Fimmvorduhals Hike, 3-day Hut-to-hut hike in Iceland

Join an experienced and qualified mountain guide on this awe-inspiring 3-day trek in Fimmvörðuháls, Iceland.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

People per Guide

16 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Newly formed volcanic craters

  • Incredible glacier view

  • Lush meadows and valleys

 

Fimmvörðuháls came to be one of the most popular trekking destinations in Iceland because of its breathtaking and incredibly diverse scenery. Join us on this inspiring 3-day tour and see why this is such a classic trail.

In 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted and created two new craters (named Magni and Móði) and a new lava field. As well as admiring those new formations, you’ll trek through peaceful meadows, the lush green valley of Þórsmörk, enjoy a spectacular view of two glaciers, and be dazzled by the majestic Skógarfoss waterfall.

This challenging trek covers a total of 22km, the maximum ascent being 1km. We walk 4-5 hours a day in groups of 6-16 participants. Delicious Icelandic meals are included as well as accommodation in a cozy mountain hut.

Fimmvörðuháls has something for everyone. Book now for the hike of a lifetime. 

For a month-long Icelandic adventure, check out this 32-day coast to coast group hike. To learn the basics of ice climbing, you might like this beginner-friendly Sólheimajökull group glacier walk and ice climbing.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
99900 ISK

Group of 2
99900 ISK

Group of 3
99900 ISK

Group of 4
99900 ISK

Group of 5
99900 ISK

Group of 6
99900 ISK

Group of 7
99900 ISK

Group of 8
99900 ISK

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
 Price listed is the price per person. Included: Transport at the beginning and end of trek, sleeping bag, breakfast (2), lunch (3), dinner (2). NOT included: showers in huts (payable on site), transfer of luggage. Optional extras: accommodation in Reykjavík before and after the tour.
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

BSI bus terminal at 7:15am

Accommodation

Accommodation in a mountain hut and sleeping bags are included in the trip.

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Recommended clothing:

Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.

Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic.

T-shirt (thermal underwear), Wool or synthetic.

Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer).

Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell.

Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable, e.g. Gore-Tex or comparable.

Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland, poncho is not useful because of wind.

Gloves – Wool or synthetic 2 pairs of different thickness.

Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs.

Warm hat – Wool or synthetic.

Recommended gear:

A duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts. Please avoid bringing a suitcase!

Day backpack for extra clothes and lunch pack during the day. 25 – 40L (1500 – 2500 cu in).

River shoes – Walking sandals or old running shoes with a good grip are a good choice, along with a pair of warm socks or neoprene socks. Open sandals or flip-flops will not do the job.

Sleeping bag. A basic sleeping bag with no specific temperature rating is sufficient for this trek since all the huts are heated.

Towel – light weight and packable.

Sunglasses & sun protection.

Water container – thermos flask, water bottle 0.5 – 1L. or camelbak.

Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut.

Change of clothes for wearing in the hut.

Personal first aid kit – including blister care.

Prescription medication and other personal health items.

Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc.

Earplugs.

Lunch box

Optional gear:

Walking pole(s). To preserve the vulnerable nature please keep the rubber tip protectors on.

Power-bank / extra battery for your electronics – small solar cells usually do not work that well in Iceland, so a pre-charged power bank is a better option. Charging your electronics in the highlands often is not an option or will cost you extra. Having converters adapters for 220 V and/or USB will help.

Gaiters (recommended for departures in June and early July).

Pocket knife.

Sun/rain hat or a cap. Shorts.

Small thermal mat (to sit on for lunch breaks).

Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down).

Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing.

Slippers for indoor use.

Pillow or pillow case (to wrap around your warm sweater or down jacket for a pillow).

Playing cards and travel games – or other toys you might like and can travel.

Cash– for the showers, a shower normally costs about 500 ISK.

Book - to read during the evenings.

Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits: Liquor laws in Iceland prohibit the sale of alcohol in most places you come by on your trip in the highlands. So, having a flask (preferably plastic or metal) to share with your fellow travels in front of the camp fire (gas heater) can be the crowning of a good day.

 

About the Guide

 
 

Icelandic Mountain Guides has been setting the standard in terms of safety, expertise and environmental protection in Iceland since its creation in 1994. Our outdoor adventure company is owned and operated by mountain guides and was the first to offer the Glacier Walk in Iceland, which was key to the industry's exponential growth.

You will find our company's headquarters in Reykjavik and our base camp in the stunning Skaftafell National Park. Whether you want to go hiking, skiing or climbing or whether you are looking for a day tour or a multi-day tour, we can help you. Come with us to discover everything Iceland and Greenland have to offer.

 
 

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