I’m a Seattle software engineer who loves to take photos. My daughter and I went on a day tour with Skarphéðinn Þráinsson (Skarpi) to Landmannalaugar. The views were unforgettable!
Landmannalaugar is in the central highlands of Iceland. This Summer only location becomes accessible around the end of June. Access before this time is prohibited due to the Winter thawing which makes the roads very fragile.
The main feature of Landmannalaugar is the painterly clay mountains which get their colours from the geothermal steam vents. The name translates to Public swimming pool in the landscape. Indeed ther eis a swimming area frequented by visitors to Landmannalaugar.
You need an experienced guide to take you to some of the Landmannalaugar viewpoint included here.