Located in the center of Iceland, the Highlands region is an uninhabited area made up of mountains and plateaus. To enjoy a quiet retreat and observe all of nature’s colors in one place, hike the spectacular Landmannalaugar, which is especially enjoyable between June and September. This is when the mountains become adorned with red, yellow, green, and ochre, and the peaks of some volcanoes, such as Bláhnúkur, are covered with blue glaciers.
For a soothing break, admire these landscapes while relaxing in a natural hot spring. Then, visit the nearby Þórsmörk Reserve, which translates to "Thor's Forest". This reserve is home to some of the most abundant vegetation in the country and it is where you can walk among birch trees and fields of volcanic moss. This region also has one of the most active volcanoes on the planet.
Be sure to stroll through Nýidalur and discover the Hekla volcano. The most recent eruption was in 2000, but don't worry, you won’t wake the volcano up during your climb. The crater is constantly monitored by scientists and access is restricted at the slightest sign of volcanic activity.See more