• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug

Description

Join me for a once in a lifetime hiking experience: the amazing Fimmvörðuháls trail 1-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 inmense variety of landscapes in the same day. We will start at the ocean and go up passing 23 amazing waterfalls! Then, we will head to grassy tundra and finally along a volcanic plateau, where we will find some of the world’s most recent volcanic activity.

We will start hiking up the trail that takes us from the tiny village of Skógar along the beautiful Skogá River and its many incredible waterfalls. We will then continue to the glacial pass between two glaciers: Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

In 2010, Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted and spread its ashes throughout mainland Europe. When eruptions stopped the hiking trail was reopened.

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!

Then, we will head down to the spectacular Thórsmörk glacier valley. From that point, we will be able to enjoy beautiful views over the highlands and the surrounding glaciers. A fairytale landscape surrounds the valley in Thórsmörk, from where we will start our descent.

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 8 to 10 hours. It will take us in total 17 hours, includind driving time to the trail starting point.

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! You can also take a look at all the other exciting trips that I also guide in Iceland! There’s something for everyone in this amazing country.

Price per person

Group of 241900ISK

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport to the start of the trip
Minimum group size: 2 people // Minimum age: 16 // The price also includes all necessary technical glacier equipment // Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.500 ISK) // The Fimmvörðuháls Hike is also available without pick up from Reykjavík, meeting at Skógar, from 31.900 ISK.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
?

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

In Reykjavík, from hotel or guesthouse, from 7:00 - 7:20 am by Reykjavik Excursions Bus. Note the pickup is operated by Reykjavík Excursions so be ready in front of your selected pick up destination from 7:00am. Passengers that miss their pick up have to get themselves to the BSÍ bus terminal before departure.

More info

DEPARTURES: Until 31st August 2017- Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7:30am// 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: This is a long day so 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.