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Fimmvörðuháls Hike with a Local Guide

14 hours

One of my absolute favorite hikes in Iceland. If you're looking to do this with a knowledgable and personal local guides, this is the experience you are looking for.

What to expect?

The Fimmvorduhals hike is a challenging but highly rewarding hike. You will pass through seemingly endless waterfalls (I counted 23 but others say more!), go through desolated volcanic landscape, have a chance to see the volcanic mountain tops which erupted few years ago (Pro tip: Dig a little into the ground on top, it is still warm), and encounter the magnificent overlook of surrounding glaciers and mountains. In short, this is a hike you will remember for a lifetime.

My colleague and friend Nina wrote a great piece on how to hike the [Fimmvorduhals mountain pass in one day]( pass-just-one-day/) and took great photos. Remember, do not attempt this hike on your own unless you are an experienced hiker, have looked at the weather forecast, and have the right gear and navigation equipments (gps, compass, maps).

If you are however looking for the best guides to do this hike with, this tour by Midgard adventures is great choice - they are local mountaineering and adventure guides from the surrounding area and offer a very personalized service which you can't go wrong with.


  • Starting at Skógar, the Skógá river is followed (with 20+ waterfalls) and then between Eyjafjallajokull (of 2010 fame) and Myrdalsjokull (with Katla below).
  • We cross the 2010 volcanic area, its lavas still warm with the two new craters Magni and Móði standing proud.
  • Descending into beautiful Þórsmörk, here it is like standing atop the world, looking down on unimaginable, glorious creation.
  • Super jeeps return us from Þórsmörk, rugged driving, crossing unbridged rivers.
  • Distance: 24 kms; elevation 1,050m; hike 9-12hrs; total trip 11-14hrs.

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy : Fee of 100.0% if cancelled 1 day(s) before event or less.
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Meeting Point

  • Meet at Midgard Basecamp in Hvolfsvollur
    • Free pickup in surroundings of the town of Hvolfsvollur.

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