South Coast Passport is a popular passport to travel the along the south coast to enjoy Iceland’s most visited tourist attraction. This is an unguided HopOn-HopOff bus passport. You can take your time to travel as long as you stay within the operation timeframe from July 1st to August 31st.
The Passport is valid for a return trip from Reykjavík to the Glacier lagoon and back again to Reykjavík. You can hop on and off the bus at any bus stop you choose for a stay overnight or more. The bus stops at towns, small villages and other interesting sites along the South Coast. Our first stop is in Hveragerði, sometimes called 'The Flower Town', which is known for the usage of the geothermal energy in greenhouses and geothermal hiking sites.
Our next stop is in the thriving community hub, Selfoss, with many restaurants and cafés. The small tourist village Hella is next. Hella is a centre for travellers that are interested in highland hiking.
There it is an option to hop off the bus and buy a bus fare to the unique highland destinations of Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. Seljalandsfoss waterfall is a well worth overnight stop at the campsite. There you will find many short and long hiking trails into gully’s and of course the famous path behind the waterfall.
Our next stop is at Skógar by the magnificent Skógafoss waterfall. We stop for nearly an hour by Skógafoss waterfall which gives time to walk up to the waterfall and take in its power. By Skógafoss is a camping place so you can also spend a night or two there. From Skógar, we head on to Kirkjubæjarklaustur village.
Kirkjubæjarklaustur is a place well worth spending a night or two at the campsite or book accommodation in a hotel. This is a picturesque site with many hiking trails, and its history is very alluring. The National Park Skaftafell is next. Skaftafell is embraced by glaciers and offers exceptional landscapes.
From Skaftafell you can take the bus to the breathtaking Glacier lagoon and stop there for two hours. Please note that there are no camping facilities by the Glacier lagoon, so you must return with the bus to Skaftafell, Kirkjubærklaustur or further. Feel the Freedom of the passport and put up your own itinerary.
This is a Hop on and Off bus transfer. The passport is valid for a return trip from Reykjavík along the South coast of Iceland to the Glacier lagoon and back. You can not backtrack with this passport.