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Landmannalaugar

LANDMANNALAUGAR

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Landmannalaugar  is an area near the volcano Hekla in southern section of Iceland‘s highlands with varied shapes and forms with colorful rolling hills and mountains tinted by rhylolite minerals and obsidian post glacial lava flows.  The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields, not far from the service center. The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland‘s highlands.  It is almost invariably the starting point of the famous Laugavegur trekking trail, but also an ideal base for a variety of rewarding daylong or shorter hikes. The local natural geothermal pool and showers facilitate perfect relaxation at the end of the day. Tourists visit the area from June through late September, after which time the road is closed.  A mountain lodge, in operation since 1951, can accommodate 78 people and has basic amenities. 

Geothermal Bath in Landmannalaugar

Daily to Landmannalaugar from:

  • Reykjavík at 07:30 and 12:30
  • Selfoss at 08:50 and 13:50
  • Hella at 07:55, 09:30 and 14:25
  • Leirubakki at 08:40, 10:00 and 15:00

 

 

 

Timetable

Timetable

  DAILYDAILYDAILY
 TO LANDMANNALAUGAR15/6 – 15/915/6 – 15/915/6 – 15/9
FromReykjavík City center, Aðalstræti 207:3012:30
Reykjavík – Campsite Laugardalur07:4512:45
Reykjavík  Miklabraut South (Kringlan)08:0013:00
Hveragerði * (N1 gas station)08:3513:35
Selfoss (N1 gas station)08:5013:50
Hella – (Árhús & campsite)07:4509:0514:05
Hella – (Bus stop)07:5509:3014:25
Leirubakki – (hotel & campsite)08:4010:0015:00
Rjúpnavellir – (cabins & campsite)08:5010:1015:10
Landmannahellir (travel service)*09:5011:1016:10
ToLandmannalaugar (cabins & campsite)10:3011:4016:40
 TO REYKJAVÍK15/6 – 15/915/6 – 15/915/6 – 15/9
FromLandmannalaugar11:2014:1518:00
Landmannahellir (travel service)*11:5014:4518:30
Rjúpnavellir – (cabins & campsite)12:5015:3519:20
Leirubakki – (hotel & campsite)13:0015:4519:30
Hella – (Bus stop)13:5016:2520:10
Hella – (Árhús & campsite)13:5016:4020:10
Selfoss (N1 gas station)17:1520:45
Hveragerði * (N1 gas station)17:2520:55
Reykjavík  Miklabraut South (Kringlan)18:0021:30
Reykjavík Campsite Laugardalur18:1521:45
ToReykjavík City center, Aðalstræti 218:3022:00
*Stop only if passengers – please call 896 0123.
*Please note that the timetable can change without notice.

 

Terms & Conditions:

Departures: We ask our passengers to arrive at the bus station 15 minutes prior departure.

Change in reservation: If you wish to change your reservation we kindly ask that you give us advance notice, we are very flexible and will help with any alterations or changes you would like to make.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel your trip 24 hours prior to departure we will fully refund your ticket. Pls. not that one unused leg of a return trip is nonrefundable.

Prices & Schedules: TREX reserves the right to change prices in the event of taxes or other cost increases out of our control. Tickets purchased prior to the increase will not be affected by the change. TREX reserves the right to make changes to schedules if needed e.g. in case of bad weather or road condition.

Rates

Rates

LANDMANNALAUGAR 2016
Return fares Adults 16+12-15 years**
Hikers bus pass*               12.400     12.400
Reykjavík > Landmannalaugar > Reykjavík               14.900       7.450
Selfoss > Landmannalaugar > Selfoss               13.900       6.950
Hveragerði > Landmannalaugar > Hveragerði               13.900       6.950
Hella > Landmannalaugar > Hella                 11.500       5.750
Leirubakki > Landmannalaugar > Leirubakki                 8.800       4.400
Rjúpnavellir > Landmannalaugar > Rjúpnavellir                 8.800       4.400
One way faresAdults 16+12-15 years**
Reykjavík > Landmannalaugar                 7.900       3.950
Landmannalaugar  > Reykjavík                 7.900      3.950
Hveragerði > Landmannalaugar                 7.500      3.750
Landmannalaugar > Hveragerði                 7.500       3.750
Selfoss > Landmannalaugar                 7.500       3.750
Landmannalaugar > Selfoss                 7.500       3.750
Hella > Landmannalaugar                 6.000       3.000
Landmannalaugar > Hella                 6.000       3.000
Leirubakki > Landmannalaugar                 4.800       2.400
Landmannalaugar > Leirubakki                 4.800       2.400
Rjúpnavellir > Landmannalaugar                 4.800       2.400
Reykjavík > Rjúpnavellir                 6.300       3.150
* Return fare to and from Reykjavík for hikers on the Laugavegur trail
**Half fare for 12-15 years in care of adults and free for children 11 years and younger.

Departures: We ask our passengers to arrive at the bus station 15 minutes prior departure.

Change in reservation: If you wish to change your reservation we kindly ask that you give us advance notice, we are very flexible and will help with any alterations or changes you would like to make.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel your trip 24 hours prior to departure we will fully refund your ticket. Pls. not that one unused leg of a return trip is nonrefundable.

Prices & Schedules: TREX reserves the right to change prices in the event of taxes or other cost increases out of our control. Tickets purchased prior to the increase will not be affected by the change. TREX reserves the right to make changes to schedules if needed e.g. in case of bad weather or road condition.

Hikers' bus pass

Hikers' bus pass

The Hikers’ bus pass is ideal for those who intend to hike in the Laugavegur trekking trail or other hiking trails in this area with different start and end point.  The pass guaranties a single transfer from Reykjavík to your starting point (at Landmannalaugar, Rjúpnavellir, Þórsmörk or Skógar) and back to Reykjavík again (from Landmannalaugar, Rjúpnavellir, Þórsmörk or Skógar). You can take all the time you need for the hike, provided it falls within the passport’s time frame 15/6 – 15/9 2016.  The bus pass is valid for one transfer from Reykjavík to your hike starting point and back to Reykjavík again. You must book your seat from Reykjavík but not back from the Highlands – you just hop on the bus when you are ready to go back to the city.

Hellismannaleið

There are three marked hiking trails in this area. You can also combine them into one extended hike.

  1. Hellismannaleið is a three day hike from a start point at Rjúpnavellir to Landmannalaugar. A walk trough lava fields, moon like black sands, up hills and down to green valleys.  This is a challenging hike with a elevation increase of 1000m. On day  one hike from Rjúpnavellir to Áfangagil 17 km. Walking time about 7 hours. Day two – from Áfangagil to Landmannahellir 22 km. Walking time about 8 hours and on day three from Landmannahellir ot Landmannalaugar 17 km. Walking time about 6 hours.  You can take the Highland bus (at 07:30 or 12:30) from Reykjavík  to Rjúpnavellir (10:10 or 15:35)

To book accommodation in huts follow the links below:

  1. Laugavegur trekking trail is one of the most popular and most traveled hiking trails in the Icelandic highlands. Laugavegur is a 3-4 day 55 km long trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk and is famous for spectacular scenery with colorful mountains and glaciers. The busiest time is in July and August but it is less busy in June and September. Most people start their hike on the more gentle slopes from Landmannalaugar but the more challenging way is to start the hike in Þórsmörk and ascend by a steeper approach and are rewarded with a nice warm bath in the Geothermal pool in Landmannalaugar.  You can take the Highland bus (at 07:30 or 12:30) from Reykjavík  to Landmannalaugar (10:10 or 15:35) Hike from Landmannalaugar (600m) – Hrafntinnusker 600m – Álftavatn 1100m with a walking time about 8 hours. From Álftavatn (530m) to Emstrur (500m) with a walking time about 6 hours and  from Emstrur (500m)  to Þórsmörk  (200m). Walking time about 6 hours

To book accommodation in huts follow the links below:

  1. Fimmvörðuháls is a 22 km one or two day hike from Skógar to Þórsmörk. This is a steep and  difficult hike for experienced hikers only . Walking time about 9 to 10  hours. Pls. note that a the bus to and from Skógar is operated by a firm called Sterna.  You can take the Sterna  bus from Harpa consert hall (07:30) or Reykjavík campsite (07:10) to Skógar. From Skógar campsite (Sterna bus at 15:15) to Reykjavík and the Highland bus from Þórsmörk (14:30) to Reykjavík (18:00).

To book accommodation in huts:

TREX also offers guided tours in English and German on the Laugavegur trail for those who prefer luggage transfer, and accommodation with a full board. You can find detailed information about our tours, prices, departures and booking channels here: http://trex.is/laugavegur/

 

When hiking in Iceland take notice of constant changes in the weather in Iceland.  Be sure to take warm and waterproof outdoor clothing with you, good hiking shoes and a GPS tracking device.

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Spend a day in Landmannalaugar

Spend a day in Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar – natures sculptures. An area of varied shapes and forms with colorful rolling hills and mountains tinted by rhylolite minerals and obsidian post glacial lava flows. An ideal base for a variety of rewarding daylong or shorter hikes and a dip into the local natural geothermal pool is perfect relaxation at the end of the day.

Day tours available from 15./6 – 15./9 2016 

Landmannalaugar

These day tours are not guided and are ideal for those who want to experience Iceland on their own. The bus will take you along the south shore through the fertile green countryside to the remoteness of the highlands. On the way the bus will make several short stops in villages and towns to pick up passengers. In Hella the bus stops for 15-20 minutes and there you can straighten your legs or buy some refreshments. The bus arrives in Landmannalaugar at 11:40 -12:00 and you get a little over 6 hours to explore the wonders of this pearl of Icelandic nature before returning back at 18:00.

Book your day tour by click on the button to the left!

  • 7:30 from Reykjavík City centre Aðalstræti 2
  • 7:45 from Reykjavík Campsite Laugardalur
  • 8:50 from Selfoss – N1 gas station
  • 9:25 from Hella – Bus stop

You can choose from various short hikes to explore the wonders and the beauty of the area. If you are not into hiking you can stroll around and take in the magic or relax in a bath in the natural geothermal hot pool, surrounded by this fascinating landscape. Remember to take your swimwear and a towel with you.

Hiking routes in Landmannalaugar

  1. Follow the easy, but sometimes rocky, red trail to the steaming solfataras at the top of the Laugahraun lava flow. Return down the white trail (Grænagil). [4.3 km; 1½ – 2 hrs] To get started go to the right of all the buildings and follow the track.
  2. The same as above but extend uphill from the sulphur springs to visit Brennisteinsalda [add 2.2 km; ½hr –1 hr]
  3. Make the steep ascent of the peak Bláhnúkur (5.7 km; 2.5 – 3.5 hrs) but be sure to meet the bus at 18:00 pm.

Price from Reykjavík: Adults 16+ 14.900 isk .  Teenagers 12-15 yrs 7.450 isk. Children from 0-11 yrs. travel for free.

Price from Selfoss: Adults 16+ 13.900 isk. Teenagers 12-15 yrs 6.950 isk. Children from 0-11 yrs. travel for free.

  • Included: Bus fare
  • Excluded: Food and beverages.
  • Additional cost: Fee for use of facilities at Landmannalaugar is 500 isk. Fee for the use of a shower is also 500 isk.

The Landmannalaugar area is a nature reserve so be kind and take all garbage such as packaging of food etc. back with you on the bus.