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From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

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Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland
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From US$ 167.28 per person

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Get off the beaten path to discover the beautiful region of Landmannalaugar on a guided day trip. Visit colorful rhyolite hills, lava fields, hot springs, and the famous Háifoss waterfall.

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Duration 13 hours
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  • Gasp at the beauties of the Icelandic highlands, made up of volcanic formations
  • Visit the striking waterfalls of Háifoss, Granni, and Hjálparafoss
  • Experience a lesser-known gem at the turquoise crater lake of Hnausapollur
  • Witness stunning geological sites with craters, lava fields and rhyolite hills
  • Take a guided hike through stunning views and bathe in refreshing hot springs
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See a less-visited part of Iceland with a day tour from Reykjavik to Landmannalaugar and Hjálparafoss. See a stunning double-pronged waterfall, hike through the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, and soak in a hot spring. Begin the day with pickup in central Reykjavík. Head east out of the city to Þjórsárdalur valley to stop at the roaring Hjálparafoss waterfall. Marvel at the two massive waterfalls that make up Hjálparafoss waterfall, framed by a stunning basalt formation. Continue to the 122-meter high Háifoss waterfall, Iceland's fourth largest. Next, head to Hnausapollur, an ancient crater lake formed by volcanic eruptions. Marvel at the turquoise blue hue of the water before continuing to Landmannalaugar. Enter the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and drive through colorful rhyolite hills, lava fields, and geothermal activity. Join your hiking guide for a moderate hike through this beautiful landscape. Soak your feet in a hot spring before returning to Reykjavik.

  • Transportation from Reykjavik
  • Wi-fi on board
  • Tour guide
  • Landmannalaugar entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips for tour guide
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Bus Stop #12 Höfðatorg in Reykjavik.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This activity involves a moderate-level hike. Make sure you're capable of doing this.
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4.9 /5

based on 30 reviews

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Landmannalaugar and Haifoss were amazing. I was continually surprised by the beauty and unique landscapes of the area. Our tour guide Tom shared his love of the country and his knowledge of the geology in a fun, enjoyable way. I would go again in a heartbeat, knowing Iceland's landscape would astonish me again and again!

August 6, 2022

Best tour ever. And our personal highlight of our whole vacation. Our guide, Tom, was utterly amazing. He is a local and didn't just tell us the things you hear on every other tour but what he personally loves about his country. And he provided us with much information about the geological wonders of iceland. We visited Landmannalaugar and i have no words for the hike. I can't describe the sheer beauty. But also the way there throughout the highlands was an adventure and a sight I wouldn't miss for anything. We felt perfectly safe with Tom the whole time. Apart from that, the other sights depended on what Tom found worthy to show us and we were so lucky he did. Haifoss was magnificent, much more beautiful than gullfoss if you ask me! But the last stop just was amazing. I can't remember the name but it was an oasis in the middle of black sand. It really was magical. To end this - thanks Tom for a fantastic day we will remember forever.

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August 1, 2022

The driver and the guide a 10, but the fatal organization, we asked three times if they could pick us up on the way, we were 100 km from Reykjavík and on their route, and they refused all 3 times, then on the way to the excursion, they stopped to pick up passengers in two locations….

July 14, 2022

Product ID: 417836