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Landmannalaugar – Fjallabak 4 x 4
A long day tour from our guesthouse. Only during summer.


Landmannalaugar hot pool

Landmannalaugar hot pool

Landmannalaugar Fjallabak day tour is the same as Landmannalaugar day tour but in addition you will drive the road north of the glacier Mýrdalsjokull back home. Landmannalaugar, the pearl of the interior is situated in a valley between colourful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun and the land is mountainous, sculptured by volcanoes and geothermal activity, covered by lavas, sands, rivers and lakes.

Gaukshofdi – Mt. Hekla:

Firstly you begin with driving east to the rock ledge Gaukshofdi. There, you have a good view towards the volcano Mt. Hekla. Hekla is without doubt one of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, over 20 eruptions have occurred in and around the volcano since 874. During the Middle Ages, Europeans called the volcano the “Gateway to Hell“. Thereupon you will drive over the valley Thjorsardalur which once became deserted following one of Hekla’s eruptions.

Hjálp waterfall

Hjálp waterfall

Hjalp waterfall:

Secondly you drive to the waterfall Hjalp. The Basalt Figures around the waterfall is overall, a beautiful frame of foaming water.


Thirdly you will drive to Stöng where there are ruins of a real Viking settlement farm. The farm is believed to have been buried under the volcanic ash in 1104 following the eruption of the volcano Hekla. The Viking Gaukur Þrándilsson lived at Stöng.


Fourthly your destination is the small valley Gjáin with its small waterfalls together with ponds and volcanic structures.




Fifthly you drive up to the highland towards Hnausapollur, a crater formed in a 15th century eruption. Following you will be ready at this point for bathing in a hot natural pool or wanting to go hiking, which ever you feel like doing so you now drive to Landmannalaugar.


Once you feel energized enough to move on towards Eldgja, or “The Fire Fissure”, which is 40 km long and stretches from the glacier Myrdalsjokull to the low mountain Gjatindur and beyond it further northeast. It is a unique natural phenomenon, which was created during a tremendous eruption around the year 900. In places it is 600 m wide and very deep. At last you drive to Vik in Myrdal and then the South Coast back to where you began.

Landmannalaugar - Fjallabak

Landmannalaugar – Fjallabak

Landmannalaugar Fjallabak Jeep day tour is a long day tour that gives you good mountain sights to the colourful mountains. The road to Landmannalaugar and Fjallabak is only open during the summer months.
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Highlights of this tour:
» Gaukshofdi – Mt. Hekla
» Hjalp waterfall
» Stong
» Gjain, canyon
» Hnausapollur
» Landmannalaugar
» Eldgja
» Vik in Myrdal