I really want to go to Landmannalaugar but I don’t know how to get there. Does anyone know?
there are buses going from the main bus station BSÍ in summer. I think you can buy tickets there. They did leave twice a day, but the drive takes a while so you might consider camping overnight. But then you have to book way in advance if you want to stay in the cabin!
I went to Landannalaugar on tour bus, I think it was this Landmannalaugar tour.
If you want to spend a night there, this of course does not work, but if you are looking for a day trip, this will do. We stopped at a few more locations on the way there, so it was a long but fun day!
I think that one of the best ways to see Landmannalaugar is via a bus passport. They are cheap, convenient, easy to use, and they give you loads of freedom.
Basically, the way in which they work is that you buy a ticket based on the route you want to take, and then any buses part of the ‘Iceland on Your Own’ scheme travelling along these routes will let you board for free. They come in two general forms; some are valid for the number of days you request, and some are valid all season, although the latter ones only allow you to take the route in one direction.
There are loads that will take you to Landmannalaugar, so I will list them below:
- The Highland Circle Bus Passport
This one will take you not just to the Landmannalaugar region, but in a full circle through much of Iceland’s incredible and diverse Highlands (including through this site). It is one that you can take your time with, so long as you travel in one direction.
- The Hiking Bus Passport
This one is the most direct and cheap; it will take you right up to Landmannalaugar. This passport, however, is largely designed for those who want to start at Landmannalaugar, then hike across the Þórsmörk, or else go to the other Highland area of Fimmvörðuháls.
- The Beautiful South Circle Bus Passport
This is a circular trip you can take at your own pace that introduces you to two incredible areas; the South Coast one way, all the way to the glacier lagoon, and through the Highlands on the return, including to Landmannalaugar. This one is perfect for those on shorter stays.
- The Beautiful South Coast Passport with Golden Circle
This is similar to the one above, but rather than going in a circle, you can go wherever on the route for the number of days you select. It also includes the Golden Circle. If you liked the look of the above one but wanted more freedom and more sites, this could be great.
- The Highlights of Iceland Bus Passport
This is if you want to see Landmannalaugar and everything else on top - it goes to almost every place of note in Iceland outside of the Westfjords
Hope that helps!
Thank you Richard! That is just perfect!