Landmannalaugar

The star attraction is the hot spring which runs right past the campsite. It can get busy at peak times so an early morning visit just after sun up is highly recommended. Don't miss the steaming sulphur pots in the hills behind the camp but watch out for the stench, it can be quite overpowering.

Hiking the nearby mountains is essential. A quick jaunt up the steep peak Bláhnúkur takes a few hours, but offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains in their distinctive orange and green hues. A s of spring 2014, the ice caves at Hranftinnusker have collapsed.

The weather at Landmannalaugur is frequently poor, with persistent light rain and low cloud, or worse, blocking views. Fortunately Icelandic weather is generally changeable, and when the sun does come out, the views are unmatched.