How To Get There

Location

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.

By bus

Scheduled bus services over Kjölur route

Gray Line will operate scheduled bus service between Reykjavik and Hveravellir for the summer season.

From June 15th till September 11th every Monday Wednesday Friday and Sunday

Catching the highland bus from Reykjavik

  • Departure from Bus stop #5 Harpa Reykjavik at 8:00
  • 08:10 Short stop at petrol station Orkan on Vesturlandsvegur
  • Gullfoss depart at 10:00 ( After a short stop )
  • Hveravellir arrival around 12:30
  • Bus leaves Hveravellir again at 14:30
  • Geysir depart at 18:00 ( After a short stop )

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.