Welcome to Landmannalaugar
Part of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Landmannalaugar (600m above sea level) includes the largest geothermal field in Iceland outside the Grímsvötn caldera in Vatnajökull. Its multihued peaks are made of rhyolite – a mineral-filled lava that cooled unusually slowly, causing those intense pigments. It is as though you've stepped into a watercolour painting.
The area is the official starting point for the famous Laugavegurinn hike, and there are also some excellent day hiking opportunities, plus a natural pool.