One of the natural pearls
between the Glaciers
Hofsjökull and Langjökull
Enjoy the red volcanic rhyolit
stone the mountains
are composed of
Heaven for photographers
Extremely colorful area
Take a hike in
Warm up in
a natural hot spring
red, yellow and green
Highlands of Kerlingarfjöll – Day Tour
Kerlingarfjöll are one of the natural pearls of Iceland, located in the highlands, between the Glaciers Hofsjökull and Langjökull in the center of Iceland.
The name Kerlingarfjöll means ‘Old Woman’s Mountain’, a name inspired by ancient folk tales. It is said that an old troll lady was caught out by the sunrise and therefore turned to stone. You can still see her silhouette carved in the 25 m high tuff stone pillar at Kerlingartindur peak.
Kerlingarfjöll is a 1,477 m (4,846 ft)) tall mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland. They are part of a large tuya volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi) which was active some 70.000 – 300.000 years ago.. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area, as well as red volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed of. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green making the area extremely colorful and heaven for photographers.
Discover Wild Iceland is, one of Iceland’s leading Super Jeep Private Tours companies that offers day tours to Kerlingarfjöll, combined with an afternoon at the famous Geysir and Gullfoss at a time of day when other tourist traffic is low.
It is said that every nature photographer in Iceland has to go to Kerlingarfjöll due to the endless photo ops and the amazing colors.
Prices are per tour not per person – up to 3 passengers.
Please note we don’t provide extra passengers to fill up the 3 passenger quote, the tour is private to your group. If more than 3 passengers contact us for quote.
In Reykjavík / Reykjanes from hotel or guesthouse around 8:00
Meals, Entrance fees
Lunch can be bought on the way.
10 – 12 hours.
c.a. June – Sept/Oct
Hiking shoes, dress warm because the weather in Iceland can change in matter of minutes. Bring your swimwear and towel if you want to swim at Kerlingarfjöll natural pond.