Fimmvorduhals Pass | Hiking Day Tour in South Iceland

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Skógar, Iceland
12 hours
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May. - Aug.
Minimum age:
16 years old

Walk the Fimmvörðuháls mountain pass and marvel at some of the most breathtaking views in South Iceland. This day tour is the perfect option for hikers who are keen to get off of the beaten path and walk among glaciers and misty mountain tops.

On this day tour, you will hike Fimmvörðuháls, the area that lies between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull in South Iceland into the green and lush Goðaland and Thórsmörk, the land of the god and Thórsmörk, the Valley of Thor.

Expect an exciting, challenging and strenuous long day of walking. The view is often boundless and breathtaking. You will get acquainted with the forces that created and shaped Iceland: Fire and ice standing side by side where glaciers meet volcanic mountains.

To make the most of the day, you will set off early in the morning at 6 AM departing from one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, Skógarfoss.

The hiking route between Skógar and Thórsmörk goes through the pass call Fimmvörduháls, that can be translated as “the mountain pass of the five trail signs”. It is one of the most popular mountain trails in Iceland. It is about 22 kilometres long and involves a 1,000-meter climb (change in altitude).

You will ascend past 26 waterfalls, known as ‘Waterfall Way’ and stand atop a mountain that was created in the 2010 eruption when volcanic ash from Iceland famously halted European air traffic.

Expect to feel humbled by the grandiose landscape and still, at the same time you may feel invigorated and powerful to have made it, over a harsh mountain pass, along deep canyons into the lush Thórsmörk.

Don’t miss your opportunity to climb above the clouds and marvel at some of the most stunning landscapes in South Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.


11 % VAT is included. The bus out of Thórsmörk to Seljalandsfoss after the hike.



What to bring

Hiking boots - good sturdy boots with ankle support, robust sole and waterproof
Thermal underwear (long sleeve top and bottom) made of wool or synthetics (not cotton)
Wool or fleece thermal mid layer
Hiking pants (we don´t recommend cottons as they take long to dry if wet)
Hiking socks made of wool or synthetic (bring one extra pair)
Waterproof and breathable (fabric such as Gore-Tex or similar) both pants and jacket (preferably with a hood)
Gloves and mittens - wool or synthetic (waterproof over gloves/mitts recommended)
Warm hat and/or balaclava
Any health supplies and/or prescription medicine you might need
Day backpack about 25-40 L for extra pullover and food for the day
1-2 L Water bottle /and a hot water bottle if you have it
Energy rich food for the day
Hiking poles (if available)
Gaiters (if available)  

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