Independent travel new trend for tourism in Iceland

Sources have stated that independent travel has become the new trend in Iceland’s tourism industry.

It has been noted that independent travel broadens the mind and gives travellers the freedom of experiencing new things at their own pace.

Reykjavik Excursions, in cooperation with SBA-Norðurleið, is running the “Iceland On Your Own“ coach network during the summer season in Iceland. “Iceland On Your Own“ allows independent travellers to travel from one destination to another with ease via a selection of bus passports.

One of the tour provider’s most popular bus passports is the “Hiking On Your Own Passport”, which is noted as an ideal way to experience the country’s most popular hiking routes, Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls.

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

The most popular of the hiking trails is the Laugavegur trail. The hike normally starts in Landmannalaugar, and ends up at the Þórsmörk nature reserve, roughly 3-4 days later.

The Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail is another incredible trail, as it passes between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull and takes about 7-10 hours to complete, depending on the pace of the hiker.

Finally, for those keen to undertake both trails, there is also an option that combines the two, including guaranteed transportation.

To find out more regarding Reykjavik Excursions’ “Iceland On Your Own“ passports, click here.