Few tips for visitors in Landmannalaugar
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.
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.
are 40 km. from Landmannalaugar to the nearest tank-station.
In most highland areas the distance is a lot longer
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).
Landmannalaugar you can buy food, local maps and
more. Be equipped for all kinds of weather before
you enter the highland.
is a horse-rent in Landmannalaugar. You don´t need
to bring equippments or skills for it. Guidet tours
in various lengths.
Landmannahellir and Landmannalaugar you can buy
cheap fishing-license for the mountain-lakes.
You can rent a fishing rod in Landmannalaugar, but you
better bring your own. 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).
smooth hill or mountain
(gen. Brands): male name
gorge or canyon
hill or mountain
(plur. háu): high (big) or loud
hill, usually a long one
spring og boiler
high point of land (lit. cape)
land or country (here it refers to the name of the community,
(plur. Laugar): spring or warm pool
little, low, small
(gen. manna): men, people (belonging to men)
old version of the word "náma", meaning mine
Pollur: pool, puddle
(gen. reykja): smoke or steam
lake og water
road or path