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Hiking Pass from Reykjavík

Book your transfer for the popular Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trekking trails here.

Tour code: HB05

Hiking Pass from Reykjavík

Your Hiking Pass in Iceland

The Hiking Pass is the best transfer option for hikers that want to do the most popular point-to-point hiking trails in Iceland. By purchasing the pass, you get a bus transfer from Reykjavík to the starting and end points of either the Laugavegur trail or the Fimmvörðuháls trail. Complete the treks at your own pace and once you are done, you can use the pass for your return ticket back to Reykjavík.

The Laugavegur trail is the most popular hiking trail in the highlands of Iceland. Starting in Landmannalaugar, you hike through volcanic deserts, along hot springs and multi-coloured hills, before ending the trail in the lush oasis of Þórsmörk valley. The hike normally takes 4 days to complete, but with many mountain huts located on the route, it's no problem to spend more or fewer days on the trail or in Þórsmörk. 

The Fimmvörðuháls trail starts in Þórsmörk and ends at Skógar, right by the popular Skógafoss waterfall. It's about 26 km long and gains roughly 1000m (3000 feet) of elevation. The trail takes you through a pass between the glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull, and is renowned for the innumerable waterfalls on the way down to Skógar. The trek is usually done either in a day (8-10 hours) or in 2 days, spending a night in the Fimmvörðuskáli hut. 

With the Hiking Pass, you can choose between doing one of the two amazing treks on your own, or to combine them, which takes usually between 6-7 days.

Please note: Hut accommodation is not included in the price and needs to be pre-booked, especially during high season in July and August.

If you are interested in guided tours on the Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trail, have a look at our selection here.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    The buses going from Reykjavík depart from BSÍ bus station and Reykjavík Campsite Hostel (see schedule)

  • Note

    The Highland Bus is operated by our partners at Reykjavik Excursions

  • Availability

    June - Sept

  • 10

    Minimum age:

    10 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • Return ticket bus fare from Reykjavik to Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar or Skógar

Not Included

  • Hut accommodation

Optional Extras

  • Baggage transfer to Þórsmörk or Landmannalaugar

Practical Information

We kindly ask travellers 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. 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.

The Hiking Passport is a ticket that includes a discount. Therefore, it cannot be refunded if it has been partially used. 

Please note that we charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 Hours or less before event.

Once you check in you will receive a confirmation and a voucher for each route.

TO Landmannalaugar

HB02 from:

15 June - 11 September 2022

Reykjavík (Campsite Hostel) 06:30
Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus Terminal) 07:00
Hella (Kjörbúðin Supermarket) 08:45
Rjúpnavellir 09:20
Landmannalaugar 11:15

FROM Landmannalaugar

HB02a from:

15 June - 11 Sept 2022

Landmannalaugar 15:45
Rjúpnavellir 17:15
Hella (Kjörbúðin Supermarket) 18:00
Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus Terminal) 19:30
Reykjavík (Campsite Hostel) 19:45

TO Þórsmörk

HB01 from: 3 June - 15 Sept 2022 24 June - 28 August 2022
Reykjavík (Campsite Hostel) 06:30 14:30
Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus Terminal) 07:00 15:00
Hella (Kjörbúðin Supermarket) 08:30 16:30
Hvolsvöllur (N1 Gas Station) 09:00* 17:00
Þórsmörk Húsadalur (Volcano Huts) 10:30 18:30 / 19:15
Þórsmörk Langidalur (Ferðafélag Íslands) 11:00 No Stop
Þórsmörk Básar 11:15 19:45

*Change bus in Hvolsvöllur.

FROM Þórsmörk

HB01a from: 3 June - 15 Sept 2022 24 June - 28 August 2022
Þórsmörk Básar (Útivist) 15:00 20:00
Þórsmörk Langidalur (Ferðafélag Íslands) 15:15 20:15
Þórsmörk Húsadalur (Volcano Huts) 16:00 No stop
Hvolsvöllur (N1 Gas Station) 17:40* 22:00
Hella (Kjörbúðin Supermarket) 18:00 22:15
Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus Terminal) 19:30 23:30
Reykjavík (Campsite Hostel) 19:45 00:00

*Change bus in Hvolsvöllur.

TO Skógar

HB03 from:

15 June - 11 Sept 2022

Reykjavík (Campsite Hostel) 06:30
Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus Terminal) 07:00
Hella (Kjörbúðin Supermarket) 08:30
Hvolsvöllur (N1 Gas Station) 09:00
Skógar 09:45

FROM Skógar

HB03a from:

15 June - 11 Sept 2022

Skógar 10:15
Hvolsvöllur (N1 Gas Station) Arrive 11:15 / Depart 17:50
Hella (Kjörbúðin Supermarket) 18:00
Reykjavík (BSÍ Bus Terminal) 19:30
Reykjavík (Campsite Hostel) 19:45