All about and around Landmannalaugar in the highlands of Iceland. 
    Built on personal experience and taste of insiders.
    Though experience is big and taste is great, try other issues as well, to be sure.

If you want to reach Landmannalaugar, stay there and/or walk from there, read the following information on this page, please.

Some information in English

Marathon from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk in year 2007 will take place July 14.
You have to register yourself at Reyjkavik Marathon Office.

Tel. 588 3399. E-mail

Marathon Info
in icelandic

For further informations :

Few tips for visitors in Landmannalaugar

The scheduled-bus from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar leaves, in the summertime, daily from the Bus Central Station, BSÍ at 8:30.  A two-ways-ticket cost 7.900 kr. in 2003.

Roads on maps and roads in reality are not the same.  There is a way to reach Landmannalaugar by a normal car, but use a 4-wheel-drive car to be sure. Normal car-rental-insurances are not valid in the highland.

There are 40 km. from Landmannalaugar to the nearest tank-station.  In most highland areas the distance is a lot longer than that.

In the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, you are not alloved to camp everywhere.  You may only do it at Landmannalaugar, Landmannahellir and Hrafntinnusker.  Don´t count on a tent-rent.  Bring your own tent.  At those places are also huts.  For them you need a reservation.  For Landmannahellir call 853 8407 or 893 8407.  For Landmannalaugar and Hrafntinnusker call 568 2533.  A bit outside the reserve is the highland-motel and tankstation Hrauneyjar (487 7782 or 487 7750).

In Landmannalaugar you can buy food, local maps and more.  Be equipped for all kinds of weather before you enter the highland.

There is a horse-rent in Landmannalaugar.  You don´t need to bring equippments or skills for it. Guidet tours in various lengths.More information.

In Landmannahellir and Landmannalaugar you can buy cheap fishing-license for the mountain-lakes. You better bring your own fishing rod. 
Most of the time, you can buy fresh trout in the shop in Landmannalaugar, but to be sure, you should order it 2 days in advance (minimum 1 kg.) in 854 0974 (from 1. July to 31. August).

     map for hikers
This map is not any more available.
Map is no more available for sale, changes has been made to wandering  routes and their are in reorganisation process now.
   Nína Ivanova & Ómar Smári Kristinsson © 2003—2011

last updated - 01.10.2011