Visit Leirubakki & Rjupnavellir | One-Way Bus Ticket to the Highlands

Visit Leirubakki & Rjupnavellir | One-Way Bus Ticket to the Highlands
Enjoy some fine dining during your time at Leirubakki & Rjúpnavellir.
Leirubakki & Rjúpnavellir will reveal a new side of Iceland to you.
A bus ticket to the Highlands is a great transportation option for visitors without their own vehicle.
Leirubakki & Rjúpnavellir are known for their amazing hiking and horse riding trails.
Enjoying one of Iceland's many hot tubs.
Enjoy some fine food complimented with some incredible scenery.

Grab yourself a one-way bus ticket to the regions Rjúpnavellir and Leirubakk, two areas renown for their eclectic, scenic hiking trails and unbelievable landscapes. 

Rjúpnavellir and Leirubakki are part of a hikers' bus tour which goes from Reykjavík, the Icelandic capital, three times a day. These places are extremely beautiful to hike, sightsee and capture landscape photography. 

It is also important to note that you can get off the bus anywhere and get aboard from another location, making this an easy and accessible way to journey across the country. Stops on this bus journey include Reykjavík, Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella, Leirubakki, Rjúpnavellir, Landmannahellir and Landmannalaugar.

The unspoilt nature is a great attraction, and sometimes people describe it as hiking on the moon! Leirubakki has a great cultural history and is now a popular horse-breeding place. Tourists love the place and they have been visiting since the 80´s.

Rjúpnavellir is a beautiful and extremely tranquil place. From your vantage point, you'll have a clear perspective over the volcano, Hekla, as well as the mountainous Central Highlands. Landmannalaugar is without a doubt the most popular place in the Icelandic highlands, a popular destination for hiking and riding horses. 

On Rjúpnavellir they have a tourist office you could use for bigger groups, celebrations, day-tours, kayaking and more. Truly, the opportunities are endless as to what can be done. 

For instance, the lake Veiðivötn has been extremely popular for fishing over the years, whilst if you are a bird-watcher, binoculars should be an essential part of your kit bag. Rjúpnavellir is also a popular break-spot for riding tours thanks to its versatile trails.  This is just as true for those interested in ATVs and dirtbikes.  If you want to go swimming, they have a great pool at Laugalandsskóli, boasting jacuzzis and a steam room.

So hurry now and secure your spot on this fantastic and easily accessible one-way bus ride into the heart of the Icelandic Highlands. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Attractions: Highlands, Reykjavík, Landmannalaugar
Pickup information:

    Please see the departure time for each location in the list under 'Good to Know'.

    • Bus fare

    • Return Ticket

    • Lunch and Dinner

    • Guidance

    What to bring:
    • Warm Clorthes

    • Sturdy Hiking Shoes

    • Wind/Rainproof Outerwear

    • Snacks and Drinks.

    Good to know:

    Please see the departure time for each departure point here below. Note that children and teenagers 17 years old or younger ride for free. Please be at your bus stop on time, preferably at the bus stop/station 15 mins before departure.


    Reykjavík, Hallgrímskirkja - 07:00, 11:30

    Reykjavík, City Hall - 07:10, 11:40

    Reykjavík, Campsite Laugardalur - 07:20, 11:50

    Reykjavík, Kringlan, 10-11 Shop on Miklabraut - 07:30, 12:00

    Hveragerði, Campsite - 08:05, 12:35

    Selfoss, N1 service station - 08:20, 12:50

    Hella, Árhús campsite - 08:45, 13:10 Bus stop: 08:50, 13:15

    Leirubakki - 09:30, 13:55

    Rjúpnavellir - 10:00, 14:05

    Arrival at Landmannahellir is at 11:10 and 15:35

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    Free cancellation
    Free pickup
    No credit card fees
    No booking fees