The first thing you notice about Landmanalaugar is that it is busy! This is the starting point for most and the end point for others for the trail, it’s where buses ferry people in and out of the national park that don’t have the luxury of their own off road vehicle, therefore there is a lot of people but luckily this doesn't take you away from the fact that the scenery is fantastic.
The mountains display a spectrum of vibrant colours, from lush lime green to a dusty orange and dark grey, not only that but the campsite boasts one of the most amazing natural features I’ve seen, the geothermal pools. As the water up stream is heated by Iceland’s natural geothermal energy it works its way down into a crystal clear pool that can only be described as the best bath you could ever have! Lucky enough I had my Gopro camera with me and managed to squeeze in a quick underwater selfie, the clarity of the water was like nothing I’d seen before.
In the distance are views similar to the images that are advertised when you search the Laugavegur trail, Iceland's famous glacier covered volcano “Eyjafallajokull”, (the one that erupted in 2011 causing huge delays to flight paths) looms over the Porsmork Valley where lime green vegetation covered mountains and volcanoes stand tall out of the deep glacial valleys.