Fimmvörðuháls Volcano Hike - IMG14

Eyjafjallajökull, Magni and Móði, Mýrdalsjökull!

The highlight of the tour was the sheer range and distinct changes of terrain over the course of 8-9 hours…It gave us peace of mind knowing that we were with someone who knew the trail and could keep us on pace to make our bus back to Skogar, which meant we were free to just enjoy our time on the hike.

- Mark, USA -




Price from:  

Adult: 41.900

Departures: June 16th to August 31st: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7:30am

Duration: 17 hours, 8 – 10 hours hiking

Pick up: 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.

Minimum Age: 16 years

Group size: Minimum 2 persons

We provide: Guiding services and all necessary technical glacier equipment

You bring: warm clothing, rain gear, hiking Boot. Boots can be rented and we lend rain coats to those who need. Lunch, dinner, drinks and energy bars

Note: Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.500 ISK)

  • Tour Description

    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 fairy-tale landscape that surrounds the valley before we head back to Reykjavík or Skógar on the bus. 

    Read about Mark's experience on this challenging but rewarding trail.  A once in a lifetime experience for all hikers and nature enthusiasts! 

    Note: The Fimmvörðuháls Hike is also without Pick up from Reykjavík available.

    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.

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