One of the most popular and most beautiful areas of hot water in Iceland is called Landmannalaugar. It is situated in the highlands at the food of Rainbow Mountains and Laugahraun lava fields. Here is the starting (or ending) point of Laugavegur trek connecting Landmannalaugar and Thórsmörku (Þórsmörk). The hot water in the river merges with cold brook so you can easily find the perfect temperature for yourself. There is a campsite here in the summer months where you can spend the night and prepare yourself for the Lauarvegur (or take a rest after finishing it). Please don´t try to look for hotels or so, you cannot find anything like this here. Just pure nature. And it is well worth it to come here.
If you intend to take the Laugavegur hiking trail, then read all you want to know about the trek and mountain huts here.
How to get to Landmannalaugar:
There are 3 possible ways on how to get to Landmannalaugar
1) F26 – F208 is probabyl the most used one. Even though this road is marked as ‘4×4 only’, when you are really careful and the soil is dry, you can make it with a standard 2WD (I saw here Renault Clio, Toyota Yaris aso.), until the parking lot befor the river crossing (GPS: 63.995354, -19.060389). There is a bridge for pedestrians to cross the river. If you are going this way, do not miss Walley of Tears – Sigöldugljúfur.
2) The other option on how to come from the west is to come via F225. This is quite easy and maintained road to come from, but there are some streams to cross.
3) From the east via F208. Here is quite a lot of rivers to cross.
4) Bonus tip: Fourth option is come on foot from Þórsmörk via Laugarvegur
GPS coordinates of Landmannalaugar: 63.992294, -19.062571 Take me there!
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