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FIMMVORDUHALS HIKE

Once in a lifetime experience for all hikers and nature enthusiasts!

The Fimmvorduhals hike from Skogar to Thorsmorki s one of Iceland’s most popular hiking routes.

The trail takes us up from Skogar , along Skoga River and its 20+ waterfalls, up between the two glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull. There we will discover the recently formed lava and the new craters, Magni and Modi, from the infamous volcanic eruption of 2010 which halted all air traffic in Europe.

From the craters, we will descend into the magnificent Thorsmork glacier valley, where we continue to enjoy more geological features as well as some amazing views over the highlands of Iceland and the surrounding glaciers. In Thorsmork we enjoy the fairytale landscape that surrounds the valley, until we are picked up by super jeeps which will transport us over the rivers and out of the valley.

Technical details:

Distance: ~24 kilometers / ~15,5 miles

Duration: 9-12 hrs hiking, depending on the group (total trip 11-14 hrs)

Elevation: ~ 1.050 meters / ~3445 feet (quite steep in parts)

If this sounds all a bit too much for you, perhaps the Volcano hike from Thorsmork would suit you better:

Thorsmork volcano hike

Duration: 11-14 hrs (9-12 hrs hiking)
Operation:
June – September
Departure time:
08:00 from Midgard Adventures base camp (click here for location)
Pick up and drop off in Hvolsvöllur and Hella general area, between 07:45 and 08:15
Pick up and drop off from Reykjavik bookable as extra feature. Pick up time starts at 06:30. *
Included:
Transfer from Hvolsvöllur to Skógar, professional guide, light evening BBQ, super jeep transfer from Thorsmork to Hvolsvöllur
Bring with you:
Warm clothing, rain gear, hiking boots, lunch, dinner, drinks and energy bars

*Super jeeps and coaches are not allowed in the city center, so we may have to ask you to walk a short distance from your hotel.

Good to know before the tour:

Age limit for this tour is 13 years.

Follow the equipment list carefully

You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your Fimmvorðuhals hiking tour might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!

This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety. 

Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!

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How to prepare for the tour

Food: This is a long day so make sure you bring enough food for lunch 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

Clothing:

  • Hiking Boots – Preferably of waterproof material (Gore-Tex or alternative)
  • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
  • Light wool sweater or fleece (2nd layer)
  • Trousers (2nd layer) – Strong and light material that dries quickly. Wind resistant and water repelling preferable.
  • Rain Jacket or an Anorak with hood – Waterproof and breathable material. Gore-Tex or equivalents are preferable.
  • Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable material
  • Liner Gloves – Wool or synthetic (polypropylene / polyester)
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. One or two pairs for thermal and blister prevention
  • Hat or beanie – Wool or synthetic

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.

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