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Fimmvörðuháls trail 3-day guided hike

Enjoy one of the best hikes in the world, the spectacular Fimmvörðuháls trail in Iceland, along with a certified mountain guide.

Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup


Join me for a once in a lifetime hiking experience: the amazing Fimmvörðuháls trail 3-day hike in Iceland. This spectacular trail was listed as one of the world’s best hikes by National Geographic magazine.

The Fimmvörðuháls pass, that goes from Skógar to Thórsmörk is also one of the most popular hiking tours in the country. The trail is about 25 km long and it involves 1000 m of hiking ascent.

The highlight of this hike is the possibility of walking across an immense variety of landscapes. We’ll depart from the Reykjavik BSI bus terminal and drive to the gorgeous Þórsmörk valley. Around this area, on our way to Fimmvörðuháls pass, we’ll get to see beautiful glaciers, cliffs and natural environments. We will then continue to the glacial pass between two glaciers: Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

Once there, we will discover the recently formed lava, still steaming under the surface, and some of the world’s newest craters: Móði and Magni. We will walk through one of the youngest landscapes on Earth!

Also, we’ll hike up the trail that takes us from the tiny village of Skógar along the beautiful Skogá River and its many incredible waterfalls.

Weather can change rapidly on this route, so you shouldn’t rely on the current weather or forecast and you must be well prepared for any weather changes.

Also, please note this is a demanding hike. We will hike up an elevation of over 1000 m and cover a total of 25 km, in about 6 to 7 hours per day.

So, are you in for such a unique hiking adventure? Contact me, book your date and let’s start planning this unforgettable hike in Iceland! 

Another option in Iceland could be this guided hike in Hvannadalshnukur.

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EQUIPMENT LIST and further information // Shoes: Bring hiking shoes or boots appropriate for hiking and trekking in rough terrains and snow. Boots can be rented // Clothing: Warm clothing, rain gear (we can lend rain coats to those who need), goretex shell or equally waterproof jacket and pants, hiking pants (not jeans), warm sweater and suitable base layer (not cotton), hat and gloves // Food and drinks: make sure you bring enough food for lunch, dinner and in-between meals like energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits for example. A 1 ltr. water bottle is also mandatory but energy drinks are optional. There are NO shops on the way so make sure you come prepared.

Meeting point

BSI Reykjavik Bus Terminal at 7.15 am.



About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

ISK 102990 each

Group of 2

ISK 102990 each

Group of 3

ISK 102990 each

Group of 4

ISK 102990 each

Group of 5

ISK 102990 each

Group of 6

ISK 102990 each

Group of 7

ISK 102990 each

Group of 8

ISK 102990 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Minimum group size: 6 people. Minimum age: 14. Not included in the price: luggage transfer and showers in the hut.

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