Landmannalaugar in Iceland is a geothermal nature reserve in the southern highlands. The region is known for its soothing hot springs, brightly colored peaks, steam plumes, and bright blue lakes. Landmannalaugar means the “peoples’ pools,” named for its unique hot spring pools that have warmed up Icelanders for centuries.
The hiking distance from Landmannalaugar to Landmannahellir is about 16,5 kilometers long. It starts at 590 meters above sea level and ends at the same level. First, the rugged Laugahraun lave field is crossed, then the small alluvial plain, Vondugilsaurar, to the right along the western edge of the lava field. From there, the trail ascends the ridge Uppgonguhryggur, where it continues over the highest point, 823 meters, to valley Domadalur. At Domadalshals, it is possible to choose one of two possible trails, past the western side of lake Lifrarfjallavatn, and the northern side of lake Lodmundarvatn to Hellisfjall to the huts at Landmannahellir. Hiking time 5-7 hours. Landmannalaugar and Landmannahellir hikers are enabled to catch buses in either direction by the bus company, Reykjavik Excursions.
Maximum Temprature: 0.56 C
Clouds: light snow
sunrise: 2019-11-20 09:58:20
sunset: 2019-11-20 16:05:39