Strætó bus services:
- Bus 78 Akureyri–Dalvík–Ólafsfjörður–Siglufjörður (three daily Monday to Friday, one Sunday) Travels along Rtes 82 and 76.
- Bus 85 Sauðárkrókur–Hólar–Hofsós (two daily Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) Travels along Rtes 75 and 76 but must be prebooked. Call Strætó at least two hours before scheduled departures.
Having your own wheels makes exploring this region easier. The journey from Varmahlið to Akureyri along the Ring Road (Rte 1) is a very scenic 95km, but if you have time up your sleeve and a penchant for getting off the beaten track, the 186km journey between those two towns following the Tröllaskagi coastline (Rtes 76 and 82) conjures up magical scenery, and plenty of excuses to pull over and explore.