Reykjavik Tours
Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano / guided private tour

Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano / guided private tour

By Mountain Taxi
per group (up to 4)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99
Duration: 9–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Food and drinks

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Keflavik Intl Airport, 235 Keflavikurflugvollur Iceland
      • Reykjavik Domestic Airport, Reykjavik Iceland
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Harbor in Reykjavik, 43X6+X88, Sculpture & Shore Walk, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infant seats available
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14334P16

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 14334P16

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          Last June we stopped in Reykjavik on our way home from the UK and were there for 48 hours. Mountain Taxi was such a great way to spend the full day we were there! Our daughters were 12 and 9 and our guide, Bekki (sp?) was wonderful with them. He was knowledgeable and funny, and spoke English perfectly. We saw all the golden circle sites in addition to going on top of a glacier! We could fill our water bottles with glacier water and our daughters were just talking about that the other day. I can’t recommend this tour more, and I’m sorry I’ve been so delayed with it!
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        • stevyna2023
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mountain taxi were brilliant from start to finish. Booking and communication was clear and accurate. The super jeep and snowmobiling tour was amazing and the guide made the day! Thank you for looking after us!
          Written September 2, 2023
        • Jonathan A
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          Written May 24, 2023
        • Y816NFkylec
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Way to Experience Iceland, Especially in Winter
          So for our honeymoon, my wife and I decided to come out to Iceland for the winter, in hopes that we might see the Northern Lights. We stayed in Reykjavik the first few days, and slowly everything was getting cancelled due to the crazy blizzards and weather. When we were ready to go drive down to Vik, Kristjan picked us up in his truck and single handedly saved the entire trip. He was very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable about the history of everything with Iceland and knew all the best spots to see. Importantly, he was extremely safe on the treacherous roads, and highly experienced with any of the weather and conditions that faced us. More importantly, he had made our desire come try by helping us see the Northern Lights. I am now convinced that the Northern Lights are not based on luck, but perseverance of the cold weather, and patience for breaking in the cloud cover, as one night Kristjan casually remarked, "I think we will get the lights tonight" and he was right. Do yourself a favor, and do not bother with renting a car, you will likely get trapped on the side of the road, while someone else is having an amazing experience with Mountain Taxi. 30 years of experience will make a huge difference, even if you have him booked for just 3 hours.
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        • Miles-Moore C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          a great day explorin; to fill hearts and minds
          What an amazing experience. Travelling through such an amazing landscape with a man who knows and understands it so well. We learned so much. No question went unanswered from power station design to glacial erosion and from Sagas to Nobel Laureates. Local knowledge at its best from a man who has explored and experienced so much. The truck itself was amazing..comfortable stylish and able to reach the most unlikely and beautiful places. Thank you Kristjàn for such a great day. We were lucky to have you for the day..
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        • SiliconValleyTravlr
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          Personal service, stunning views of Iceland
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          Written December 31, 2022
        • PSG3651
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent in every way!
          We had an extraordinary sojourn to Iceland! Our quality experience was largely due to the skill, professionalism and genial manner of Kristjan, the owner of Mountain Taxi, our trip-long guide and driver. His wide-ranging knowledge of the country’s history; culture, terrain and all that it has to offer, is infectious. We explored the western peninsula, then travelled southward and eastward as far as the Glacial Lagoon, traversing lava fields, rivulets, black sand beaches, basalt columns, waterfalls and glaciers. Kristjan’s constant monitoring of changing weather conditions and the limited daylight enabled us to maximize the journey. Our trip began with the excellent planning of Bjork, Kristjan’s wife and partner at Mountain Taxi. She patiently helped construct a complex itinerary based on our wish-list of destinations. She also booked our hotels. We thank Kristjan and Bjork for providing a memorable experience for our family. We recommend them highly and without reservation. Nathan and Patricia for our Garland family of 7.
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        • Firewallphotography
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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        • luisarturog958
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          Written April 22, 2022
        • RUTHANDPAULLondon
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing - more than 5 stars.
          Amazing must do experience when in Iceland. We had a fantastic trip over 2 different days with Kristian. He was incredibly friendly, knowledgable and a very safe driver in a huge truck in snowy conditions. He adapted our tour as we went along making the most of our time and adjusting to weather conditions. We would Highly Recommend.
          Written February 27, 2022
        • James S
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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          Written January 10, 2022
        • Scott T
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must do trip
          Amazing trip, amazing service, a great knowledgeable driver, had some great facts and thankfully driving skills!!! Very comfortable ride... a must do trip!!
          Written March 14, 2020
        • Louise K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Three brilliant days out in our super jeep!
          Myself, my husband and our two boys (11 & 12) spent three amazing days on private tours with our fantastic guide, Gisli. We did the South Coast, Golden Circle and In a Nutshell tours and they all included great content/locations. Gisli was incredibly knowledgeable about the landscape and history of the country and an all-round great guy/guide! The experience of touring Iceland in our 'monster truck' was just brilliant and highly recommended by the whole family!
          Written February 25, 2020
        • Richardj21090907
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        Richmond, UK22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2021
        We hired a superjeep for the day (family of 4 - kids are 13 and 10) because I fancied a day off driving and we figured a big 4x4 could get us to some interesting places. We were absolutely blown away by the experience. Kristjan picked us up on time from our hotel in a hilariously massive custom engineered hulk of a truck. We couldn't stop laughing at first. We spent the next 9 hours awestruck by the volcanoes, mountains, waterfalls and moonscapes of Hekla, Landmannalaugur, and Fjallabaki. Kristjan was friendly, funny, informative, and great with the kids. He was constantly tailoring the trip to our needs and pace. We did a couple of mini hikes (one at, fairly crowded, Landmannalaugur and one in a spot so quiet, remote, and beautiful that we could not believe it). I couldn't have hoped to tackle even a third of the trip in my rental SUV. It was the highlight of our 12 night trip to Iceland. Faultless.
        Written August 16, 2021
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