The difference in landscape are extreme! This tour shows you the lava and vegetation shaped by the forces of erosion make for a spectacular setting, and takes you straight up to the edge of the youngest lava field formed during the 2000 eruption. If the weather allows, you’ll also drive along the volcano’s ridge—900 meters above sea level with one awesome view. At the base of the volcano, the tour drives through intensely rugged mountain terrain and past lava fields and explosion craters.
Mt. Hekla Iceland's active volcano While Hekla is pretty dormant nowadays, its last eruption in February of 2000. Since the country was settled in the ninth century, the volcano has erupted about 20 times often with devistating affects. Hekla was notorious in medieval Europe as it was believed to be the entrance to hell. Hekla has erupted approximately 20 times since the county was settled in the ninth century.
Landmannalaugar Steering the direction to interior Iceland and swing by the explosion crater Ljótipollur before a coffee and lunch break in the stunning Landmannalaugar area. Here you have the opportunity to go for a 1-2 hour hike or go for a dip in the natural hot pool.
Advancing down the Þjórsárdalur, our last stop is the Hjálparfoss waterfall before returning to Reykjavik.
The tour is operated by a DaytripFactory Partner.
Location: Pick up and drop off at your location in Reykjavík area, Hveragerdi town, Selfoss town. Also you can be picked up at meeting point on junction, road #1 and #30 on the south coast, about 9 km. east of Selfoss town.
Duration: 9-10 hours
Vehicle: Super Jeep
What to bring: If interest bring hiking gear and/or swimming gear (swimsuit, towels etc.)
Departures: 8:00-8:30 am. in Reykjavik 9:30 am from other locations.
Food: Meals are not included, free to bring light meals with you, stops are made to buy light snacks.
Passengers: Summer min 2 pax ( June, July, August, Sept ). Winter (Oct - May) min 4 pax except 2 pax Saturdays.
Available: All year except in spring when the area is closed (normally closed from mid May to mid June)
Operator: DaytripFactory Partner