Day trip

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

4.9 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Háifoss Waterfall Tour

Activity provider: BusTravel Iceland

From US$ 157.72 per person

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
Full description

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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Important information

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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

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The tour is super worth it! We were considering renting a 4x4 car to go there ourselves but after seeing the roads, I imagine the same trip would've taken us at least twice as long. Or guide Thomas was driving fast yet safely and comfortably - clearly the skills you pick up from years and years of experience doing such tours. Not only a great driver but a superb guide - very interesting facts about history, culture, locations, food, geography and everything else. Plus an unreal sense of humor made the tour just fly by and left us all super satisfied.

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September 22, 2022

The tour was wonderful if not the best I have taken. The landscape there is simply breathtaking, highly recommended and I would visit again on my next trip to Iceland. The tour was a lot less hectic than others, you always had enough time to enjoy nature and take pictures. The guide Tom was informative and amusing, he also has a good taste in music, which made the ride even more comfortable.

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August 8, 2022

The eventful day and Tom, the guide, more than deserve the 5 stars. We were able to marvel at the beautiful and unique nature of Iceland and listen to Tom's interesting stories and learn a lot about Icelandic culture. At all stops we had enough time to marvel at the natural spectacles and take photos. This excursion is highly recommended.

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August 8, 2022

Product ID: 417836