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Fimmvörðuháls Day Hike

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time-raw12 hours
Starting point
Gljúfrabúi Base

Calling all seasoned hikers, this is the tour for you! The Fimmvörðuháls Day Hike involves nearly 11 hours of hiking and covers 25km as you pass up and over rough terrain, through mountains and glaciers into the marvelous Icelandic countryside. Though the trek might be demanding, the views are spectacular!

What to expect?

  • 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. 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 glacial valleys. Our hike takes us through the rough Icelandic landscape and its beautiful nature.

  • Down in Þórsmörk valley is where we will meet up with our Super-Jeep guide and start heading from Þórsmörk to Skógar. On the way, we will see Gígjökull Glacier where most of the flooding from the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption came down and inundated 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.

  • Note: Depending on conditions, the tour might be operated from Þórsmörk to Skógar.

What is included?

  • Guide
  • Lunch

Is this experience for me?

  • Demanding skill level
  • Previous experience hiking required

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)
  • Hiking gear, including clothing

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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Meeting point

  • Departures from Gljúfrabúi base, road 249

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