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
|To Þórsmörk||Bus 1||Bus 2||Street Address|
|From||Reykjavík, City Hall||07:30||12:30||Vonarstræti 4, 101 Reykjavík|
|Reykjavík, campsite (Laugardalur)||07:45||12:45||Sundlaugavegur 32, 105 Reykjavík|
|Reykjavík, Miklabraut South (Kringlan)||08:00||13:00||Miklabraut 101, 108 Reykjavík|
|Hveragerði, N1 service station *||08:35||13:35||Breiðumörk 1, 810 Hveragerði|
|Selfoss, N1 service station||08:50||13:50||Austurvegur 48, 800 Selfoss|
|Hella, Árhús & campsite||09:10||14:10||Rangárbakkar 6, 850 Hella|
|Hella, bus stop||09:25||14:25||Suðurlandsvegur 1, 850 Hella|
|Hvolsvöllur, N1 service station||10:00||15:00||Austurvegur 3, 860 Hvolsvelli|
|Þórsmörk, Básar (Goðaland)||11:45||16:45|
|Arrival time depends upon road conditions|
|* Stops only if passengers. Please call:|
– Bus 1: 896-5178
– Bus 2: 896-6797
|To Reykjavík||Bus 1||Bus 2||Street Address|
|Þórsmörk, Básar (Goðaland)||14:45||18:15|
|Hvolsvöllur, N1 service station||16:00||19:30||Austurvegur 3, 860 Hvolsvelli|
|Hella, bus stop||16:40||20:10||Suðurlandsvegur 1, 850 Hella|
|Hella, Árhús & campsite||16:50||20:20||Rangárbakkar 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|
|To||Reykjavík, 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
|Return fares||Adults 16+||12-15 years**|
|Hikers bus pass*||15.300||7.650|
|Reykjavík > Þórsmörk > Reykjavík||15.200||7.600|
|Selfoss > Þórsmörk > Selfoss||13.800||6.900|
|Hveragerði > Þórsmörk > Hveragerði||13.800||6.900|
|Hella > Þórsmörk > Hella||9.600||4.800|
|Hvolsvöllur > Þórsmörk > Hvolsvöllur||9.600||4.800|
|Seljalandsfoss > Þórsmörk > Seljalandsfoss||9.600||4.800|
|One way fares||Adults 16+||12-15 years**|
|Reykjavík > Þórsmörk||9.000||4.500|
|Þórsmörk > Reykjavík||9.000||4.500|
|Hveragerði > Þórsmörk||7.600||3.800|
|Þórsmörk > Hveragerði||7.600||3.800|
|Selfoss > Þórsmörk||7.600||3.800|
|Þórsmörk > Selfoss||7.600||3.800|
|Hella > Þórsmörk||5.600||2.800|
|Þórsmörk > Hella||5.600||2.800|
|Hvolsvöllur > Þórsmörk||5.600||2.800|
|Þórsmörk > Hvolsvöllur||5.600||2.800|
|Seljalandsfoss > Þórsmörk||5.600||2.800|
|Þórsmörk > Seljalandsfoss||5.600||2.800|
* Return fare from Reykjavík to Þórsmörk, Landmannalaugar or Skógar (info and booking here).
** Half fare for 12-15 years in care of adults – free for children 11 years and younger.
Additional costs: Fee for use of facilities at Þórsmörk is 500 ISK. Fee for the use of a shower is also 500 ISK.
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.
Terms & Conditions
Departures: We ask our passengers to arrive at the bus station at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
Change in reservation: 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.
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 21st of June and the 8th of September 2019.
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 trough 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