ThuleTravel Hikers bus starts daily schedule at 15. og june and ends schedule at 15. of septmeber 2018.
The bus arrives at Skógar one time every day in the afternoon. It is a good starting or ending point for hike over Fimmvörðuháls which lies between Þórsmörk and Skógar. A beautiful day hike which lies between the two glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull part of the way.
At Skógar you can visit Skóga Museum, Skóga café and take a stroll on the the beach, which is a long black sand beach and visit Skógafoss.
The magnificient waterfall Skógafoss is the main attraction there and it is said that the settler Þrasi Þórólfsson threw his gold treasure chest in to the waterfall. The chest which was very heavy full of gold ended in a cave behind the waterfall. It is said that people could see one side of the chest out from under the waterfall in the old times. This quatrain was written about the treasure chest:
"Þrasakista auðug er
undir fossi Skóga,
hver sem þangað fyrstur fer
finnur auðlegð nóga."
Tranlation of the poem in modern words:
Þrasachest is full of riches, lies beaneath the Skógawaterfall, anyone that arrives there first, will find riches enough.