Hike over Iceland's most recent Lava
This hike over Fimmvörðuháls 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, then travels over the newly batch of formed lava. From there, we travel pass the two popular craters Magni and Móði before descending to the lowlands on the southern side. Afterward, we are finally greeted by the great Skógarfoss waterfall with the Atlantic coast residing in a short distance. This astonishing diversity makes this short trek another favorite in Iceland. Accommodation in mountain huts.
Due to this trail's popularity, there is potential for irreparable damage to the nature that we all enjoy. As environmental stewards in Iceland, we are taking a proactive approach to preserve the trail and the surrounding environment by allocating 1% of the tour price for each passenger to our Environmental Fund. With us, you get to experience this amazing trail and minimise your environmental impact.
Total walking distance: 22 km. (13,6 miles)
Altitude: 150-1100 m. (490-3600 feet)
Maximum Ascent: 1000 m. (3280 feet)
- An amazing experience.
- Free Cancelation
- VAT\Taxes included
- No Booking Fees
- Guide for 3 days
- Transportation to and from Reykjavík
- Food for 3 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3)
- Mountain hut fees
- Cooking gear
- Sleeping bags
- Fantastic Glacier view
- Warm lava and craters
- Impressive waterfalls and canyons
- spectacular nature
- Season: Jun - Aug
- Duration: 3 day, 2 nights
- Departures: Daily
- Minimum age: 14 years old, younger than that is not allowed.
We recommend you bring
- Bottle of water & Food
- Warm outdoor clothing.
- Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Warm headwear, gloves and sunglasses.
- Good hiking shoes are a must.
The tour starts and ends at BSI bus terminal, meeting time is at 07:15 am.
Be prepared for ice-cold weather and dress accordingly.
Bring warm clothing, rain gear, and hiking boots. Boots and rain gear can be rented (1.500 ISK. per item).
Please see here a list of items needed for a succsesful hike in Iceland´s remote areas