• Geothermal area at Kerlingafjöll mountains by Hofsjökull glacier just off the Kjolur rou
    Geothermal area at Kerlingafjöll mountains by Hofsjökull glacier just off the Kjolur rou
  • Eyjafjörður
    Eyjafjörður
  • Relaxing at an outdoor geothermal pool at Hveravellir Nature Reserve in the highlands of Iceland
    Relaxing at an outdoor geothermal pool at Hveravellir Nature Reserve in the highlands of Iceland
  • Kerlingafjöll mountains
    Kerlingafjöll mountains

Akureyri to Reykjavik via Kjolur Highland Route

£109.56
Ticket start date *
Adult - 08:00-18:30
£109.56
Youth - 08:00-18:30
£54.78
Attraction
Category
Child ages
0 - 11 yrs
Place
Product type
Transport/Transfer
Tourleader type
Tour guide / driver
Tour grade
All ages / Not applicable
Duration
10 & 1/2 hours
Included

* One-way bus transfer from Akureyri to Reykjavik BSÍ terminal in the city centre

Excluded

From Akureyri Bus Terminal in Oddeyrarbót 2, the bus follows highway no. 1, west from Akureyri offering great scenery of rich farmlands, narrow valleys and towering mountains.

Shortly after passing through Skagafjörður valley, the route exits highway no. 1. towards the west highlands past the Blönduvirkjun Hydro-electric Power Station and its huge reservoir up to Hveravellir nature Reserve where a short-stop is made for food and rest.

Set between two glaciers the Hveravellir Nature Reserve is an oasis in the midst of the highland desert with geothermal activity, smoking fumaroles, and bubbling hot springs. Hveravellir offers a spacious camp-site situated in a large meadow with great views.

From Hveravellir the route continues south across the interior highlands between the glaciers Hofsjökull and Langjökull towards two of Iceland's greatest attractions, the Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir hot spring area where a short stop will be made.

Leaving Geysir area, the route follows highway no. 35 through Grímsnes area down to highway no. 1 and over Hellisheiði to BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavik's city centre.

Essential information

* This tour is operated by our partners, SBA-Norðurleid (Akureyri Bus Company)

Location