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Landmannalaugar is a hiker’s paradise – a valley of rare beauty and fascinating geology. Located in Iceland’s highland interior, Landmannalaugar is filled with beautiful trails that wind in between colorful rhyolite mountains. This area is also filled with geothermal activity and is home to many hot springs and bubbling mud pools. Nearby the Landmannalaugar campsite there is a lovely hot spring suitable for bathing that can be enjoyed year-round. Visitors can access Landmannalaugar in both summer and winter; however, 4×4 vehicles are required and in winter months, Super Jeeps are necessary. You can book a variety of guided day tours to visit this spectacular place.

FAQ about Landmannalaugar

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Landmannalaugar is an area in the Icelandic highlands known for its beautiful scenery, geothermal activity and fascinating geology. The area is well-known for its hiking trails and attracts many adventurers. 

Landmannalaugar is well known for its hiking trails. The two most popular hiking trails are are the Laugavegur trail and the Fimmvörðurháls trail. These paths are intense and require preparation including sufficient food and drink, proper clothing and suitable shoes. Visitors can also take shorter hikes accompanied by a guide. 

Distances from Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar is located in the south of Iceland and only 40 km (25 miles) from our sister hotel The Highland Center Hrauneyjar. Landmannalaugar is approximately 108 km (67 miles) from Hotel Rangá.

Landmannalaugar is reached via road 26 and road F208. Road 26 is accessible by normal car all-year round but we do recommend a 4×4 jeep for the last few kilometers on road F208. Weather conditions can affect these roads including potential road closures. During the winter months, Landmannalaugar is sometimes only accessible via Super Jeep. There is always the option to book a guided day tour – just contact the Hotel Rangá reception. 

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