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Conquer Fimmvörðuháls on a thrilling day hike. Explore Iceland's breathtaking landscapes!

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.

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. 

10 hours
Minimum age
Meeting Point
Hvolsvöllur - N1 Gas Station
Max ascent
1000 m (3280 ft)
Walking per day
10 hours
Total distance
22km (14m)

TourID: AG017

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides by Icelandia

Meeting point

Hvolsvöllur - N1 Gas Station

The meeting point is the location from where the tour begins.

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.

From €276/person
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • No Booking Fees

Tour itinerary

Day Hike over Fimmvörðuháls

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

Not included

  • Rain gear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Drinks and food

Tour highlights

South Coast

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