Like everyone else, before travelling to Iceland I read all the reviews and hand picked Magnus as our guide for the Landmannalaugar area. So I knew that he was more than good in his knowledge of the area and so on. Just like all the reviews said , Magnus drove us to beautiful parts of the vast area which included clear blue lakes, rhyolite mountains, craters, geothermal activity and so on. The part that I enjoyed the most was hiking the popular trail. I am a 57 years old and not in great physical shape. I enjoy hiking but able to do only the easy to moderate level. So when Magnus mentioned doing this hike I expressed my limitations. It was mid June and the roads to Landmannalaugar had just opened. The entrance to the popular trail was under snow , so an alternate entrance which requires climbing over rocks had to be used. There was no way I could have done that trail without Magnus’s help and guidance. He knew exactly when I needed help, would show me exactly where to step and even pulled me up over a couple of steep rocks. All the time he made he feel I could have done it on my own (I don’t think I could have). Parts of the trail (some going uphill and some downhill) was still covered in snow. The sights on the trail were simply awesome. Picture perfect. Because of Magnus’s encouragement and ability to guide people like me I was able to see this beautiful land. Had I skipped this hike, I would have kicked myself when I saw the pictures which my husband and son had taken. Fantastic guide and magnificent land.