Fimmvorduhals | Three-Day Trek in Huts

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No booking fees
Duration
3 days
Difficulty
Hard
Language
English
14
Minimum age
14 years
Available
Jun. - Sep.

Explore the Icelandic highlands on this trek over the mountains on the famed Laugavegur track. This stunning, yet challenging trek on the Fimmvörðuháls trail will lead you between...

Explore the Icelandic highlands on this trek over the mountains on the famed Laugavegur track. This stunning, yet challenging trek on the Fimmvörðuháls trail will lead you between glaciers, through newly formed lava fields, and spectacular landscapes. This tour is the perfect opportunity to take in all the most dramatic scenery the Icelandic Highlands has to offer in only three days.

Your first day will be in the beautiful nature reserve Þórsmörk. A unique and lush green refuge in the harsh and desolate Highlands, Þórsmörk is a hiker's paradise with endless hiking trails and viewpoints. Your experienced and certified mountain guide will lead you through some of Þórsmörk's highlights in day one. 

On your second day, you will hike up to Magni and Móði, the craters formed in the 2010 eruption o...

Included

Experienced and qualified guide
Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
Transport at the beginning and end of trek
Sleeping bag
Breakfast (2), Lunch (3), Dinner (2)

Activities

Hiking
Sightseeing

Attractions

Þórsmörk
Skógafoss
Eyjafjallajökull
Mýrdalsjökull
Fimmvörðuháls
Magni
Móði
Skógar

Daily itinerary

Day 1
A birds-eye-view of glacier rivers cutting through the Highlands of Iceland.

Reykjavik to Þórsmork

Your three-day hiking adventure begins with you leaving Reykjavík from BSI Bus Terminal on a specialized highland bus and head towards the beautiful Þórsmörk valley. On the way, you will pass through the pastoral countryside of the South Coast, with rolling fields and grazing sheep, broken up by tall mountains and impressive waterfalls. You then turn towards...

Day 2
One of many geothermal hot spots in the Highlands of Iceland.

Þorsmork - Fimmvorðuhals

Your second day begins with a river-crossing, you leave Þórsmörk by crossing the river Krossá on a footbridge. You then enter Goðaland - Land of the Gods - an aptly named area with its divine rock formations and steep ridges. You continue up the hills, heading for the Fimmvörðuháls ridge, walking along the Kattarhryggir ridges with beautiful views over the v...

Day 3
An aerial view of the Highlands of Iceland.

Fimmvorduhals - Skogar - Reykjavik

This is your final day, and today you will head down to Skógar. After a hearty breakfast, you start trekking through the volcanic landscape towards Skógá river canyon. After crossing the river on a footbridge, you then follow the canyon all the way down to the coastline. Here, the landscape undergoes yet another start change, from a desolate volcanic rock to...

What to bring

Boots and Clothing:
Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support.
Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. 
T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic. 
Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer).
Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell.
Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable, e.g. Gore-Tex or comparable. 
Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland. 
Gloves – Wool or synthetic 2 pairs of different thickness. 
Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs. 
Warm hat – Wool or synthetic. 
Other gear:
A duffel bag for the transport of your overnight gear between huts. Please avoid bringing a suitcase! 
Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day. 25 – 40L (1500 – 2500 cu in)  
River shoes – Walking sandals or old running shoes with a good grip are a good choice, along with a pair of warm socks or neoprene socks. Open sandals or flip-flops will not do the job. 
Light Sleeping bag
Towel – light weight and packable. 
Sunglasses & sun protection. 
Water container – thermos flask or water bottle 0,5 – 1L. 
Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut. 
Casual clothes / change of clothes for wearing in the hut.
Personal first aid kit – including blister care. 
Prescription medication and other personal health items.
Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap etc. 
Earplugs
Optional gear:
Walking pole(s) - recommended.
Gaiters
Neoprene socks – highly recommended for river crossings. 
Pen knife. 
Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. Shorts
Thermal mat (for lunch breaks). 
Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down) 
Camera, spare batteries and a memory card or films.
Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing. 
Slippers for indoor use. 
Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits.

Good to know

The tour starts and ends at the central bus station in Reykjavík (BSÍ), meeting time is at 7:15 am.

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