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 Reykjavík to the start of your trail and back to Reykjavík from the end of the trail when you are done. You can take as much time for the hike as you please within the pass time frame (15 June – 11 September).
Departures from N1 Gas Station in Hvolsvöllur or Kjörbúðin Supermarket in Hella 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.
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.
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 following routes with our Highland Bus when travelling to and from your trail.
Reykjavík – Þórsmörk or Þórsmörk – Reykjavík (3 Jun – 15 Sep 2022)
Reykjavík – Landmannalaugar or Landmannalaugar – Reykjavík (15 Jun – 11 Sep 2022)
Reykjavík – Skógar or Skógar – Reykjavík (15 Jun – 11 Sep 2022)
Please note that you can not travel back and forth on the same route with the hiking pass
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. You can choose between three different areas within Þórsmörk: Húsadalur (Volcano Huts), 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 labelled.
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.
You do not need to book and pay for baggage transfer for the bags that you bring with on the hike, only if you are sending bags to a different location than you are travelling to.