Akureyri to Reykjavik via Kjolur Highland Route
* One-way bus transfer from Akureyri to Reykjavik BSÍ terminal in the city centre
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.
* This tour is operated by our partners, SBA-Norðurleid (Akureyri Bus Company)