Flexible Return Highlands Hiking Pass from Hvolsvollur or Hella to Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals

A sign on the Fimmvorduhals hiking trail shows the distances to Thorsmork nature reserve and a bridge in one direction and Skogar in the other.
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Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
1 hour
All year
Minimum age
10 years old


Traverse two of Iceland's best Highland hiking trails in your own time by purchasing the 'Iceland On Your Own Hiking Pass.' Independent travelers looking to walk the Laugavegur or Fimmvorduhals hiking trail should buy their tickets now.

This hiking pass provides transport from either Hvolsvollur or Hella to the start of your hiking trail and then from the end of the trek back to Hvolsvollur or Hella. Transfers from and to BSI Bus Terminal in Reykjavik are also available.

Travelers can choose to complete one or both hiking trails and should book their transport accordingly.

The Laugavegur hiking trail is a moderate to difficult three to four-day hike between Landmannalaugar mountain and Thorsmork nature reserve. You can complete the 34-mile (54-kilometer) trek in either direction for incredible vistas across gorges, glaciers, and mountains.

If you begin from Hvolsvollur, the bus takes you to Thorsmork to start the hike. At the end of the walk, the bus will take you from Landmannalaugar to Hella. Or, hike the other way, with the bus taking you from Hella to Landmannalaugar to start the trail and from Thorsmork to Hvolsvollur to finish.

The Fimmvorduhals hiking trail is a popular eight to 10-hour trail between Skogafoss waterfall and Thorsmork nature reserve. You can choose to complete it over one or two days in either direction. The bus will take you from Hvolsvollur to Thorsmork or Skogar to start the hike and from your endpoint back to Hvolsvollur after the walk.

The Fimmvorduhals hiking trail is a challenging trek covering 15 miles (25 kilometers) with almost 5000 feet (1400 meters) of elevation gain. The trail follows a pass between the Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers and boasts diverse and breathtaking scenery. Walkers completing the route over two days can stay a night in the Baldvinsskali or Fimmvorduhals hut.

Hikers can choose between the Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals hiking trails, knowing that their outbound and return journeys are sorted. Or, for double the adventure, combine the" two tracks. The “Iceland On Your Own Hiking Pass” includes two bus routes to get you to and from the trail, whether you opt to do one or both hikes.

Those who choose to walk both trails could walk Skogar-Thorsmork-Landmannalaugar with pick up from Hvolsvollur to start the track and drop off in Hella after the walk. Or opt for the other direction. Travelers hiking both trails should allow five to seven days to complete their trek.

Take as much time as you wish to complete your walk within the hiking pass time frame and book your seats after purchasing the pass to secure your preferred dates. You can add camping onto your booking if you wish, and there is a baggage transfer option for those finishing their hike in Landmannalaugar or Thorsmork. 

Don’t miss the chance to take the ultimate hiking adventure in Iceland by booking this flexible hiking transport pass for the Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals hiking trails. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Hiking pass for the Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals hiking trails
Bus transport to the start of the trail and return transport at the end of the trail



What to bring

A printed version of your voucher and seat confirmation to show to the driver

Good to know

Book your seats on the Highland Bus at least 48 hours before your preferred departure.

The driver will cancel the trip 24 hours before departure if there are no bookings.

The hiking pass includes a discount, so you cannot receive a refund in the case of partial use. 

Hikers are responsible for all other aspects of their trek, such as accommodation and hiking supplies.

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