Landmannalaugar Valley Trail

5.0 (8)
7 days 6 nights
Weight limit
120 kg / 265 lb

The Tour starts at Fellsmuli farm, situated below Mt. Hekla. The journey takes us to Landmannalaugar, a valley in the Icelandic highlands renowned for its striking rhyolite mountains, vast lava fields and a natural hot spring that lends its name to the valley. We will traverse through the highlands alongside Hekla until we arrive at Landmannahellir, where Icelandic farmers sheltered their sheep in a cave during round-up before constructing a better shed for them. The following day, we proceed with the tour in Landmannalaugar, and the highlight is bathing in the warm river. We then head southwest near Lake Sau√įleysuvatn and cross Lambaskar√į mountain passage before arriving at H√≥lask√≥gur mountain hut, where we spend the night. Finally, the tour concludes back at Fellsm√ļli farm.

US$ 2 995
per tourist for 7 days
Departing from
BS√ć Bus Terminal Reykjav√≠k, Vatnsm√Ĺrarvegur, Reykjav√≠k, Iceland
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Photo Hr√≥√įmar B.
Hr√≥√įmar B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
I am one of the founders and owners of our organisation. I am an economist, have worked with horses in Iceland and abroad and also enjoy guiding wilderness tours.

Tour highlights

Colorful Mountains and Soft Lava Sand
Landmannalaugar is best known for its colorful rhyolite mountain and extensive lava fields
Free Running Herd
Experience the diversity of the Icelandic horse in its natural environment, how Icelanders travelled in the old days
Hot Springs
Enjoy a relaxing bath in the warm river at Landmannalaugar

Route details

Day 1

The tour starts in the evening. Tour members who arrive the same day to Iceland should take the Flybus from the airport to the ending bus station BS√ć in Reykjav√≠k. We will greet you at the bus station or at your hotel/guesthouse in Reykjavik between 17:30- 18:00 and drive you to our farm near Hverager√įi. There you will be lodged at our Guesthouse. We will get to know each other during dinner at our Hotel. The day will end with a detailed description of the tour (might be the next morning).

Day 2
Fellsmuli ‚Äď Rj√ļpnavellir
Day 3
Rj√ļpnavellir ‚Äď Landmannahellir
Day 4
Landmannahellir ‚Äď Landmannalaugar ‚Äď Landmannahellir
Day 5
Landmannahellir ‚Äď H√≥lask√≥gur
Day 6
H√≥lask√≥gur ‚Äď Rj√ļpnavellir
Day 7
Rj√ļpnavellir ‚Äď Fellsmuli
Tour provider's comments

The Tour is for experienced riders only (several years of riding regularly in all kind of terrain). A large herd of free-running horses follows every day.

Riding distance: Around 210 km, 20-45 km (4-8 hours) per day.



Guest House
1 night
Camp Site
5 nights
1 night
Our Guesthouse

The Guesthouse has a capacity of 19 beds, with twin, triple and quad rooms available. It is strategically located on the property to offer convenience and excellent service to cater to your requirements. The guesthouse is warm and welcoming, with a dining area and communal bathrooms.

Although cooking facilities are not provided, the Guesthouse provides a cozy living area, communal bathrooms, a tea kettle that can be used for instant coffee and a small refrigerator. Guests are free to use all amenities and services of the Hotel, such as the restaurant and hot tub.

2-4 beds per shared room with shared facilities.

5 nights
Farms and Simple Mountain Huts

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
BS√ć Bus Terminal Reykjav√≠k, Vatnsm√Ĺrarvegur, Reykjav√≠k, Iceland
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Tour conditions


  • English speaking guide;
  • riding and safety equipment;
  • transfer from/to Reykjavik;
  • 1 night in Guesthouse (2-4 beds per shared room with shared facilities), 5 nights sleeping bag accommodation in farms and simple mountain huts (bunk beds in shared rooms);
  • 11% VAT;
  • full board (traditional Icelandic home cooking).


  • flights;
  • tips;
  • transfer from Keflav√≠k to Reykjavik;
  • lodging tax per room per night (please inquire);
  • personal expenses.

Group size

up to 17 tourists


7 days
6 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • good shoes;
  • comfortable pants (riding pants not necessary);
  • gloves;¬†
  • buff;
  • a small waist bag for a camera;
  • swimsuit;
  • towel.
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Tour reviews

Based on 8 reviews
  • B
    12 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    This ride was my first activity in Iceland and turned out to be a great start! The staff is very well prepared and the horses are very easy to ride - especially the tölt which was fun to try! We got on the horses right away and spent almost the whole duration riding. That was great!
    12 Mar, 2024
  • K
    2 Mar, 2024
    about provider
    The establishment was well-structured and professional, with guides who were friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The horses were charming and impeccably behaved. Among our group, three members possessed considerable riding expertise, while one had limited experience. Nonetheless, our guide adeptly matched our mounts to our respective skill levels and adjusted the difficulty of the ride accordingly, ensuring a delightful experience for all. Even our less experienced rider found the tolt technique comfortable and enjoyable. The excursion lasted 1.5 hours, meandering through picturesque countryside, encompassing a serene river crossing, and offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. We delighted in spotting whooper swans and ravens during our journey. Our guide also stopped for photos of us on horseback. Riding the Icelandic Horse was truly a pleasure, the team ensured it was so enjoyable. Thank you for a lovely equine experience on our trip to Iceland.
    2 Mar, 2024
  • P
    26 Feb, 2024
    about provider
    It was an amazing experience! Anna made it perfect! We did the horse riding first and went to the hot springs after. It was just wonderful!
    26 Feb, 2024

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