How to get to Þórsmörk

How to get to Þórsmörk

Getting here is part of the adventure!

Volcano Huts are located by the Húsadalur Valley in Þórsmörk Nature Reserve, 30 kilometres 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 SUPERJEEP.

How to get to Þórsmörk
How to get to Þórsmörk FAQ
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Can I drive my car to Þórsmörk?

The road 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.

Park your car and hop on the bus to get safely across the Krossá River. Get bus tickets here.

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Where do I park my car and get on the bus to Þórsmörk?

Parking is available by the Lava Center in Hvolsvöllur village, by the Seljalandsfoss waterfall 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. If you park by the Krossá River you may have to wave the driver of the bus to signal that you want to get on the bus.

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Park & walk - Footbridges over Krossá River

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.

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Where can I rent an F-Road Approved 4x4 car?

In partnership with ÍSAK 4x4 Rental, you can now rent an F-Road Approved car right here on our website. Simply go to Volcano Rovers and enter the dates you would like to rent the car. The rest is easy!

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Is the bus to Þórsmörk on time?

Please note that the bus schedule shows approximate times so allow for extra time to park the car and get your luggage ready. If you park by the Krossá River you may have to wave the driver of the bus to signal that you want to get on the bus.

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DANGER! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS THE KROSSÁ RIVER!

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 or call the warden!

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How to get to Þórsmörk in winter?

In winter the F249 Road to Þórsmörk is only accessible with specially modified 4x4 Superjeeps. We offer winter day tours to and from Þórsmörk as well as we do offer winter transport in modified Superjeeps for overnight visitors. The tours start from the Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can park your car. Extensions to and from Reykjavík are available at additional cost. Offers including; accommodation, catering, transportation and guided walks are available during winter. Please view our offers or winter transfer schedule.

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Hiking from Landmannalaugar to Þórsmörk?

The Volcano Huts are located at the end of the Laugavegur Hiking Trail, about 55 kilometres from Landmannalaugar. Most people do the trail in 3 – 4 days. Further information available in our free online Laugavegur Trail Guide.

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Hiking from Skógar to Þórsmörk

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. Further information available in our free online Fimmvörðuháls Trail Guide.

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Hiking between Volcano Huts and Básar

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.

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Hiking between Volcano Huts and Langidalur

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.

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