Þórsmörk

Available from 15/6. – 9/9. 2018

Þórsmörk – an oasis of natural birch woods. The valleys of ÞórsmörkLangidalur and Básar, are popular destinations for many travelers, not least among the local population, both in winter and summer.

Þórsmörk is to the north of the treacherous Krossá river with the rivers Markarfljót and Þröngá as boundary still further to the north. Langidalur is the end or the start point of the very popular Laugavegur trekking trail. Básar is to the south of Krossá with the imposing Eyjafjalla- and Mýrdalsjökull galciers’ in its back garden.

Básar give access to the 1000 meter tall Fimmvörðuháls trek over to hamlet Skógar to the south. Both areas count as wonderland for hikers, with endless trails and routes, in countless small valleys and gorges, with delicate birch woods, glacial rivers, crystal-clear brooks and splendid mountain scenery. The landscapes of this charming destination is a series of deep valleys, crisscrossed by numerous fast flowing rivers, fantastic hiking trails and glaciers on three sides.

Þórsmörk is a popular tourist destination. The road to Þórsmörk is an F marked road and therefor it is prohibited to drive in regular rental cars. Campsite facilities or an overnight stay in mountain huts, please book a bus ride and overnight stay in huts in advance.

Daily to Þórsmörk from:

  • Reykjavík at 07:30 and 12:30
  • Hveragerði at 08:35 and 13:35
  • Selfoss at 08:50 and 13:50
  • Hella at 9:20 and 14:20
  • Hvolfsvöllur at 10:00 and 15:00
  • Seljalandsfoss at 11:15 and 15:30


Hiking routes in Básar:

  • Walk the lovely Bólhöfuð circular walk. Start beyond the wardens’ hut and return down the wooden steps behind the lodge.
    Duration: 1 – 1½ hours.
  • Walk up Strákagil and back.
    Duration: 2½ – 3 hours.
  • Ascend Réttarfell.
    Duration: 1½ – 2 hours – longer if you do the full circuit via Álfakirkja.

Hiking routes in Langidalur:

  • Ascend Valahnúkur for a superb 360° view of the glaciers, valley and desert.
    Duration: 1½ – 2 hours.
  • Ascend Valahnúkurand descend to Húsadalur huts – and return by the valley.
    Duration: 2 – 2½ hours.
  • Walk to Húsadalur huts through a lovely valley. Stop for a coffee and return the same way.
    Duration: 2 – 3 hours.
Available daily from 15/6. – 9/9. 2018
To ÞórsmörkBus 1Bus 2Street Address
FromReykjavík, City Hall 07:30 12:30Vonarstræti 4, 101 Reykjavík
Reykjavík, campsite (Laugardalur) 07:45 12:45Sundlaugavegur 32, 105 Reykjavík
Reykjavík, Miklabraut South (Kringlan)08:0013:00Miklabraut 101, 108 Reykjavík
Hveragerði, N1 service station * 08:3513:35Breiðumörk 1, 810 Hveragerði
Selfoss, N1 service station08:5013:50Austurvegur 48, 800 Selfoss
Hella, Árhús & campsite09:1014:10Rangárbakkar 6, 850 Hella
Hella, bus stop09:2514:25Suðurlandsvegur 1, 850 Hella
Hvolfsvöllur, N1 service station10:0015:00Austurvegur 3, 860 Hvolsvelli
Seljalandsfoss10:3015:30
Eyjafjallajökull, Gígjökull11:0016:00
Þórsmörk, Básar (Goðaland)11:4516:45
ToÞórsmörk, Langidalur12:0017:00
Arrival time depends upon road conditions
* Stops only if passengers. Please call:
– Bus 1: 896-5178
– Bus 2: 896-6797
To ReykjavíkBus 1Bus 2Street Address
FromÞórsmörk, Langidalur 14:3018:00
Þórsmörk, Básar (Goðaland)14:4518:15
Eyjafjallajökull, Gígjökull15:1018:40
Seljalandfoss *15:4019:10
Hvolfsvöllur, N1 service station16:0019:30Austurvegur 3, 860 Hvolsvelli
Hella, bus stop16:40 20:10Suðurlandsvegur 1, 850 Hella
Hella, Árhús & campsite16:5020:20Rangárbakkar 6, 850 Hella
Selfoss, N1 service station * 17:20 20:50 Austurvegur 48, 800 Selfoss
Hveragerði, N1 service station * 17:35 21:05 Breiðumörk 1, 810 Hveragerði
Reykjavík, Miklabraut South (Kringlan) 18:10 21:40 Miklabraut 101, 108 Reykjavík
Reykjavík, campsite (Laugardalur) 18:20 21:50 Sundlaugavegur 32, 105 Reykjavík
ToReykjavík, City Hall 18:30 22:00 Vonarstræti 4, 101 Reykjavík
* Stops only if passengers. Please call:
– Bus 1: 896-5178
– Bus 2: 896-5105 for Seljalandsfoss, and 896-6797 for others

ÞÓRSMÖRK 2018

Return faresAdults 16+ 12-15 years**
Hikers bus pass* 14.900 14.900
Reykjavík > Þórsmörk > Reykjavík14.8007.400
Selfoss > Þórsmörk > Selfoss13.400 6.700
Hveragerði > Þórsmörk > Hveragerði13.400 6.700
Hella > Þórsmörk > Hella9.400 4.700
Hvolsvöllur > Þórsmörk > Hvolsvöllur9.400 4.700
Seljalandsfoss > Þórsmörk > Seljalandsfoss9.400 4.700
One way faresAdults 16+ 12-15 years**
Reykjavík > Þórsmörk8.700 4.350
Þórsmörk > Reykjavík 8.700 4.350
Hveragerði > Þórsmörk 7.400 3.700
Þórsmörk > Hveragerði 7.400 3.700
Selfoss > Þórsmörk 7.400 3.700
Þórsmörk > Selfoss 7.400 3.700
Hella > Þórsmörk5.4002.700
Þórsmörk > Hella5.4002.700
Hvolsvöllur > Þórsmörk5.4002.700
Þórsmörk > Hvolsvöllur5.4002.700
Seljalandsfoss > Þórsmörk5.4002.700
Þórsmörk > Seljalandsfoss5.4002.700

* Return fare to and from Reykjavík for hikers on the Laugavegur trail.
** Half fare for 12-15 years in care of adults and free for children 11 years and younger.

 

Additional price for bicycles is kr. 4.000,-. Please note that we can not guarantee space on the bus for bicycles at all times.

We provide transportation of luggage to Básar / Þórsmörk if needed, per package up to 10 kg costs 2.500 kr.- This service is included in the ticked price.

Please note that Landmannalaugar do not offer storage.

 

Terms & Conditions:

Departures: We ask our passengers to arrive at the bus station 15 minutes prior departure.

Change in reservation: If you wish to change your reservation we kindly ask that you give us advance notice, we are very flexible and will help with any alterations or changes you would like to make.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel your trip 24 hours prior to departure we will fully refund your ticket. Pls. note that one unused leg of a return trip is nonrefundable.

Prices & Schedules: TREX reserves the right to change prices in the event of taxes or other cost increases out of our control. Tickets purchased prior to the increase will not be affected by the change. TREX reserves the right to make changes to schedules if needed e.g. in case of bad weather or road condition.

ATTENTION! Please be aware that the huts close on the Laugavegur trekking trail on the 19th of September. Therefore it is not possible to do the trekking after the 19th unless you have a tent.

HIKERS’ BUS PASS

Available from 21/6. – 9/9. 2018

The Hikers’ bus pass is ideal for those who intend to hike in the Laugavegur trekking trail or other hiking trails in this area with different start and end point. The pass guaranties a single transfer from Reykjavík to your starting point at Landmannalaugar or Þórsmörk and back to Reykjavík again – from Landmannalaugar or Þórsmörk. You can take all the time you need for the hike, provided it falls within the passport’s time frame 21/6 – 9/9 2018.

Book your Hikers Buss Pass

There are two marked hiking trails in this area. You can also combine them into one extended hike.

1. Hellismannaleið is a three day hike from a start point at Rjúpnavellir to Landmannalaugar. A walk trough lava fields, moon-like black sands, up hills and down to green valleys.  This is a challenging hike with an elevation increase of 1000m. On day one – hike from Rjúpnavellir to Áfangagil, 17 km and walking time about 7 hours. Day two – from Áfangagil to Landmannahellir, 22 km and walking time about 8 hours. And finally on day three – from Landmannahellir to Landmannalaugar, 17 km and walking time about 6 hours. You can take the Highland bus (at 07:30 or 12:30) from Reykjavík to Rjúpnavellir (arrive at 10:15 or 15:15).

To book accommodation in huts follow the links below:

2. Laugavegur trekking trail is one of the most popular and most traveled hiking trails in the Icelandic highlands. Laugavegur is a 3-4 day 55 km long trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk and is famous for spectacular scenery with colorful mountains and glaciers. The busiest time is in July and August but it is less busy in June and September. Most people start their hike on the more gentle slopes from Landmannalaugar but the more challenging way is to start the hike in Þórsmörk and ascend by a steeper approach and are rewarded with a nice warm bath in the Geothermal pool in Landmannalaugar. You can take the Highland bus (at 07:30 or 12:30) from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar (10:10 or 15:35). Hike from Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker 600m, and from Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn 1100m, with a walking time about 8 hours. Then you hike from Álftavatn to Emstrur 530m, with a walking time about 6 hours and finally from Emstrur to Þórsmörk 200m, walking time about 6 hours.

To book accommodation in huts follow the links below:

TREX also offers guided tours in English and German on the Laugavegur trail for those who prefer luggage transfer, and accommodation with a full board. You can find detailed information about our tours, prices, departures and booking channels here: https://trex.is/laugavegur/

When hiking in Iceland take notice of constant changes in the weather in Iceland.  Be sure to take warm and waterproof outdoor clothing with you, good hiking shoes and a GPS tracking device.

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