Landmannalaugar – Mt. Hekla
On this exciting tour, we see the mountain Hekla towering over the region and every day we see evidence of its numerous devastating eruptions throughout the ages.
- June 25 - July 1st
- July 4 - 10
- August 11 - 17
Horseback riding in the spectacular volcanic area
Mount Hekla is a highly active volcano often titled the “Queen of Iceland”. The mountain towers regally over the region and every day we see evidence of its numerous devastating eruptions throughout the ages. In the old times, people actually believed it to be the gateway to hell. Landmannalaugar is a geothermal wonderland in the Southern Highlands. It’s natural bathing pools are only one of the highlights which make this area one of Iceland’s most popular destinations for nature lovers.
Our ride starts along the river banks of the mighty glacial river Thjórsá, with a magnificent view on glacier Eyjafjallajökull and Volcano Hekla. The beautiful area Landmannahellir is a fitting outpost in the central highlands before going on to enjoy the colorful rhyolite mountains in Landmannalaugar, surrounded by black lava fields.
Our way back to civilization leads us down from the mountains and into black lava and green valleys. The spirited and sure-footed horses make this tour an experience of a lifetime for anyone seeking a challenging highland adventure.
Gestur and family at Kálfhóll farm offer this tour.
- Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.
- Flight to and from Iceland is not included
- Please bring your own sleeping bag with you on the tour
- Bring bags rather than hardcover suitcases
- Pack light because transport space is limited.
a glacier river with its source in Hofsjökull. It is longest river in Iceland around 230 km
glacier is located in south Iceland. Under its small ice cap rests a caldera of an active volcano that famously erupted in 2010. Despite its relatively small eruption it caused a massive air traffic disturbance in Europe for a week
Mount Hekla often titled the “Queen of Iceland” is a highly active fissure vent and a stratovolcano in South Iceland. Its numerous and frequent eruptions have produced a massive amount of lava and a big coverage of tephra layers. In the middle ages it was referred to as the Gateway to hell by Europeans
a river that runs beside Þjórsá and a good salmon river. The name translates sand river
The valley takes its name from the river Þjórsá. It is rather flat and marked from Hekla’s numerous eruptions both with fields of lava and tephra. Famous sites of interest are The common wealth farm, Stöng, the waterfall Háfoss 122 m, the waterfall Hjálparfoss and Vegghamrar
around 200m high located in the forest Skriðufellskógur surrounded by birch and spruce forest
the ruins of a medieval farmhouse excavated in 1939. In 1104, Mt Hekla erupted for the first time in the recorded history of Iceland. The eruption destroyed at least 20 farms in the valley Thjórsárdalur, among them the farm Stöng
a mystical canyon with lots of small waterfalls and famous setting for Games of Thrones
the cozy cabin Hostel with a beautiful view of volcano Hekla. It is located near Háifoss waterfall, Gjáin and Hjálparfoss waterfall
is an unusually deep lake in a walking distance to Landmannahellir. It is not accessible by car
A cave that was formerly a well known resting place for travellers of Landmannaleið and farmers rounding up their sheep. Later the mountain hut next to it was built
Breathtaking landscape and geology. Famous for its colourful rhyolite mountains, natural hot pool to bathe in and lava field from 1480. There are plenty of short and long interesting hiking trails with breathtaking scenery. The beginning of the famous hiking trail Laugavegur that ends in Þórsmörk or Skógar