VDL Bus & Coach Debuting 5 Futuras for Hopbilar in Iceland
With the deployment of 5 Futura FMD2-148 vehicles, VDL Bus & Coach is making its debut in public and intercity transport in Iceland.
With the deployment of 5 Futura FMD2-148 vehicles, VDL Bus & Coach is making its debut in public and intercity transport in Iceland. This is a milestone in more ways than one, as it is taking place in cooperation with a new customer, Hopbilar from Hafnarfjordur. Hopbilar is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. The company has long been a major player in Iceland, active in public and intercity transport throughout the country. Hópbílar cooperates with international travel organisations as well as aircraft and cruise companies. Their fleet consists of more than 110 vehicles, including coaches, public transport buses and mini midi buses. Many of these are suitable for wheelchair transport. In Iceland, this has become an increasingly important issue in recent years.
The 5 VDL Futura FMD2 vehicles are used in the longest available version: 14.8 metres. Some of them will be equipped with a wheelchair lift. The floor height of 1,250 mm offers easy entry and exit.
The vehicles will operate mainly in the south and south-west of Iceland on different lines connecting the capital Reykjavik and the surrounding areas. In addition, they will regularly travel to Iceland’s second city, Akureyri, in the north of the country. Futuras will also be deployed on lines to the south, to the ferry that operates to the island of Vestmannaeyjar.