Highlands are define quite simply as mountainous regions or elevated mountain plateau's. Given its volcanic nature Iceland has no shortage of mountainous regions and traveling to them can offer up some of the most stunning and beautiful sights that the world has to offer.
One does not simply walk to the highlands though and traveling to these area will often require some serious hiking or employing the use of specially modified vehicles in order to reach them. When you do reach them though you will have your breath taken away, thanks to the volcanic nature of the island the mountains of the highlands are composed of a number of minerals and metals that cause them to appear in an explosion of colors that will dance across your eyes.
Further to all this stunning nature the highlands are also known for being home to a number of geothermal pools and rivers so don't forget a swimsuit as you may be able to take a dip in one of these pools.
Landmannalaugar is one of the most popular highland destinations for tourists. It is located on the northern end of the Laugevegur hiking trail and is popular not only as a destination in its own right but also as a starting point for several other multi day tours through the highlands. The mountains here are dense with a mineral called rhyolite which is what causes the dazzling array of colors that the area is well known for. its name translates to "The peoples pools" and it gets that name because of all of the aforementioned geothermal pools.