February 22, 2013

Series – Top 10 Drives of a lifetime: #5 The Road to Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Landmannalaugar, the valley - Iceland 1999
The Landmannalaugar area is one of the most amazing places and a popular tourist attractions in the southern highlands of Iceland.
The whole area consists of many geological elements and the very colourful rhyolite mountains and vast lava field surrounding it make this region quite unique.
The volcanic ash and debris covered in beautiful grass, and the moss that covers the land in a green and gold carpet combine together to make some amazing stunning view.
Weather can be quite poor at times but light changes constantly meaning never ending spots of wonderful photo opportunities.
Streams of geothermal and spring water come from under and mix to make streams and pools of just the right temperature for bathing.
The landscape is fairly rough, with many rivers to cross, so four-wheel drive and high-clearance is a must. The region is only accessible in summer and the dates that the roads open vary from year to year.
A mountain lodge, in operation since early 50s, can accommodate many people and has basic amenities. It is located centrally near natural geothermal hot springs, popular with tourists. You can found the spring within walking distance from the lodge and it's surely perfect for a quick dip!

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