Fimmvörðuháls Day Hike Tour

Fimmvörðuháls Day Hike Tour
Fimmvörðuháls Day Hike Tour
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  • Duration12 hours
  • Group Size14 pax max
  • Meeting Location09:00 from Skógar – parking lot outside of Skógafoss waterfall

Tour description

Fimmvörðuháls Day Hike Tour

This is meet-at-the location tour from Skógar – a parking lot outside of Skógafoss waterfall. Pick up from Hella or Hvolsvöllur available on request while booking. 

Fimmvörðuháls & Skógafoss Waterfall

The hike through Fimmvörðuháls, from Skógar to Þórsmörk, is one of Iceland’s best-known hiking routes. We will start our day at the 60 m high Skógarfoss waterfall, where we begin our 25-kilometer hike towards Þórsmörk. The trail winds along Skógá River and its many waterfalls and up between the two Glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. There we will experience the recent lava flow from the 2010 eruption on Fimmvörðuháls and hike on the two volcanic craters – Móði and Magni.

Þórsmörk

From there, we will start our descent towards Þórsmörk, where the view can be spectacular. If we are lucky, we can see Volcanos, Glaciers, the Highlands, and Glacier valleys. Our hike takes us through rough Icelandic landscapes and beautiful nature.

Gígjökull Glacier & Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Down in Þórsmörk valley is where we will meet up with our Super-Jeep guide, and we will start heading from Þórsmörk. On the drive back to Skógar, we will see Gígjökull Glacier, where most of the flooding from the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption came down, and the vast floodplain of Markarfljóts River. Before we get to Skógar, we will make a stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall before our last goodbye to Þórsmörk (depending on conditions, the tour might be operated from Þórsmörk to Skógar).

Weather

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel trips due to weather or other factors outside our control. The weather can change rapidly on the Fimmvörðuháls route, so ensure you are well-prepared for all weather conditions. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel trips due to weather or other factors outside our control.

Food

This will be a long day, so bring enough food for lunch, dinner, and in-between meals, like energy bars, for the 10 – 12 hour hike. Take a minimum of 1 liter of water for the hike; there is almost no fresh water and few other options for refilling the water.

Clothes

Gore-Tex shell or equally waterproof jackets and pants, hiking pants (NO jeans), warm jacket and the suitable first layer, and socks (NO cotton). Gloves, hats, and extra pair of clothing if needed.
Bring appropriate hiking shoes for trekking in rough terrain and snow.

Cancelation policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if the booking is canceled 2 days or less before the event.

What's Included

  • Guided hiking tour

Good To Know

  • You can add a lunch box while booking
  • Distance: 25 km (15.5 miles)
  • Elevation Gain: 1400 meters (4600 feet) total ascent
  • Appropriate hiking boots/shoes are required
  • Please wear warm outdoor clothing, a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear, and gloves
  • Please don't forget about snacks, lunch (you can add to the booking), and bottled water
  • Take a minimum of 1 liter of water for the hike; there is almost no fresh water and few other options for refilling the water

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

This is one of the best hiking tours in Iceland; the views are spectacular, and the location is convenient even if you stay in Reykjavik. Must-do for hike lovers. 

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