Þórsmörk – an oasis of natural birch woods. The valleys of Þórsmörk, Langidalur and Básar, are popular destinations for many travelers, not least among the local population.
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 popular Laugavegur trekking trail. Básar is to the south of Krossá – with the imposing Eyjafjalla- and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers 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.
We have daily departures to Þórsmörk from Reykjavík, Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella, Hvolsvöllur and Seljalandsfoss. For detailed information on departures please see our timetable.
On our way to Þórsmörk, we make a short stop in Hvolsvöllur (for about 20 minutes) so our passengers and staff can buy some lunch and go to the restroom.
For more info and booking accommodation in huts at Þórsmörk, please visit the website of the Iceland Touring Association (FÍ): https://www.fi.is/en/mountain-huts/thorsmork-langidalur
|* Stops only if passengers. Please call:
– Bus 1: 896-5178
– Bus 2: 896-6797
|Reykjavík, City Hall||07:30||12:30||Vonarstræti 4|
|Reykjavík, campsite (Laugardalur)||07:45||12:45||Sundlaugavegur 32|
|Reykjavík, Miklabraut South (Kringlan)||08:00||13:00||Miklabraut 100|
|Hveragerði, N1 service station *||08:35||13:35||Breiðamörk 1|
|Selfoss, N1 service station||08:50||13:50||Austurvegur 48|
|Hella, Árhús & campsite||09:10||14:10||Rangárbakkar 6|
|Hella, bus stop||09:25||14:25||Suðurlandsvegur 1|
|Hvolsvöllur, N1 service station||10:00||15:00||Austurvegur 3|
|Þórsmörk, Básar (Goðaland)||11:45||16:45|
|* Stops only if passengers. Please call:
– Bus 1: 896-5178
– Bus 2: 896-5105
|Þórsmörk, Básar (Goðaland)||14:45||18:15|
|Hvolsvöllur, N1 service station||16:00||19:30||Austurvegur 3|
|Hella, bus stop||16:40||20:10||Suðurlandsvegur 1|
|Hella, Árhús & campsite||16:50||20:20||Rangárbakkar 6|
|Selfoss, N1 service station *||17:20||20:50||Austurvegur 48|
|Hveragerði, N1 service station *||17:35||21:05||Breiðamörk 1|
|Reykjavík, Miklabraut South (Kringlan)||18:10||21:40||Miklabraut 100|
|Reykjavík, campsite (Laugardalur)||18:20||21:50||Sundlaugavegur 32|
|Reykjavík, City Hall||18:30||22:00||Vonarstræti 4|
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One way transfers
|Reykjavík||9.000 ISK||15.200 ISK|
|Hveragerði||7.600 ISK||13.800 ISK|
|Selfoss||7.600 ISK||13.800 ISK|
|Hella||5.600 ISK||9.600 ISK|
|Hvolsvöllur||5.600 ISK||9.600 ISK|
|Seljalandsfoss||5.600 ISK||9.600 ISK|
|Hikers Bus Pass *||15.300 ISK|
* Hikers Bus Pass: Ideal for those who intend to hike in the Laugavegur trail, the Fimmvörðuháls trail – or both! The pass guaranties a transfer from Reykjavík to your starting point at Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar or Skógar – and back to Reykjavík from the end-point of your hike.
Book your Hikers Bus Pass here.
Bicycles: Unfortunetelly we can not guarantee transportation of bicycles in advance, as it depends on if we have room in the luggage compartment. When available, additional price is 4.000 ISK per bike.
Packages: We provide transportation of packages to Þórmörk Básar and Þórsmörk Langidalur for those travelling with us. This service is included in the ticket price. Note that Landmannalaugar do not offer storage of packages.
Teenagers & Children: 12-15 years old get 50% discount in care of adults. Children 11 years and younger travel for free in care of adults.
Terms & Conditions:
Departures: We ask our passengers to arrive at the bus station at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
Change booking: Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with at least 24 hours advance and we will help with any alterations you wish to make to your booking.
Cancellation policy: Please send an email to email@example.com with at least 24 hours advance and we will fully refund your purchase.
Arrival time: Exact time of arrival may be effected by road conditions.
Schedules: We reserve the right to make changes to schedules if needed e.g. in the unlikely event of a weather storm.
The Hikers’ bus pass is ideal for those who intend to hike in the Laugavegur trail, the Fimmvörðuháls trail – or both!
The pass guaranties a single transfer from Reykjavík to your starting point at Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar or Skógar – and back to Reykjavík from the end-point of your hike. You can take all the time you need for the hike, provided it falls within the passports’ time frame between the 15th of June and the 10th of September 2020.
Book your Hikers bus pass here.
There are three marked hiking trails in the area covered by the Hikers pass. You can also combine them into one extended hike.
1. Hellismannaleið is a three day hike from Rjúpnavellir to Landmannalaugar. The walk takes you through lava fields, moon-like black sands, up hills and down, and to green valleys. This is a challenging hike with an elevation increase of 1000 meters.
Day one: From Rjúpnavellir to Áfangagil, 17 km – walking time about 7 hours.
Day two: From Áfangagil to Landmannahellir, 22 km – walking time about 8 hours.
Day three: From Landmannahellir to Landmannalaugar, 17 km – walking time about 6 hours.
You can take the Highland bus at 07:30 or 12:30 from Reykjavík to Rjúpnavellir, arriving at 10:15 or 15:15.
To book accommodation in huts follow the links below:
– Rjúpnavellir – https://www.booking.com/hotel/is/rjupnavellir-4.html
– Áfangagil – http://www.afangagil.is/
– Landmannahellir – http://www.landmannahellir.is/english/index1.htm
– Landmannalaugar – https://www.fi.is/en/mountain-huts/landmannalaugar
2. The Laugavegur trail is one of the most popular and most traveled hiking trails in the Icelandic highlands. The 55 km long trail between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk is famous for spectacular scenery with colorful mountains and glaciers. Most people start their hike on the more gentle slopes from Landmannalaugar – but the more challenging way is to start the hike in Þórsmörk, ascending by a steeper approach and ending the hike with a rewarding warm bath in the Geothermal pool in Landmannalaugar.
Day one: From Landmannalaugar to Hrafntinnusker, 12 km – walking time about 4-5 hours.
Day two: From Hrafntinnusker to Álftavatn, 12 km – walking time about 4-5 hours.
Day three: From Álftavatn to Emstrur, 16 km – walking time about 6-7 hours.
Day four: From Emstrur to Þórsmörk, 15 km – walking time about 6-7 hours.
You can take the Highland bus at 07:30 or 12:30 from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar, arriving at 11:45 or 16:45 – or join our all inclusive guided Laugavegur trek (info and booking here).
For more info and booking accommodation in huts on the Laugavegur trail, please visit the website of the Iceland Touring Association (FÍ): https://www.fi.is/en/hiking-trails/laugavegur
3. The Fimmvörðuháls trail is a 22 km one or two day hike from Skógar to Þórsmörk. This is a steep and difficult hike for experienced hikers only .
Day one: From Skógar to Þórsmörk, 22 km – walking time about 9-10 hours.
For more info and booking accommodation in huts on the Fimmvörðuháls trail, please visit the website of the Iceland Touring Association (FÍ): https://www.fi.is/en/hiking-trails/fimmvorduhals