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Skogar

Region: South Iceland
Coordinates: 63.5272615° N 19.505855° W
Weather: 7.7°C, Wind NE at 3 km/h, 91% Humidity
Population: 25

Skogar is the common name for two farms, a school and the open air, communications and folk museum. The school and the museum were inaugurated in 1949. The school buildings are used as a summer hotel. The curator of the folk museum was the initiator of its foundation and he is responsible for its collection and development for over six decades. He is still going strong and enjoys showing the visitors around. Old houses have been restored and rebuilt on the museum grounds. The church is a replica of old country churches but the inside decorations are old artefacts from old, bygone churches. The church was consecrated by the Lutheran bishop in 1998. There had been no church at Skogar for two and a half centuries, when that happened. The alluvial plain south of Skogar shows us clearly, that it is possible to turn the grey gravel and sand deserts green again and down by the sea it is possible to spot the harbour seals tumbling in the water.

A popular hiking trail Laugavegurinn crosses the Mt Pass Fimmvorduhals to Thorsmork.

Hiking Skogar

The distance between Skogar and Thorsmork (Basar) is about 23 km. Hikers en route across The Fimmvorduhals Pass to Skogar can divide the leg by staying overnight in the hut in the pass after a 5 hour walk and continue for five hours the next day down to Skogar or visa versa.

All kinds of weather conditions can be expected when crossing over to the south coast and sometimes the markers are hidden by the snow patches.

In 1970 a few hikers died of hypothermia up there.

A very popular hiking trail between Thorsmork and Landmannalaugar for those who decide to continue on the well-marked route.

 

BUS SCHEDULES – SKOGAR

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Reykjavik – Skogar Bus Schedule

Reykjavik-Seljalandsfoss -Skogar - Vik
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Route Name: ROUTE 21
Period: 1/6 - 31/8
Frequency: Daily
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From AreaBus StopDeparture TimeDeparture Time
ReykjavikBSI Bus Terminal16:0019:30
HveragerdiCampsite16:4020:10
SelfossCampsite16:5520:30
SelfossN1 Gas Station17:00
HellaCampsite17:3021:00
Hella Kjarval Supermarket17:35
HvolsvollurN1 Gas Station17:4521:15
SeljalandsfossBus Stop*18:25/18:40***21:30/21:40**
SkogarCampsite19:1022:10
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Skogar – Reykjavik Bus Schedule

Vik-Skogar-Seljalandsfoss-Reykjavik
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Reykjavik Excursions
Route Name: ROUTE 21a
Period: 1/6 - 31/8
Frequency: Daily
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From AreaBus StopDeparture TimeDeparture Time
SkogarCampsite08:1521:00
SeljalandsfossBus Stop*08:45/09:00***21:30/21:40**
HvolsvollurBus Stop09:30*22:00/22:15**
HellaBus Stop09:3022:25
SelfossCampsite10:1022:55
HveragerdiN1 Gas Station10:2023:05
ReykjavikBSI Bus Terminal11:1523:45
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Photo Credit: Visit South Iceland