Landmannalaugar is definitely your best gift. You will have access to incredible landscape and far view from volcanoes and valleys. The pad was quite easy and difficult in some areas, recommended to have energy drinks and energy food. Take gloves with you because is quite windy on the top and start to be warm when you go down. Have charge your phone, you will need lot of space and time to enjoy the fantastic trip. Just do it!
The mountains are amazing with so many colours, peace and quiet. After long trekking you can take a relaxing break in hot springs near hostel. The road which leads to it quite rough but the landscapes compensate the hardships of a journey. One of the most beautiful places in Iceland.
We did our Tour with Landmannalaugar Tours. Easily booked online, pick up like arranged at the hotel, more than on time. Small group of 6 with a great guide (Jon son of Thor 🙂 ). Interesting local and geological knowledge. We went for a cup of coffee afterwards and he had some good recommendations about trips to do. He made us do a lovely hiking trip. Nice half day activity.
Leon B Brooklyn, New York