The Golden Hikers Bus Pass | Return Bus Ticket to the Highlands

The Golden Hikers Bus Pass | Return Bus Ticket to the Highlands
Discover the Icelandic Highlands at your own pace with an open bus ticket.
Trek through the diverse landscapes of the Icelandic highlands with the Golden Hikers Bus Pass
See distance glaciers on a hike through the Icelandic Highlands.
Visit the majestic Skógafoss waterfall with the Golden Hikers Bus Pass.
Travel past colourful mountains of the Icelandic Highlands with The Golden Hikers Bus Pass.
Discover the interior of Iceland with a trek through the highlands.

Explore the magical highlands of Iceland at your own pace with the Golden Hikers Bus Pass. Hike the famous Laugavegur trail, the Fimmvörðuháls trek, to Skógar area or Fjallabak region; the choice is yours with the Golden Hikers Bus Pass. Independent travellers looking to explore off the beaten path should not miss this opportunity.

The ticket is a one-time return ticket between the city and some of South Iceland's most beautiful locations from date of purchase to September 15th. You’ll be picked up at a designated meeting point in Reykjavík City early in the morning. From there, you will travel to your chosen destination of either Landmannalaugar area, Þórsmörk valley or the Skógar region.

Your return bus ticket has no date, so you can spend as many days as you like, hiking, exploring and discovering the highlands before boarding a bus back to Reykjavík from one of the three locations mentioned above.

Landmannalaugar is a popular starting point for hiking the famous Laugavegur trail. It can take up to a few days to travel the track, depending on how fast you would like to hike. Landmannalaugar is a beautiful geothermal area and en route; you will see colourful mountains, lava fields and hot springs.

Many trails lead from the valley of Þórsmörk; you can choose to hike over to the Skógar area, through the Laugavegur trail to Landmannalaugar, or to the Fjallabak region where you’ll find rugged mountains with deeply carved valleys. You could also explore Þórsmörk itself, where vistas of lush oases and wild glacier rivers cut through the black deserts, providing a unique and stunning landscape. 

Skógar is a great starting or ending point for hikers wanting to trek through Fimmvörðuháls, a beautiful hiking trail which leads between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. At Skógar, you can also find the majestic waterfall Skógafoss which stands 60 metres tall and has a width of 25 metres, and a museum with a cultural heritage collection. 

The Golden Hikers Bus Pass is an excellent choice for free-spirited travellers who do not want to be tied down, but it does require some organisation. Before your journey starts, you will need to arrange for your accommodation yourself, and be aware of the bus departure schedules on the day you return to Reykjavík.  

Discover the gems hidden in the Highlands of Iceland with the Golden Hikers Bus Pass. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 4,5 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Biking, Hot Spring Bathing, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Highlands, Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk, Fimmvörðuháls, Laugavegur Hiking Trail, Fjallabak, Skógar
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 07:00.

RVK: Hallgrímskirkja: 07:20. Ráðhús, City Hall. 07:10. Campsite Laugardalur: 07:00. Miklabraut, 10-11 Shop: 07:30.

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. 

  • Return bus fare from Reykjavík to either Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk or Skógar

  • Entry fees and camping fees

  • Meals and refreshments

  • Accommodation

  • Guide

What to bring:
  • Good walking boots

  • Warm and waterproof clothes (wear layers)

Good to know:

Please be at your bus stop 15 mins before departure. Make sure you arrive on time as the bus will not wait for you. Departure times and meeting points: Hallgrímskirkja: 07:20, Ráðhús, City Hall. 07:10, Campsite Laugardalur: 07:00, Miklabraut, 10-11 Shop: 07:30, The Golden Hikers Bus Pass is a return bus ticket and is valid until 15th of September, so make sure to arrange your departure date accordingly.

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