Q: I have a question about summer bus schedules. If I travel from Reykjavík to Varmahlíð on the morning bus is there a connection to Sauðárkrókur? Then after an overnight stay in Sauðarkrókur is there a service from there to Siglufjörður? Does this service call in at Hólar?
A: Bus 57 from Strætó ehf. leaves Varmahlíð twice a day over the summer, at 11:28 am and 5:33 pm. The ride to Sauðárkrókur is about 22 minutes. There is no direct bus from Sauðárkrókur to Siglufjörður, so your best option would be to take bus 57 to Akureyri and from there take bus 78 to Siglufjörður.
The trip would take about four hours including an hour’s layover in Akureyri. There is no stop at Hólar on this route. The only way to get to Hólar using public transportation is to travel by bus 85 which connects just the two stops of Hólar and Sauðárkrókur. The route is in operation on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only and must be booked at least two hours ahead of time. It departs from Sauðárkrókur at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm, and from Hólar at 5:25 pm and 9:55 pm. Because this route is dependent on bookings to operate, it’s difficult to find information on it on straeto.is. For further information I recommend calling Hólar Travel Service at +354 455-6333