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

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.

DAY TOUR TO ÞÓRSMÖRK

Available daily from 15/6. – 9/9. 2018

You can step on the bus on three bus stops in Reykjavik; at the Reykjavík Town Hall in Vonarstræti 4 at 7:30, at Reykjavik campsite in Laugardalur at 7:45 and at Reykjavik Miklabraut at 8:00. You can also embark the bus in Selfoss (N1 gas station) at 8:50, Hella at 9:25, Hvolfsvöllur at 10:00 and Seljalandsfoss at 10:30.

The bus will take you along the south shore through the fertile green countryside into the remoteness of the Highlands. On the way to Þórsmörk the bus has to stop in villages and towns to pick up passengers. The last stop on the main road is at the food stand at Seljalandsfoss where you can buy lunch packages. After that we head on to rougher roads where the bus has to cross several unbridged rivers.

There are two stops in Þórsmörk, Básar and Langidalur, so you must decide which one you chose to visit. We are scheduled to arrive at 12:00 and depart again at 14:30 and 18:00 from Langidalur – and at 14:45 and 18:15 from Básar. In both places you can choose from various short hikes.

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.
Do we have to book our bus tickets in advance?
 

We recommend that you do, since we can only guarantee a seat on the bus for those who already booked with us.

The buses tend to get full, and when they do we unfortunatelly can not provide transportation for those who haven‘t already booked.

We haven‘t booked our tickets, is it possible for us to buy tickets on the bus?
 

Yes. You can just show up at one of our pickups and speak to the staff on the bus.

If there are available seats you can buy your tickets on the spot. We accept cards and cash.

We need to cancel our booking, what can we do?
 Please send us an email to info@trex.is at least 24 hours prior to departure and we will fully refund your purchase.
We missed our bus, what can we do?
 

You can take another bus with us, free of charge.

Either send us an email to info@trex.is and tell us when you wish to take the bus, or just show up at departure time and ask the staff on the bus if there are available seats for you.

We need to change our booking, what can we do?
 

We are very flexible regarding any alterations you might need us to do on your booking.

Just send us an email to info@trex.is at least 24 hours prior to departure and we will take care of it.

Do you offer transportation of packages to be stored in Þórsmörk / Landmannalaugar?
 

Landmannalaugar: No. Unfortunatelly, Landmannalaugar do not offer storage.

Þórsmörk: Yes. We provide transportation of packages to both Básar and Langidalur, but only for those travelling with us. This service is included in the ticket price.

When is your first trip to Landmannalaugar?
 

We are scheduled to start going there on the 21st of June.

In our experience usually the snow on the road has already melted by then.

However, there is a small possibility that the road won‘t be open yet, in which case we would have to cancel the trip.

We would of course be offering those who had already booked their tickets a couple of alternatives:
– Reschedule, and take our bus to Landmannalaugar on another day instead,
– Reschedule, and take our bus to Þórsmörk instead,
– Get a full refund.

When is your first trip to Þórsmörk?
 On the 15th of June.
When is your last trip to Landmannalaugar / Þórsmörk?
 On the 9th of September.
Can we leave our car in Hella, and where?
 Yes. At the bus stop, Suðurlandsvegur 1 – 850 Hella, next to the service center and Kjarval grocery store.
Can we park our car in Leirubakki, and where?
 Yes. At the parking lot in Leirubakki, Leirubakki – 851 Hella.
We haven‘t booked our tickets, and want to board the bus in a pickup place where you only stop if there are passangers. What can we do?
 

Call our staff on the bus and let them know you wish to take our bus.

Phone number for buses to / from Landmannalaugar:
Please go to https://trex.is/landmannalaugar/ and choose Timetable.

Phone number for buses to / from Þórsmörk:
Please go to https://trex.is/thorsmork/ and choose Timetable.

What is the price for “this” transportation?
 

Price for transportation to / from Landmannalaugar:
Please go to https://trex.is/landmannalaugar/ and choose Rates.

Price for transportation to / from Þórsmörk:
Please go to https://trex.is/thorsmork/ and choose Rates.

What is the street address for “this” pickup place?
 

Pickups to / from Landmannalaugar:
Please go to https://trex.is/landmannalaugar/ and choose Timetable.

Pickups to / from Þórsmörk:
Please go to https://trex.is/thorsmork/ and choose Timetable.

When is the exact time of departure from “this” pickup place?
 

Pickups to / from Landmannalaugar:
Please go to https://trex.is/landmannalaugar/ and choose Timetable.

Pickups to / from Þórsmörk:
Please go to https://trex.is/thorsmork/ and choose Timetable.

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