The Highlands of Iceland are Within Your Reach

The uninhabited interior of Iceland is among the very few relatively easily accessible such areas left in the world.  Located only a few hours away from The Reykjavik Capital area and Keflavik International Airport you can experience the unique highlands of Iceland

Enjoy the peace and quiet of the landscapes in Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar.  Thorsmork is one of the most beautiful areas of the country, surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains and glaciers.  Landmannalaugar the pearl of the interior is situated in a valley between colorful mountains at the dark edge of the rhyolite lava field Laugahraun.

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This unique part of the highlands is one of Iceland’s most awe-inspiring places. Among its main characteristics are the colourful rhyolite mountains with their varying textures, shapes and sizes, and the wonderful natural hot springs, perfect for soaking in after a day of hiking.  Landmannalaugar can be experienced in a simple and safe way with a day tour to Landmannalaugar.    You can also plan your own trip from the Landmannalaugar Bus Schedule or viewing various travel options in our Highland Bus Schedule or purchase a Laugavegur / Fimmvorduhals Hiking Passport – allowing you flexibility in terms of timing and place of departure and return.   If you are planning to sleep over in Landmannalaugar you can choose from a range of options of Mountain Huts and Camping sites.

Laugavegur Hike

The trail “Laugavegurinn” is one of the most popular and most travelled hiking trails in Icelandic wilderness. It is equally popular with domestic and foreign hikers. This is not without a reason as the trail offers a great variety of landscape. Mountains in almost every colour of the rainbow, great glaciers, roaring hot springs, big rivers and lakes. The traditional Laugavegur-Thorsmork Hike is a 4 day trek.  If you only have 2 days for your trek – you can choose the Landmannalaugar – Alftavatn Hike or the Skogar – Thorsmork hike described below.


Thorsmork is one of the brightest pearls on the string of beautiful areas of the country, surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains, glaciers and glacial rivers, decorated with small birch woods and silver lined with humming streams. Quite a few streams and rivers have to be forded to get there and no-one should attempt that without the company of experienced people. Hot pool “Þórslaug”, adds to the delight of staying in Þórsmörk. Be sure to bring your swimwear with you!  Whatever your preferences – Thorsmork is within Your reach;  You can Experience a Thorsmork Adventure in One Day – carried with a Mountain Truck to the Hot Pool in Thorsmork – or you can plan the trip of your own choice from Bus Schedules to Thorsmork or purchase a Hiking Passport allowing full flexibility for your Thorsmork Tour.

Fimmvorduhals Hike

Depending on your time and Hiking experience you can choose to plan your own trip – and Experience The Fimmvorduhals Hike in One or Two Days or enjoy guidance of experienced hikers on a Fimmvorduhals Volcano Tour from Reykjavik Excursions from Skógar to Thorsmork along Iceland’s most popular hiking routes.


Regardless of your travel plan, visiting Skogarfoss is a must milestone on your Highlands tour via South Iceland.  You can stop there on the various available Bus Routes or you can select a tour as the South Shore Adventure Tour.l  Other options include taking advantage of the available Highland Bus Schedule towards highland destinations, or to travel from Thorsmork to Seljalandsfoss.


Hiking from Skogar Waterfall to Thorsmork (Basar) accross Fimmvorduhals Pass is c.a 25km. allowing for overnight sty in the hut in the pass.  The Fimmvörðuháls pass from Skógar to Thorsmork is one of Iceland’s most popular hiking routes.  A typical travel plan would be to travel with Bus to Skogar

and plan the Bus return from Thorsmork or from Landmannalaugar, depending on the length of your hike.

The trail starts at Skógar, along Skógá River and past its many waterfalls. The trail continues up between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Mýrdalsjökull, to the recently formed lava and the new craters, Magni and Móði from The 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption.  Here the fresh lava is still steaming under the surface and the heat of the lava can still be felt. The trail then heads down from the craters to the magnificent Thorsmork glacier valley, continuing along beautiful geological features and amazing views over the highlands of Iceland and the surrounding glaciers. This tour is demanding and some effort and certain endurance is required.