Driving and River Crossing to Landmannalaugar

Have a safe and convenient travel to Landmannalaugar.

Landmannalaugar, being one of the more popular tourist spots for hiking aficionados, enjoys its influx of tourists between the months of June and September. After September, all the roads are closed in preparation for the change in weather. One may ride the bus or rent their own vehicle on the way to Landmannalaugar. Driving your own or rented transportation is most convenient as you can adjust the pace of your travel but it can also be quite a disadvantage especially if you’re unfamiliar with the terrain. If you plan to drive to visit this national park, here are some tips to ensure safety all the time.

First and foremost, you should be very knowledgeable about the road and routes to Landmannalaugar. A GPS or map may be helpful but a little bit of researching about the road condition would be most advantageous. To get to the area, you have to cross several rivers. This alone merits a thorough check up of the vehicle you’ll be using to make sure that it is in tip top shape especially since the weather dictates how rough or calm the waters may be. Do not attempt to cross the river if the current seem strong as it may detrimental to your safety. You may end up stranded with a dead engine in the middle of a raging river if you’ll push your way. During peak season, more than a handful of tourists travel to Landmannalaugar so if you’re lucky, you’ll catch two or three vehicles trying to cross the rivers as well. Listen to what they think is the best solution. However, if the waters are calm, getting from one side to another is a cinch, as shown by the video taken by several travelers on the way to Landmannalaugar.

Landmannalaugar is truly a spectacular place to visit with its breathtaking view of the mountains. It will make you feel closer to nature. But everyone’s safety is of utmost importance so make sure that you are armed not only with good camping and hiking gear to be used during the exploration, but with a vehicle that’s in perfect condition to tackle the challenging road situation and treacherous rivers.