The central highlands cover a large uninhabited area of Iceland that is mostly inaccessible for a large portion of the year. As the snow starts melting in spring, incredible landscapes appear that can only be appreciated and explored during the summer months.
This scheduled transfer service offers easy access to the highlands, where you can stay for either a few hours or a few days. Colourful mountain ranges, sparkling glaciers, black sandy plateaus, lush oases and geothermal fields are only a few of the sights that can be found in this part of the Icelandic interior. The possibilities for explorations are endless, with several different starting points that you can choose from, including Reykjavik City Center and Gullfoss Waterfall.
Kerlingarfjöll Nature Reserve are an excellent place to visit if you are interested in hiking, with multiple marked hiking trails of different lengths; some easy and others more demanding. Lodging in mountain huts and on campsites is available for overnight stays.
Hveravellir Nature Reserve is located in the center of Iceland, nestled inbetween two large glaciers; Langjökull and Hofsjökull. This is a geothermally active oasis, which have made it a mandatory stop for centuries for anyone traversing the Kjölur route that connects South Iceland and North Iceland. Historically, weary travelers who were crossing the highlands either by foot or on horseback, would stop here for some well-needed rest. Famous 18th century outlaws Fjalla-Eyvindur and Halla also lived here while hiding from authorities, since the warmth of the hot springs made it possible to survive during the freezing cold winter months. Some remnants of their dwellings are still visible in the area.
The bus journey starts from Reykjavik in the morning and returns to Reykjavik in the evening, but you can start your trip at any of the stops and use the transfers to create your own adventure. The tour is non-guided.
Join our scheduled bus service to Hveravellir Nature Reserve midst of the incredible Icelandic highlands.
Join our scheduled bus service to Kerlingarfjöll Mountain Restort in Iceland's central highlands.