3-Day Iceland Highlands & Volcano Expedition: Explore Laki & Lakagígar Volcanoes, Unveil the Majestic Highlands

From

kr.149990

Min Age

8 years

Duration

Overview

This tour offers three incredible days of exploration. You’ll have the chance to discover the Vestmannaeyjar Islands and hike up Mt. Eldfell Volcano, while also enjoying views of stunning waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Experience the Lakagígar craters, formed during one of history’s largest volcanic eruptions. And don’t miss the chance to visit Landmannalaugar, a true gem nestled in the highlands. Here, you can explore the captivating lava field of Laugahraun, hike to the vibrant Mt. Brennisteinsalda, and relax in a natural geothermal pool.

Highlights Of The Tour

Vestmannaeyjar Islands

✓ Puffin Watching

✓ Hiking

✓ Eldheimar Museum

✓ Mt. Eldfell, South Coast of Iceland

✓ Vík Village

✓ Kirkjubæjarklaustur

✓ Eldhraun Lava Fields

✓ Mt. Laki

✓ Lakagígar Craters

✓ Eldgjá Volcano Canyon

✓ Landmannalaugar

✓ Iceland Highlands

✓ Hjálparfoss Waterfall

Included/Exclude

  • Pick-up & Drop-off in Reykjavík
  • 2 Nights of Hotel Accommodation w/ Private Bathroom and Breakfast
  • Guided Small-Group Experience
  • Eldheimar Museum Admission
  • Vestmannaeyjar Ferry
  • Landmannalaugar Facility Fees

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Free Coupons

Tour Plan

About the Tour

Experience an unforgettable 3-day tour filled with adventure. Explore the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, marvel at the beauty of Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, and journey through the picturesque highlands. Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Landmannalaugar and the mesmerizing lava field of Laugahraun. Take a hike to the vibrant Mt. Brennisteinsalda or unwind in a natural geothermal pool.

 Vestmannaeyjar Islands

On the first day of your tour, we’ll start by picking you up from your accommodation in Reykjavík in the morning. Our journey will take us to the southern part of Iceland, where we’ll begin with a visit to Landeyjarhöfn harbor. Here, we’ll board a ferry bound for the Vestmannaeyjar Islands, a scenic 30-minute ride away.

Upon arrival on Vestmannaeyjar Island, our first destination will be Stórhöfði Cape, the southernmost point of the main island. It’s a prime spot to observe the charming Atlantic puffins, the island’s oldest residents. Our next stop is the Eldheimar Museum, dedicated to preserving the memory of the 1973 volcanic eruption that forced the entire population to evacuate to the mainland overnight.

After exploring the museum, you’ll have the option to take a short hike up Mt. Eldfell Volcano or spend some leisure time in the town before we head back to the mainland in the afternoon. Once we’re back on the mainland, we’ll embark on a journey along the picturesque south coast of Iceland. Along the way, you’ll catch glimpses of majestic waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, as well as the notorious volcano Mt. Eyjafjallajökull, which made headlines with its eruption in 2010, disrupting air travel across Europe and North America.

Our next stop is the charming coastal village of Vík, where you’ll have some free time to explore the village or stroll along the black sand beach. From Vík, we’ll drive for about an hour through the scenic Eldhraun lava fields to reach the hotel where you’ll spend the night.

 Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Laki and Lakagígar

After enjoying breakfast, get ready for an exciting day ahead starting with a visit to the breathtaking Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon. Walking alongside the canyon feels like stepping into a fairy tale painting. Once you’ve explored this natural wonder, we’ll journey into the lesser-traveled areas of Iceland, heading towards Laki and Lakagígar, both part of the UNESCO National Park of Vatnajökull.

Arriving at Mt. Laki, we’ll embark on a hike to the volcano’s summit, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Here, you’ll witness the impressive Lakagígar craters, formed during a massive eruption from 1783-1784, one of the most significant volcanic events in history. This eruption and the resulting ash caused widespread famine in Europe, with historical repercussions including the onset of the French Revolution.

Continuing our drive through the highlands, we’ll make several short stops to soak in the beauty of the landscape before returning to the main road. Our next stop is the charming village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, where you’ll have some free time to explore. Take a stroll to see Systrafoss Waterfall, Systrastapi Rock, or Kirkjugólf (Church Floor), featuring unique basalt columns and stone slabs. Then, it’s just a short drive back to the hotel to unwind after an eventful day.

 Eldgjá Canyon, Ófærufoss Waterfall, Landmannalaugar

After enjoying breakfast and checking out of the hotel, we’ll hit the road again, this time heading back towards Reykjavík. But instead of taking the usual route, we’ll venture off the beaten track onto the scenic Fjallabaksleið nyrðri, also known as the F road.

Our first stop of the day will be at Eldgjá Canyon, a breathtaking natural wonder that’s part of the same volcanic system as Katla Volcano. Stretching about 40 kilometers long, 600 meters wide, and 270 meters deep, Eldgjá Canyon is the largest volcanic canyon in the world. Here, we’ll embark on a hike through the canyon and explore the stunning Ófærufoss Waterfall.

Continuing our journey, we’ll head further to Landmannalaugar, a true gem nestled in the highlands. At Landmannalaugar, you’ll have the opportunity to wander through the captivating lava field of Laugahraun, hike up the colorful Mt. Brennisteinsalda, or unwind in a natural geothermal pool.

After spending a couple of hours soaking up the beauty of Landmannalaugar, we’ll begin our journey back to Reykjavík, aiming to return before nightfall. Before reaching the city, we’ll make a brief stop at Hjálparfoss Waterfall, nestled in the picturesque Þjórsárdalur Valley.

As the evening approaches, we’ll drop you off at your preferred location in Reykjavík, marking the end of an unforgettable adventure through Iceland’s stunning landscapes.

What To Bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • A waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Swimsuit
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations for all-day excursions can be made by email up to 24 hours before departure, and the entire money will be returned. Any cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled departure time are not subject to refund.
  • If the operator cancels the trip due to severe weather, hazardous driving conditions, or other reasons, we will help you rebook a different day or book alternate activities if feasible, or we’ll give you a full refund.
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