Landmannalaugar Thorsmork trekking hiking trail

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of the area

Myrdalsjokull


Eyjafjallajokull


Torfajokull


Tindfjallajokull


Markarfljot


Maelifellssandur


Gorge Jokulgil


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TREX HIKING BUS PASS



Bus to Landmannalaugar


Bus to Thorsmork


Bus to  Skogar


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 Landmannalaugar
Travel Guide


Thorsmork
 Travel Guide


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Green line showing hiking trail between Landmannalaugar, Thorsmork and Skogar.
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HIKERS’ BUS PASS 

The Hikers’ bus pass is ideal for those who intend to hike the Laugavegur or Fimmvörðuháls trekking trails between Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk and Skógar. With this hiking pass you can take all the time you need for the hike, provided it falls within the time frame 13/6 – 15/9. The pass guaranties a transfer from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk or Skógar and back again The bus pass is only valid for one transfer in either direction. You need to book your fare to Landmannalaugar, Þórsmörk or Skógar but the return is at your convenience.
Price:  12.200 isk.
The Laugavegur hiking trail usually starts in Landmannalaugar and from there to Þórsmörk. You can take the TREX bus T21 or T23 to Landmannalaugar and TREX bus T12 from Þórsmörk.
You can also start the Laugarvegur hike the other way around and start the hike in Þórsmörk. This is more challenging hike because of elevation. Hikers’ that take this route are rewarded with a possibility to take a warm and relaxing bath in the natural geothermal pool in Landmannalaugar.  Bus T11 goes to Þórsmörk and T22 or T24 from Landmannalaugar.  
When hiking Fimmvörðuháls trail you can start the hike either at Skógar or Þórsmörk.  The Sterna bus no 12 takes you to Skógar from Reykjavík Campsite at 7:10, Harpa Consert Hall at 7:30 and 12A from Skógar at 15:00 to Reykjavík.  Bus T11 takes you to Þórsmörk and T12 from Þórsmörk to Reykjavík. See timetables for departure and bus stops in Reykjavik. 
You can also combine Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls hiking routes into one long hike and start your hike at Landmannalaugar (bus T21/T23) or at Skógar (Sterna 12).

Huts on Hiking Trail Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork
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Hut
Landmannalaugar

Hut
Hrafntinnusker

Hut
Alftavatn

Hut
Emstrur

Hut
 Hvanngil

Huts
Husadalur
Thorsmork

Hut  
Basar
Thorsmork
 
Hut
Skagfjordsskáli
Langidalur
 Thorsmork
Fimmvörðuskáli
Hut Fimmvorduhals

Those who decide to continue on the well-marked route over 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.

Spending one night in the hut in the pass allows hikers to make a detour to the top of South Iceland's highest mountain, Eyjafjallajokull.  Every precaution should be taken en route on the ice cap.

All kind of weather is experienced 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.  Several books and booklets are available on these hiking routes.


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