Dwarfed by its surroundings, the mountain hut at Landmannalaugar ("The People's Pools") marks the northern end of the Laugavegur hiking trail and sits at the edge of the Laugahraun lava field, formed by an eruption around the year 1477. Landmannalaugar is a truly rare area, both geologically and aesthetically and is best knows for its natural geothermal baths. For centuries, it has served as an area of shelter and respite for weary travelers.