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Landmannalaugar, Landmannalaugar

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Scenic Walking Area · Landmark
Landmannalaugar (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈlantˌmannaˌlœiːɣar̥] (listen)) is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. It is at the edge of Laugahraun lava field, which was formed in an eruption in around 1477. It is known for its natural geothermal hot springs and surrounding landscape.

Landmannalaugar is the northern end of the Laugavegur hiking trail and the Iceland Touring Association operates a mountain hut with accommodation for hikers. During the tourist high season a small shop and a horse tour agency operate there, as well as the ICE-SAR highland patrol in Fjallabak. Several bus companies have regular trips to and from Landmannalaugar during the tourist season.

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  • You need a 4 wheel drive to get here as it’s a really bumpy road plus you have to drive through rivers. Well worth the effort though. The landscape is stunning even by Iceland standards. You pass a.....  more »
  • The drive into the highlands of Iceland is beautiful in itself. The easiest way to get in is to drive up road 26, later F26, until the junction with F208. After turning right it gets a bit bumpier...  more »
  • Dream on!!!! Unbelievable part!!!
  • My best experience in Island: the highlands.
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