Skógar - Highland Bus

Get on the Highland Bus - the perfect way for the independent traveller to experience Iceland's most popular hiking routes.

The Glorious Skógar

Skógar is a magical green oasis under the magnificent Eyjafjöll mountains. It is adorned with one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, Skógafoss, whose powerful presence is matched by its rainbow crown. The drive to Skógar is a scenic ride through the picturesque south of Iceland, passing by pretty farms, villages and waterfalls with excellent views of the surrounding mountains, volcanoes and the Westman Islands on clear days. 

The Fimmvörðuháls Hiking Trail 

Skógar is one of the great stops on the south shore and marks the start (or finish) of the ever popular Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail, frequented by locals and hiking travellers alike. This 1 or 2-day hike between Skógar and Þórsmörk passes between the world-famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier and its larger sibling Mýrdalsjökull and the views are both diverse and spectacular. The route is just over 20 km and the hike takes approx. 9 hours but if you’d like to take your time, sleeping accommodation in a hut can be pre-booked. If you plan on doing the Fimmvörðuháls hike, check out our Hiking Pass for more flexible transfer options. If hiking isn’t your thing, enjoy the wonderful Folk Museum at Skógar, marvel at the legendary Skógafoss waterfall or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the area. 

The Highland Bus

Icelandic highland roads are often dirt tracks or gravel roads and can be quite tricky to navigate. Reykjavik Excursions operates specialized highland buses with professional drivers that navigate these roads with ease and comfort. The Highland Bus runs daily between Reykjavik and Skógar during the summer, to serve the nature-loving hikers and travellers that frequent these parts. If you don’t plan on spending the night, you can catch a morning bus to Skógar and be back in the city by evening. 

Let us drop you off and pick you up so you can truly do Iceland on your own. 

Additional Information 

  • See the Reykjavik Excursions Highland Bus - Schedule (pdf)
  • For more information, visit Skógar - Highland Bus
  • To check-in, please send an email to ioyo@re.is with your booking number (which you will receive within 48 hours of purchase with Changi Recommends), your preferred dates, departure and arrival location as well as departure time, at least 48 hours before departure. (Please note that the bus might be fully booked on your preferred departure even with the 48-hour notice, the sooner you send an email requesting a seat, the more availability)
  • Once you check in you will receive a confirmation and a voucher for each route
  • Check out the more flexible Hiking Pass if you plan a longer hike


48 Hours
Voucher Type
14 Days Notice
14 Days Notice

What You Get


  • The Highland Bus (Skógar Route) 

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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