One of Iceland's most popular hiking routes

The Fimmvörðuháls pass from Skógar to Thorsmork is one of Iceland's most popular hiking routes. The trail takes us up from Skógar, along Skógá River and past its many waterfalls.

We continue up between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Mýrdalsjökull, to the recently formed lava and the new craters, Magni and Móði. Here the fresh lava is still steaming under the surface and the heat of the lava can still be felt.

Heading down from the craters to the magnificent Thorsmork glacier valley, we continue to enjoy more geological features as well as some amazing views over the highlands of Iceland and the surrounding glaciers. Given that we have time in Thorsmork we enjoy our dinner in the fairy tale landscape that surrounds the valley before we head back to Reykjavik on the bus.

This tour is demanding and some effort and certain endurance is required. Good health and some hiking experience is required. Involves carrying your own gear.

Once in a lifetime experience for all hikers and nature enthusiasts!

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Tour availability

16 JUN 30 AUG

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Tour details

Duration: 16 hours


Tour ID: SRE83

What's included

  • Bus fare
  • Guided tour
  • Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure



Additional information:

Level: The hike is demanding, there is an elevation of over 1000 m (3280 ft) and total distance of 25 km (15.5 mi) that we cover in about 8 - 10 hours.

Bring along: Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, lunch, dinner, drinks & energy bars.

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The Fimmvörðuháls trail starts at Skógafoss waterfall which is one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland, with a width of 25 meters (82 ft.) Due to the amount of spray the waterfall consistently produces, a rainbow is very often visible on a sunny day



Thorsmork nature reserve is undeniably one of the most beautiful locations in Iceland located between three glaciers. A truly magical place to visit, with arctic vegetation, wonderful rock formations and surroundings where the Icelandic mythology of elves and trolls comes to life.

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