Hiking and Trekking

Volcanic Trails - Part 2

The Volcanic Trails is a trekking tour combining two distinct sections. On this part of the hike in a landscape of black lava, glaciers and hot springs. See your combo tour options here.

Tour code: IMG383

The Backroad to Landmannalaugar

Enjoy the extreme highland landscape filled with glaciers, black lava and hot springs!
The extended section of the Volcanic Trails takes you up to the hills of the exquisite Fjallabak region and to the famous highland oasis Landmannalaugar. Crossing the green mountains reflected in the “Swan lake” we now hit the brightly colored hills of Ljósártungur. We pass by a big “table mountain” into areas of fuming hot springs and boiling mud pools. The trek continues along thick obsidian lava fields entering a more active geothermal area of even more hot springs, before arriving into the extremely bright colors of Landmannalaugar, one of the best-known parts of the Icelandic highlands. Colorful hills, stunning gullies characterize and predominant geothermal activity this part of the trek.

The perfect tour for those looking for a short hike in the Icelandic Highlands!

See video from the Volcanic Trails Part 2, The Backroad to Landmannalaugar, where our guide Sölvi tells you all about the tour.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty - Moderate

    Difficulty

    Challenging

    Challenging

    Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hrs walks per day.

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    Availability

    Jul - Aug

  • Group 319

    Duration

    3 days

  • Group 110

    Transport

    Private bus & public bus

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    6 - 14 participants

  • Group 65

    Language

    English

  • 16

    Minimum age

    16 yrs

  • Group 244

    Accommodation

    Mountain hut

  • Group 377

    Walking per day

    3 - 9 hrs

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    Total Distance

    38 km (24 mi)

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    Elevation

    400 m (1300 ft)

Guides on this Tour

Customer Reviews

“...The group we were travelling with was open, friendly and in good shape. We soon became friends which was also partly thanks to our guide. Arnaud took very good care of the group, so that all of us had a great time. I especially liked the small extra tours to even more beautiful places...All in all, my expectations were exceeded and I would do it again!”
Henrike H — 2016-09-12

Tour Highlights

Hot Springs and Boiling Mud Pools

Hike the remote trails in the poular area

Colorful Mountains of Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • Transport at the beginning and end of trek
  • Breakfast (2), Lunch (3), Dinner (2)
  • Transfer of luggage

Not Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • Showers in huts (payable on site)

Optional Extras

  • Sleeping bag
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour

Practical Information