Der Hochland Buspass bringt dich zu Islands beliebtesten Wander- und Trekkingrouten - dem Laugavegur und dem Fimmvörðuháls. Du startest ab Reykjavík und kannst dann aus drei verschiedenen Startorten für deine Wanderung auswählen. Genieße die Flexibilität dieses Buspasses und lasse dir so viel Zeit, wie du möchtest. Frühestens am 20. Juni und spätestens am 09. September befördern wir dich von und nach Reykjavík.
Die Landschaft des isländischen Hochlandes ist wirklich atemberaubend und du kannst hier einfach nur die Stille und Einsamkeit genießen, während du ganz individuell zu Fuß unterwegs bist.
Das Wetter im Hochland kann sich jedoch schnell ändern, also überprüfe besser täglich die Vorhersage, hinterlege deinen Reiseplan bei Safetravel und statte dich mit geeigneter Ausrüstung aus. Dann musst du eigentlich nur noch den Startpunkt deines Wander-Abenteuers auswählen und überlegen, von wo aus du wieder zurückfahren möchtest.
*Wähle aus verschiedenen Startpunkten: Skógafoss, Landmannalaugar oder Þórsmörk
*Der Laugavegur-Wanderweg liegt zwischen den Naturreservaten Landmannalaugar und Þórsmörk. Die Route umfasst eine vielfältige Landschaft: Farbenfrohe Rhyolithgebirge, atemberaubende Gletscher und heiße Quellen
*Der Fimmvörðuháls-Wanderweg liegt zwischen Skógar und Þórsmörk und führt zwischen dem berühmt-berüchtigten Vulkan Eyjafjallajökull und dem Gletscher Mýrdalsjökull entlang
*Dieser Buspass ist die ultimativ günstigste Möglichkeit, von Reykjavík zu einem Startpunkt deiner Wahl und anschließend von Þórsmörk, Skógar oder Landmannalaugar wieder zurück in die Hauptstadt zu gelangen
Landmannalaugar ("The people's pools") is a vast area of stunning and unique beauty, the true heart of Iceland's southern Highlands.
Landmannalaugar is a truly rare area, both geologically and aesthetically. The area can be found nestled beside the raven-black Laugahraun lava field, a sweeping expanse of dried magma which originally formed in 1477. Landmannalaugar itself is made up of windswept rhyolite mountains, a rock type that creates a full spectrum of dazzling colour on the mountainside. Shades of red, pink, green and golden yellow all change their tone, keeping in movement with the sun rays and creating an area of wilderness that resembles no place else on earth.
Landmannalaugar is primarily known for its natural geothermal baths, hence its name "The People's Pools". For centuries, Landmannalaugar has served as an area of shelter and respite for weary travellers who use these soothing springs as a means to relax after tiring excursions. Today, visitors to the highlands should always bring a swimsuit and towel, just in case one of these naturally occurring hot pools should crop up along the hiking trail.
The area marks the northern end of the Laugavegur, one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It is also home to many other notable trails, however, including the path onto the mighty Mt. Brennisteinsalda ("Sulphur Wave"). Visitors can also traverse the trail up the Bláhnjúkur ("Blue Peak") volcano, whose summit allows for a sweeping view of up to five glaciers on clear days.
Multiple operators run daily tours to Landmannalaugar from mid-June to mid-September, during which time The Icelandic Touring Association operates a small shop, three camp sites and a mountain hut equipped with sleeping bags and accommodation for up to 80 visitors.
Nestled between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull is Þórsmörk (Thor's Valley), a nature reserve in the southern Icelandic highlands. Þórsmörk is one of Iceland's most popular hiking destinations.
Strictly speaking, Þórsmörk is a valley and a mountain range between the Krossá, Þröngá, and Markarfljót rivers. Locals, however, often use the name "Þórsmörk" when referring to a much larger region that is composed of the area between Þórsmörk proper, and the Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano.
Contrasting vistas of lush oases and roaring glacier rivers cutting through black desert expanses not only make Þórsmörk unique to Iceland but to the entire world. Parts of the valley are rich with moss, fern, and Birchwood, while jagged mountain ridges and ice-capped peaks crown the horizon.
The valley's climate is warmer and calmer than usual in south Iceland, which often causes Þórsmörk's mountains to be cloaked in a veil of mist that materialises when the warm valley air ascends and mixes with the descending cold breath of the glaciers above.
Þórsmörk's surrounding hills, slopes and mountains are beset with small valleys and gullies that make for some of Iceland's most astonishing hiking routes. Experienced hikers, therefore, have a wealth of trails to trek, varying in distances and difficulty. In fact, Þórsmörk offers two of the most popular trails in Iceland, the Fimmvörðuháls and the Laugavegur.
Fimmvörðuháls is a 30km trail that takes you into the hills beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano and to the volcanic craters Magni and Móði, which are still steaming from the eruption of 2010. The 55 km Laugavegur path takes you from Þórsmörk to the Landmannalaugar geothermal area which is home to an incredible wealth of hot springs and rhyolite mountains of vibrant colours.
During winter (October 16th - April 30th) the road into Þórsmörk is impassable. In summer (May 1st - October 15th) a special 4x4 mountain bus runs three times per day from the BSÍ bus terminal in central Reykjavík. Once there you have the choice setting up base in a small hut, a private room, a dormitory or in Þórsmörk's campsite. Please note that the huts, private rooms and dormitories must be booked well in advance.
Fimmvorduhals is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It made the world news when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption started there in 2010.
The trail is located between glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull and lies from Skogar to Thorsmork valley. It is about 22 km long, reaching a height of 1000 m.
The trail offers breathtaking and highly varied scenery, the view down to Thorsmork and of the many waterfalls of the river Fossa being particularly beautiful. Part of the trail is snowy, as the glaciers meet at the trail. The weather can be unpredictable in these parts so caution is advised. The craters Modi and Magni at Fimmvorduhals were formed by the 2010 eruption and are as of yet Iceland's youngest craters. They eminate steam since the hardened lava is still warm and melts the snow in the area.
The Laugavegur is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. The scenery is breathtaking in its beauty and extremely varied, displaying examples of most all that Icelandic nature has offer.
The trail connects the nature reserves Landmannalaugar and Thorsmork. The most common route is to set off from Landmannalaugar, stopping by the huts at Hrafntinnusker, Alftavatn, Hvanngil and Emstrur (Botnar). People usually divide the hike into 5-6 days. The whole trail is about 55 km.
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