Reykjavik to Akureyri Transfer via Kjolur Highland Route

From: € 131
Duration: ~ 10.5 hours

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

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


  • One-way bus transfer from Reykjavik via Kjölur highland route to Akureyri

Tour Itinerary

From BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavik's city centre the route lies east over Hellisheiði through Hveragerði, down into the lowlands of south Iceland 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 continues into the highland interior on Kjolur route passing Kerlingafjöll mountains and between the glaciers Hofsjökull and Langjökull 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 Iceland´s highland desert, with geothermal activity, smoking fumaroles and bubbling hot springs. Hveravellir offers a spacious campsite situated in a large meadow with great views.

From Hveravellir, the route continues north past Blönduvirkjun Hydro-electric Power Station and its huge reservoir on-wards through Skagafjörður and Öxnadalur valley to the town of Akureyri. 

The bus delivers passengers to Akureyri Bus Terminal in Oddeyrarbót 2, about five minutes walking distance from the town's 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 BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavík's city centre and deliver passengers to Akureyri Bus Terminal in Oddeyrarbót 2. The tour is operated by SBA bus company.
  • 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:
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