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Hiking Pass from Hvolsvöllur - Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls

Certified Operator     Tour Operator: Reykjavik Excursions         Travel method: Bus     Region: South

 See the Highland Bus Schedule 2020 (pdf) .  

Your Hiking Pass in Iceland

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 Hvolsvöllur to the start of your trail and back to Hvolsvöllur 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 (26 June – 16 August).

Departures from BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavik 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. 

Hiking Laugavegur

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.

Hiking Fimmvörðuháls

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.

Hiking Laugavegur & Fimmvörðuháls

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 Highland Bus

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 (route operated 26 June – 16 August 2020)
  • Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar/Landmannalaugar – Reykjavík (route operated 26 June – 16 August 2020)
  • Reykjavík – Skógar/Skógar – Reykjavík (route operated 26 June 2020 – 16 August 2020)

Baggage transfer to Þórsmörk or Landmannalaugar

For travellers that end their hiking trail in Þórsmörk or Landmannalaugar, we offer baggage transfer for a small fee. In Þórsmörk, you can choose between three different destinations 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.

Camping Grounds

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)

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Important information

A printed version of this voucher to show to the driver and a confirmation that you have booked a seat. 


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@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.

 If no passengers are booked 24 hours before departure, the trip will be cancelled. 

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

  Meeting Point Information

Hvolsvöllur - Lava Centre
Austurvegi 12-14, 860 Hvolsvollur, Iceland

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