Volcano Huts are located by the Húsadalur Valley in Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, 30 kilometers up the famous F249 mountain road. The easiest and safest way is to park your car and hop aboard the daily 4x4 Þórsmörk River Bus or book a tour with a 4x4 tour with a SUPERJEEP. Scroll down or click here for information about how to get to Þórsmörk and the Volcano Huts.
Bus tickets to and from Þórsmörk. Hop on the Þórsmörk River Bus and spend the day wandering the endless trails.
Take a drive with us across the rivers into the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve where you will have time to walk the most beautiful trails of Iceland.
Take a drive in one of our iconic Land Rover Defenders and select the trail you would like to follow. Set your own pace and stop to enjoy the views and attractions you like. Golden Circle, Reykjanes Peninsula, Borgarfjörður and more great trails, all within reach from your hotel in Reykjavik.
The Þórsmerkurvegur road number F249 to Volcano Huts Þórsmörk is a 4x4 F-road with unbridged rivers. Small rental cars are not allowed on this road. Make sure your rental car is a 4x4 and F-Road approved. Even with a 4x4, you cannot cross the last river to Volcano Huts, the Krossá River. View here on Google maps
Park your car and hop on the bus to get safely across the Krossá River. Get bus tickets here.
Parking is available by the Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur village, by Brú Base (5km driving after passing Seljalandsfoss on road 249), and for F-Road approved 4x4 cars by the Krossá River. The buses will pass all of these locations where you can hop on and off the bus.
Footbridges are set up over the Krossá River in two places. The first bridge is located close to the Volcano Huts sign aprox. 24 kilometres up road F249. The walk from there to the Volcano Huts is about 3 kilometres on level ground. Another footbridge is located 6 kilometres further up the F249 Road between the Langidalur and Básar huts. The walk from there is about 6 kilometres to the Volcano Huts. These bridges are mobile and will be moved around depending on the volume of the rivers and can even be taken down during severe flooding. You might have to wade shallow water in order to get to the bridges. In case the bridges are not in operation, call warden on +354 894 1506 for instructions.
You can now rent an F-Road Approved Land Rover Defender right here on our website. Click here to check availability and book a Defender.
Please note that the bus schedule shows approximate times so allow for extra time to park the car and get your luggage ready.
ATTENTION: Do not attempt to cross the Krossá River even if you have a 4x4 car. This river can be very dangerous for any kind of vehicle! Take the bus from Seljalandsfoss or call the warden!
In winter the F249 Road to Þórsmörk is only accessible with modified 4x4 Superjeeps. We offer winter day tours to and from Þórsmörk. The tours start from Brú Base (5km driving after passing Seljalandsfoss on road 249) where you can park your car.
The Fimmvörðuháls Hiking Trail from Skógar to the Volcano Huts is about 30 kilometres. The trail is steep and can prove difficult for any traveller due to the unpredictable weather and difficult terrain.
The distance between the Básar Huts and the Volcano Huts is about 6 kilometres and walking from there should take about 1,5 hours. You will have to cross the Krossá River on portable bridges that are set up in the summertime.
The shortest trail to Langidalur is about 1,7 kilometers and should take about 25 minutes to walk through the Húsadalur Valley. Another option is to do the Þórsmörk Panorama Trail and walk to the top of the Valahnjúkur Mountain for a panoramic view of Þórsmörk and from there on to either Langidalur or Volcano Huts. Both trails are marked and easy to follow.