Akureyri to Reykjavik via Kjolur Highland Route

From: € 131
Duration: ~ 10.5 hours

Bus transfer between Akureyri in north Iceland to Reykjavik city traveling across the highland interior on Kjolur route that since the time of settlement in Iceland has connected the north and south regions of Iceland. Multiple stops are made along the way at scenic areas, including Hveravellir Nature Reserve, Kerlingafjöll mountains, Gullfoss waterfall, and Geysir geothermal area in Haukadalur

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  • Great views of diverse landscapes
  • Scenery at Hveravellir Nature Reserve
  • Rough roads and glacial rivers
  • Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area


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

Tour Itinerary

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.

Please note

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

Pickup Info

  • Please present a printed copy of your Travel Voucher (Ticket) at the time of tour departure. If for any reason you cannot print your voucher, then show your digital copy or e-mail confirmation. 
  • Coaches leave from Akureyri Bus Terminal in Oddeyrarbót 2, and deliver passengers to BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavík's city centre. The tour is operated by Gray Line's partner, the Akureyri bus company (SBA-Norðurleið). 
  • Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@grayline.is
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