- Trees planted 2
- Available jun, jul, aug
- Duration 3 days / 2 nights
- Location Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail
- Number of participants Min. 1
- Age limit Minimum age 14 years
What you'll experience.
The ancient Fimmvörðuháls trek in Iceland was named as one of the Best Hikes in the World by National Geographic. Explore formations from recent volcano activity, lava fields and Thors lush green valley (Þórsmörk) on this 3-day trek from Þórsmörk to Skógar.
The Fimmvörðuháls trek is probably the best known 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 showcasing spectacular nature and exciting geological features.
The trail goes from the nature reserve of Þórsmörk, up between the two glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, then travels over the newly batch of formed lava. From there, you will travel passed the two newest craters Magni and Móði formed in the eruption, before descending to the lowlands on the southern side. Finally you will be greeted by the great Skógarfoss waterfall with the Atlantic coast residing in a short distance.
The astonishing diversity of the landscape along the way makes this short trek a firm favorite in Iceland. Accommodation in mountain huts dormitory style and sleeping bags are included.
Please note that the tour has no transportation of luggage and is therefore light backpacking.
Total walking distance: 22 km. (13,6 miles)
Altitude: 150-1100 m. (490-3600 feet)
Maximum Ascent: 1000 m. (3280 feet)
This tour is operated by our friends at Icelandic Mountain Guides. IMG manages an environmental fund that aims to preserve and restore the Laugavegur hiking trail, one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland. They are also powerful advocates for environmental awareness on various platforms.
Icelandic Mountain Guides’ certifications: