The Race Bus

Book your seat on the race bus

Runners can buy a seat on the race bus from Reykjavik to the start of the race in Landmannalaugar and back from Husadalur in Thorsmork to Reykjavik. The race bus ticket is a return ticket only; it is not possible to buy a one-way ticket. This is because the same buses are taking runners back and forth. The bus fare is not included in the entry fee. Registered runners will be able to book seats on the race bus for themselves and their families and friends on "My Page". A limited number of seats are available.

Bus Fee

passenger type
departures and destinations
Reykjavik > Landmannalaugar
Husadalur > Reykjavik
24,498 ISK

runners|Reykjavik > Landmannalaugar|Husadalur > Reykjavik| 24,498 ISK

across Krossá river
2,500 ISK

|across Krossá river|| 2,500 ISK

Bus booking

Registered runners will be able to book seats on the race bus for themselves on "My Page". A limited number of seats are available and tickets can be purchased on

In case participants want to make some changes to their ordered seats on the race bus they do that by sending an email to This is if they want to arrive at the start in Landmannalaugar earlier or stay longer in Thorsmork. If changes to seats on the race bus are requested the race bus ticket will be changed to a ticket that is valid for Reykjavik Excursions (the bus company) regular schedule. Here you can see the schedule.

It is recommended that runners use the race bus because it is not very simple to drive to the start and finish line. You will need a specially equipped car to drive to both Landmannalaugar (the start) and Husadalur in Thorsmork (the finish). The road is gravel and you will have to cross rivers. Most car rentals don't rent out cars to drive on these roads.

Friends and family can only buy tickets on

The race bus schedule for July 13th 2024

The bus departs from the Ice Rink in Laugardalur early morning on race day. Participants are put into pace groups based on their estimated finishing time. To create less chaos we ask participants to show up too early or too late. The buses will leave according to the below schedule.

4:30     Buses with participants in the yellow, red and green pace groups leave Reykjavik
5:00     Buses with participants in the blue and pink pace groups leave Reykjavik
6:30 – 7:00       Hrauneyjar
8:30 – 9:00       Estimate arrival times at Landmannalaugar (race start)

Please note that there are no indoor facilities at Landmannalaugar except for the bus and the toilets. Runners must be dressed for running on the bus. See further information here.

After completing the race, runners who have bought a seat on the race bus will have to show up at the parking lot and enter the busses between 16:30 and 21:00. The first bus will leave when all seats are taken and the last one at 21:00.

Runners intending to return by bus on Sunday will be given bus tickets when they pick up their race package. The Sunday buses leave at 15:00 from Husadalur in Thorsmork to Reykjavik. See further information at

Arrive earlier to the start

Those who want to arrive at the start line in Landmannalaugar the day before the race can do so. They will then have to take a bus from BSÍ Reykjavik Bus Terminal. See further information about the bus schedule to Landmannalaugar here. The Icelandic Touring Association has a hut in Landmannalaugar and a camping area. See further information here.

Stay longer in Thorsmork after the race

We strongly recommend that you stay overnight in Thorsmork (the finish line) after the race because of the spectacular surroundings and unforgettable nature. Our official buses depart soon after the race but you can extend your stay in Thorsmork overnight and take the bus to Reykjavik on Sunday or Monday. You can use the race bus ticket for this trip also. Further information about the bus schedule from Thorsmork to Reykjavik can be found here. Overnight accommodation in Thorsmork is not included in the registration fee but the Volcano Huts in Thorsmork offers some good deals on accommodation that you can book through their website:

Please note that it is not possible to spend the night before the race in Thorsmork if you are running. There is no bus going from Thorsmork (the finish line) to Landmannalaugar (the start) on the race day morning.

Family members and friends

We recommend that runners join their families for a celebration when they get back to their homes or accommodations.

Crossing of Krossá-river

A bus scheduled by our partner bus company Reykjavik Excursion will offer trips across the river Krossá in connection with the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon. The bus departs from Húsadalur on Saturday, July 15th every half hour between 12:00 and 15:00. The fee over Krossá is 2.500 ISK per person for both ways, but 1.250 ISK for children 6-15 years. For 5 years and younger it is free. These trips do not need to be booked in advance and the fee is paid on-site.


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