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Getting There -- From June 15 to around Sep 10, daily buses from Reykjavík Excursions (tel. 562-1011; www.re.is) connect Reykjavík and Skaftafell National Park in both directions via Landmannalaugar and the Fjallabak route. Each bus leaves at 8:30am. From June 1 to June 14, the bus from Reykjavík ends at Landmannalaugar and returns to Reykjavík the same day. Buses from Reykjavík -- with stops at Hveragerði, Selfoss, Hella, and Leirubakki -- arrive at Landmannalaugar at 12:30pm, and leave 2 hours later. A one-way ticket between Reykjavík and Landmannalaugar is 4,900kr ($78/£39) for adults and 2,400kr ($38/£19) for children under 12.

From July 1 to August 24, another Reykjavík Excursions bus connects Landmannalaugar to Mývatn in the north, via the Sprengisandur Route through the interior. The bus departs at 8:30am three times per week in each direction, and takes 10 hours, with some sightseeing stops.

It's possible to reach Landmannalaugar by driving a conventional car, but only from Hrauneyjar via Route F208, which opens up around the end of June. Insurance for rental cars is usually voided on "F" roads, however, so it's probably not worth the risk. The bus to Landmannalaugar uses Route F225 for scenic reasons, but even drivers with 4WD vehicles should check with the Landmannalaugar hut about road conditions before attempting this route; a particularly hazardous ford is close to Landmannalaugar. Coming from the east, a car could take Route 208/F208 from the Ring Road as far as Eldgjá, but the same insurance problem applies. Note: Gas stations are nonexistent between Hrauneyjar and Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.