Hiking in Iceland
In a land filled with geological wonders, an untouched wilderness and vast open spaces, it makes sense that hiking is a favourite activity among the locals. Some of Iceland’s most popular hiking trails are in the south of Iceland, in and around the Þórsmörk area. These trails (e.g. Fimmvörðuháls and Laugavegur) come highly recommended for their extraordinary beauty, glorious views and diversity in landscapes.
Do you want to know more about hiking in the highlands of Iceland? See your complete guide to Iceland's highlands.
The Highland Bus
The green oasis that is Þórsmörk is surrounded by the Iceland highlands, glaciers and glacial rivers and crossing these rivers and tracks is not recommended for regular vehicles. Reykjavik Excursions runs scheduled highland buses daily to and from the most popular hiking trails in the area. Explore your options to buy transfer to and from your designated route.
Departures to Þórsmörk from BSÍ Bus Terminal, Hella or Hvolsvöllur daily between May 26th and September 15th.
Departures to Landmannalaugar and Skógar from BSÍ Bus Terminal, Hella or Hvolsvöllur daily between June 15th and September 11th.
See the Highland Bus schedule here: Highland Bus Schedule - Summer 2023 (pdf)
See the Highland Bus Prices: Highland Bus Prices - Summer 2023 (pdf)
Book in advance to guarantee your seat and the lowest price online!
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 (Volcano Huts), Langidalur or Básar. You don´t need to make a reservation for baggage delivery, you just pay at BSÍ bus terminal or Hvolsvöllur or Hella before departure
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 do not need to book and pay for baggage transfer for the bags that you bring with on the hike, only if you are sending bags to a different location than you are travelling to.