Laugavegur Trail

Fimmvörðuháls Trek (Huts)

This spectacular trail was named as one of the Best Hikes in the World by National Geographic. 3-days of phenomenal trekking!

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Trek An Awe-Inspiring Ancient Trail in the Icelandic Highlands

This complete crossing over Fimmvörðuháls is probably the best known hike in Iceland, along with the Laugavegur trek. This popular trail marks the sighting of the first phase of the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Since then, the Fimmvörðuháls hike has become a real hot spot. You will encounter spectacular nature and exciting geological features along the way. Your highly experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide will lead you from the nature reserve of Þórsmörk, up between the two glaciers and over a new batch of formed lava. From there, you will travel past two popular craters Magni and Móði before descending to the lowlands on the southern side. In the evenings, you will enjoy delicious Icelandic meals and rest in cozy mountain huts. At the end of the hike. you will be greeted by the great Skógafoss waterfall and a view of the Atlantic coast, which is just a short distance away. The astonishing diversity makes this short trek another favorite in Iceland.

See video from the Fimmvörðuháls Trek from Þórsmörk to Skógar.

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Tour Overview

  • Difficulty - Moderate




    Suites those that are physically active and have some background in basic travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack. 6 - 7 hrs walks per day.

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    Jun - Aug

  • Group 319


    3 days

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    Meeting Point

    BSI bus terminal at 6:30

  • Group 550

    Group Size

    6 - 16 participants

  • Group 65



  • 14

    Minimum age

    14 yrs

  • Group 244


    Mountain hut

  • Group 110


    Public bus

  • Group 377

    Walking per day

    4 - 5 hrs

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    Total Distance

    22 km (14 mi)

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    Max. Ascent

    1000 m (3280 ft)

Guides on this Tour

Customer Reviews

This was an incredible experience. A hike of a lifetime. A group of 4 of us enjoyed it, ages 35-37, that have traveled the world, and were amazed at the beautiful terrain we experienced. We covered glaciers, volcanic craters with ash, steep mountains, dozens of beautiful waterfalls, and open meadows.
Anjaliv, USA2016-08-11

Tour Highlights

Lush Green Valley of Þórsmörk

Fantastic Glacier View

Volcanic Craters from 2010

Impressive Waterfalls and Canyons


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
  • 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

Practical Information