A great highland tour to one of the largest geothermal areas in Iceland.
This is a unique and unforgettable tour through some of the most rugged terrain in the southern highlands of Iceland. We start by heading to the foot of Hekla where the landscape has been shaped by centuries of volcanic activity. In our jeep we climb as high as 1000 m (3280’) above sea level to enjoy fascinating views over the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and some of Iceland’s magnificent glaciers, although visibility is weather permitting. Now we are in one of the largest geothermal areas in Iceland where fire and ice shape the landscape. We continue to Landmannalaugar where a short hike to enjoy the colorful landscape and a warm bath in a natural pool is optional before heading back.
The way back we go through Thjorsardalur and wisit Stong wich was buried under Hekla’s ash in the 12th century in and the farm was deserted in a volcanic eruption in the year 1104. It is the first volcanic eruption that is mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas after the settlement in Iceland. Visitors can see how the houses at the Saga times (874 – 1140) were made.
From Thjorsardalur the drive back to Reykjavík is about two hours.
Total price per person: 50.000 ISK (price according to a private tour of minimum 2 participants).
For more information and booking, please contact us: info (dat) touchiceland.is