Hiking Pass from Reykjavik One-day tour
Our partner: Reykjavik Excursions
Our partner: Reykjavik Excursions
See the Highland Bus Schedule 2021 (pdf)
The Iceland On Your Own Hiking Pass is a great option for the adventurous traveller, as it is the ideal way to experience two of Iceland´s most popular hiking routes on your own. You simply purchase one pass and with it you get a bus transfer from Reykjavík to the start of your trail and back to Reykjavík from the end of the trail when you are done. Please note that travelling back and forth on the same bus route is not available. You can take as much time for the hike as you please within the pass time frame (16 June – 5 Sepember).
Departures from N1 Gas Station in Hvolsvöllur are also available. Please note that you need to contact us to book your seat after purchasing your Hiking pass. If no passengers are booked 24 hours before a departure, the trip will be cancelled.
The Laugavegur hiking trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland and a favourite among the locals. The hike usually starts in Landmannalaugar and from there it is a 3-4 days hike to Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) nature reserve. This trail is a feast for the eyes, with diverse geological wonders, valleys, glaciers, mountains and unmatchable views.
Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is another extremely popular route and during the last few years it has become something of a hit. One of the reasons for its popularity is the volcanic eruption that took place in the middle of the trail in 2010. The trail runs between the ever popular Skógafoss waterfall and the glorious Þórsmörk nature reserve. The hike takes you through a pass between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull and takes about 8-10 hours to complete, depending on the hiker’s pace. Travellers can even do the hike in 2 days, spending a night in the hut on Fimmvörðuháls along the way.
For experienced hikers, a combination of these two hiking trails is also an option. To hike all the way from Landmannalaugar to Skógar or vice versa, we recommend 5-7 days.
The Hiking Pass is valid for 2 of the 3 following routes with our Highland Bus when travelling to and from your trail.
Reykjavík – Þórsmörk/Þórsmörk – Reykjavík (16 Jun – 5 Sep 2021)
Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar/Landmannalaugar – Reykjavík (16 Jun – 5 Sep 20201)
Reykjavík – Skógar/Skógar – Reykjavík (16 Jun – 5 Sep 2021)
For travellers that end their hiking trail in Þórsmörk or Landmannalaugar, we offer baggage transfer for a small fee. You can choose between three different areas within Þórsmörk: Húsadalur, Langidalur or Básar. You can add baggage as an extra when you book the Highland Pass.
The baggage transfer is limited to a backpack, box, or a cabin size bag plus a sleeping bag (Maximum luggage size excluding the sleeping bag: 55x40x20 cm, maximum weight: 10 kg). Please make sure that items are in a waterproof bag and are properly labeled.
Please note that depending on the delivery location the baggage might be placed in an unattended room or a trailer until picked up. Reykjavik Excursions assumes no responsibility for baggage after it is dropped off, but in the Icelandic highlands, this shouldn’t really be a problem.
You can add camping as an extra when booking the Highland Pass. Please note that camping is priced per person. We offer camping in collaboration with the following parties:
- Volcano Huts - Húsadalur in Þórsmörk (2.600 ISK per person)
- Ferðafélag Íslands (FÍ) - Langidalur in Þórsmörk (2.000 ISK per person)
- Ferðafélag Íslands (FÍ) - Landmannalaugar (2.000 ISK per person)
A printed version of this voucher to show to the driver and a confirmation that you have booked a seat.
We kindly ask travelers to book their seats on the Highland Bus at least 48 hours before departure so that we can arrange the right-sized vehicle for each group or cancel the trip if there are no seat requests. Your seat is not guaranteed until you you send us an email to book a seat. To book a seat, please send an email to ioyo(at)re.is with your booking number, your preferred dates, departure and arrival location as well as departure time. Please note that the bus might be fully booked on your preferred departure even with the 48-hour notice, the sooner you send an email requesting a seat, the more availability.
Thorsmork nature reserve is undeniably one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland located between three glaciers. A truly magical place to visit, with arctic vegetation, wonderful rock formations and surroundings where the Icelandic mythology of elves and trolls comes to life.
Landmannalaugar is a natural pearl hidden in the highlands. You will find diverse landscapes, hot and cold springs, multi-coloured mountains and amazing lava fields. It´s the ideal site for hikers as the possibilities are almost endless.
Skógafoss waterfall is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 25 meters (82 ft.) Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a rainbow is very often visible on a sunny day