Most of the centre of Iceland is covered by a largely uninhabitable volcanic desert plateau 400 - 500 metres above sea level. This area was formed during the last ice age where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. If geothermal activity, rhyolite mountains and natural hot springs are your vision of Iceland then be sure to visit the Highlands. This area is also home to Þórsmörk (Thor's forest) natural reserve, one of the very few places in Iceland where we find trees, Landmannalaugar in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve and the world-renowned hiking trail Laugavegur. A playground of fabulous hikes, hot springs, lava fields and volcanic craters is waiting for you.