Iceland tourism experiences new boom in the shape of independent travel

Independent travel in Iceland has become a growing trend in the past few years, whereby travellers choose to experience the country at their own pace rather than following an organised tour.

During the summer season in Iceland, tour provider Reykjavik Excursions, in cooperation with SBA-Nordurleid, runs the “Iceland On Your Own” coach service. This network gives independent travellers the possibility to travel from one destination to another with ease via a selection of bus passports.

Amongst the many bus passports traveller’s can choose from, the “Hiking On Your Own Passport” is noted as an ideal way to experience the country’s most popular hiking routes, Laugavegur and Fimmvorduhals.

The popular passport offers bus transfer from Reykjavik to the base of the selected hike trail, and again back to Reykjavik once you’re ready to return. There are three variations of the “Hiking On Your Own” passport depending on your preference; Hiking Laugavegur; Hiking Fimmvorduhals; and Hiking Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals.

The Laugavegur trail is one of Iceland’s most popular hikes, which starts in Landmannalaugar, and ends up at the Thorsmork nature reserve, roughly 3-4 days later.

Another incredible trail is Fimmvorduhals, which passes between the glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull and takes about 7-10 hours to complete, depending on the pace of the hiker.

Travellers also have the option to undertake both trails, as there is a passport that combines the two, including guaranteed transportation.

For more information regarding Reykjavik Excursions’ “Iceland On Your Own“ passports, click here.