Page 3 - Landmannalaugar

(Trips to Iceland - June 2000 and June 2002)


On the road to Landmannalaugar, this sign left us perplexed... Who should we ask to observe us as we cross ?
Should we first cross on foot before crossing with the car ?
Is the red color of our wind jackets bright enough to fulfill the safety requirements?

We cross anyway...




The road to Landmannalaugar
from the South is beautiful :

many lakes, and white sand !


(below) The Ljotipollur lake is nested in a crater

- as we might have guessed -


and - would you believe it ? - the water is blue, and the shores of the crater are red...

It is said that many trouts live here...
(rainbow trouts ?)




At the end of Landmannalaugar Valley, we find essentially a hut (with a natural swimming pool, in the open - we have been told that the custom is to bathe naked...).

This is the starting point of the renowned Landmannalaugar to Porsmörk trek : a classic.


Surprising landscape, animated by the sun which races behind the clouds...





The ascent of Brennisteinsalda, which overlooks the hut, and whose base is hemmed with fumaroles, is also the starting path of the Porsmörk trek.

After crossing a lava field - with enormous obsidian blocks - we climb to dominate an astonishing landscape of rhyolite mountains, whose relief is enhanced by the June snow.


And here are the volcanic formations which have - it is said - given rise to the legend of the trolls...

But is it really a legend ?



Some practical information
Jökulsarlon - Page1
Jökulsarlon - Page2
Arnastrapi - Latrabjarg