From Skógar to Þórsmörk - Day Tour from Reykjavík
Voted by National Geographic as one of the world´s best hikes, the Fimmvörðuháls pass from Skógar to Þórsmörk is one of Iceland´s most popular hiking routes. The trail takes us up from Skógar, along Skógá River and its many waterfalls and up between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. There we will discover the recently formed lava and some of the world´s newest new craters, Magni and Móði.
The fresh lava is still steaming under the surface and the heat of the lava can still be felt. Heading down from the craters to the magnificent Þórsmörk glacier valley we continue to enjoy more geological features as well as some amazing views over the highlands and the surrounding glaciers. In Þórsmörk, we enjoy the fairytale landscape that surrounds the valley before we head back to Reykjavík or Skógar on the bus.
Once in a lifetime experience for all hikers and nature enthusiasts!
Equipment list and further information:
Food: 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.
Shoes: Hiking shoes appropriate for hiking and trekking in rough terrains and snow.
Clothing: Goretex shell or equally waterproof jacket and pants, hiking pants (not jeans), warm sweater and suitable base layer (not cotton), hat and gloves.
Weather: The weather can change rapidly on the Fimmvörðuháls route so make sure that you are well prepared for any weather and don’t rely on the current weather or the forecast.
Fitness level: The hike is demanding: there is an elevation of over 1000 m (3280 ft) and total distance of 25 km (15.5 mi) that we cover in about 8 - 10 hours.
Please Note: Pick up starts at 07:00 from hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik and is with Reykjavik Excursions.