This is the site of the first of two massive volcanic eruptions in 2010. The brand new (touchable) lava, large craters and vast sweeping mountains make this hike truly unimaginable. With its vibrantly colored valleys and abundance of huge surrounding mountains, it is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience. To reach this secluded highland valley our experienced driver/guide uses a modified 4×4 vehicle known as an Icelandic super jeep. On the way to Thorsmork we will visit the mighty and picturesque waterfall, Seljalandsfoss. Next we will pass the Gigjokull glacier where we will see the results of the famous Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption. Our final destination is the Basar cabin where we will embark on our 6-8 hour hike up and back down the Fimmvorduhals volcanoes.
The elevation gain is between 700-800 meters and approximately 14 km total. The hike is rated 4 out of 5 in difficulty.
Duration: 12 hours
Operation: Mid May – mid September
Pick up time: 8.00-8.30
Included: Transfer from and to Reykjavík city and expert super jeep driver guide and hiking guide
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended (note: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented online)
Good to know before the tour:
Jeans are not suitable clothing; water proof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are recommended
Please note that this trip is demanding and the condition can be hard at times in Þórsmörk. We expect clients on this trip to be dressed accordingly and have good hiking shoes.
Age limit on this tour is 16 years.
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your hiking tour might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
Distance: ~ 17 km / ~ 10.5 miles
Duration: 7-9 hours generally, but this depends on the group
Elevation gain: ~ 850 meters / ~ 2788 feet (about half of this elevation is all in one stretch)
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!
If you want to hike the full length of the Fimmvorduhals hikin trail, here it is: