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

Landmannalaugar hot pool

Landmannalaugar hot pool

Landmannalaugar  day tour is certainly one of most popular tour during summer in Iceland. Landmannalaugar, the pearl of the interior is situated in a valley between colourful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun. Many hot, beside cold springs create a warm bathing brook, in the middle of this spectacular setting.

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.

Ljótipollur (Ugly puddle)

Ljótipollur (Ugly puddle)

Ljotipollur (Ugly puddle):

Fifthly you drive up to the highland towards Ljotipollur (Ugly pool), a crater formed in a 15th century eruption. At this point you will be ready 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 energised enough to move on, you drive down Domadalur, a luscious valley just north of the volcano Hekla.


Thereafter you drive to Fossabrekkur, a unique and beautiful green oases with many small waterfalls more than 150 meters wide. Fossabrekkur are in fact the uppermost waterfalls in the river Ytri Rangá.

Þjófafoss waterfall

Þjófafoss waterfall


Lastly you will visit Þjófafoss, waterfall that is in the river Þjórsá and the name translates as “thieves’ waterfall,” as thieves used to be executed by drowning in its pool. The waterfall is one of the three main waterfalls in Þjórsá.

Summing up, you can expect to see colourful mountains and craters formed in an eruption on the 15th century unusual landscape, in this case like on the moon. Our feeling is, Landmannalaugar day tour is overall most important tour than any other during summer. The road to Landmannalaugar is only open during the summer months.

Highlights of Landmannalaugar:
» Gaukshofdi – Mt. Hekla
» Hjalp waterfall
» Stong
» Gjain, canyon
» Ljotipollur (Ugly puddle)
» Landmannalaugar
» Fossabrekkur
» Þjofafoss