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, South Coast, 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 (except by the Krossá river) where you can hop on and off the bus - previous online booking is needed in order to take the bus. Buy the tickets here.
Footbridge is set up over the Krossá River in aprox 30 kilometres up road F249 between the Langidalur and Básar huts. The walk from there is about 6 kilometres to the Volcano Huts. The bridge is 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 bridge. In case the bridge is not in operation, call warden on +354 419 4018 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. You need to be at the pick-up place at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
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 Brú Base (road 249) or call the warden!
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.