Conquer Fimmvörðuháls on a thrilling day hike. Explore Iceland's breathtaking landscapes!
Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia
Want to experience a slice of the highlands but don’t have the time for a multi-day hike? Book this guided day tour over the spectacular Fimmvörðuháls pass! A professionally trained guide will lead you on this trail, named one of the Best Hikes in the World by National Geographic. Expect a demanding 10-hour hike where you will see fantastic glacier views, volcanic craters, vast canyons and impressive waterfalls. The 22-kilometre hike is available July-August; participants must be at least 12 years old and up for a challenging hike.
About this tour
Hike an awe-Inspiring trail in the remote Icelandic highlands!
This adventurous hiking day tour takes you over the famous Fimmvörðuháls pass from Skógar to the Þórsmörk Valley in the Icelandic highlands. After meeting the group and your guide in Hvolsvöllur, you will start the day from the 60-metre high Skógafoss waterfall, following the route past a series of 26 waterfalls adorning the hiking trail. As the route leads between the two glaciers of Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, you get to experience the lava fields and volcanic craters of Móði and Magni, formed from the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.
After reaching the highest section of the hike, an ascent of 1000 metres, you continue with a descent into the valley of Þórsmörk, where you get to see breathtaking views of the highland mountains of Iceland and lush greenery and birch forests.
Following the hike, your guide will lead you to the original meeting point of the tour, and you will board the Highland bus back to Reykjavík.
Hvolsvöllur - N1 Gas Station
- Meeting Point
- Hvolsvöllur - N1 Gas Station
Need to know
Demanding some effort and certain endurance. Good health and some hiking experience are required. 6-8 hours walk per day. It often involves carrying your own gear.
Please ensure you have all the necessary hiking equipment - clothing, rain gear, food and water, and comfortable hiking shoes.
Please note: You can add the option of the Highland Bus Pass to your booking, allowing you to join the tour from Reykjavik.
- Flexible Cancellation
- No Booking Fees
What’s included and what to bring on this tour
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- Experienced and qualified guide
- Transport at the end of the trek
- Rain gear
- Hiking shoes
- Warm clothing
- Drinks and food
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Before we head to the glacier for the tour, we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each person's shoe size, so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.
We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us (email@example.com). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.
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