Hveravellir Nature Reserve is located on the Kjölur route (number F35), which runs approximately 200 km across the middle highlands of Iceland from Gullfoss waterfall in the south to Blöndudalur valley in the north. The area lies about halfway between Reykjavik city and Akureyri town in north Iceland, about 200 km in either direction.

By car

During the summer months the road to Hveravellir is passable by most type of cars although it is strongly recommended not to take the route on the smallest type of cars. The distance from Gullfoss waterfall to Hveravellir is about 90 km. Make sure to fuel up before heading into the highlands. The closest petrol station is 100 km away from Hveravellir.

Get directions from KEF Airport

By bus

Scheduled bus services over Kjölur route

During  the summer months SBA-Nordurleid bus company has a scheduled bus services over the Kjölur route with  departures from both Reykjavik and Akureyri at 8:00 am.

Catching the highland bus from Reykjavik city

  • Departure from BSI City Bus Terminal Reykjavik at 8:00
  • Hveragerði at 8:45
  • Selfoss at 9:00
  • Geysir geothermal area between 9:45 and 10:15
  • Gullfoss between 10:30 and 10:50.
  • Hveravellir at 13:10.
  • Bus leaves Hveravellir again at 13:55
  • Arrival in Akureyri at 17:00.

Jumping off the bus in Hveravellir, spending a night or two and catching it again as is passes through is an excellent idea for those travelling on a budget.

Catching the highland bus from Akureyri in north Iceland

  • Bus leaves from Hafnarstræti 82 in Akureyri at 8:00 am
  • Hveravellir at 11:15
  • Bus leaves Hveravellir at 12:00
  • Short stops at Gullfoss and Geysir
  • Arrival in Reykjavik at 17:00 after
  • Hveravellir can thus be reached on a daily basis during the summer months and is an ideal place for a visit to enjoy remarkable and unique nature.