07, Getting to the meeting point at Hvolsvöllur
The meeting point for our volunteer teams on the placement start day, is the bus stop at Hvolsvöllur. Transport will be arranged for the groups to travel on from there to our volunteer camps in Thórsmörk, which is about 50km away. At the end of the placements, transport back to Hvolsvöllur will be provided.
(Further information will be added here when the summer bus timetables are published)
Getting to Hvolsvöllur by bus
Hvolsvöllur is about 108km east of Reykjavik on Highway 1 and is relatively simple to get to by bus. Several companies operate services in the summer months but Iceland´s public bus network, Strætó has the most options (See routes number 51 and 52)
Reykjavik Excursions also operate regular bus services with stops at Hvolsvöllur throughout the summer months.
Making your own way to Thórsmörk
If it fits better with travel plans, volunteers can make their own way to Thórsmörk and meet us at the volunteer camp on the placement start day. Map of the Thórsmörk and Goðaland area showing volunteer camps and bus stops.
‘Final details’ email for volunteers
We will send out a final details email about 6-weeks before the start of the placements. As well as news about the placements, this will include updates on the best travel options for getting to the meeting point and joining the team. We recommend that participants do not buy bus tickets until they receive their final details email from us.