Fimmvorduhals Trail from Thorsmork to Skogar | Three Day Hiking Tour

Hike one of the most beautiful and best-known treks in Iceland on this three-day tour. If you have a passion for hiking and seek to immerse yourself in Iceland’s magnificent Highlands, then this is the trip for you.

Your group will gather at the BSI Bus Terminal for an early departure to the valley of Þórsmörk; if you wish, you can book a pick up from your hotel to this location. Once you are all ready, you will start your journey across the beautiful South Coast of Iceland. You will have lunch when you arrive, then start the hike to the famed Fimmvörðuháls Pass.

This incredible route begins in the ‘Valley of Thor’, an otherworldly place of forests, lava, and beautiful streams, set in the shadow of three glaciers. After hiking in the valley, you'll reach the first of the mountain huts in which you’ll be staying; then it’s time to relax and enjoy the scenery.

On the second day, you will cross the river Krossá into the aptly name Goðalönd, which translates to ‘the abode of the Gods’. At the foot of two glaciers, you will walk through fields of grass and flowers, along ridges and over hills, to the new lava that formed during the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. You will see several of the craters that played a part in this eruption, and will still be able to feel the heat of the lava in the newly formed rocks.

For the final day, you will trek towards the Skógar River, and follow it to the famous Skógafoss waterfall. Along this track, you will come across many beautiful gorges and formations and pass several lesser known falls. Once you reach the destination, you will have time to enjoy the beauty of the South Coast, before hopping back on the bus to Reykjavík.

This tour takes you across rivers and requires up to seven hours hiking a day, but you do not need a wealth of experience to join; you simply need to be at least sixteen, in good health and prepared for the trip of a lifetime.

Do not miss this awe-inspiring tour; hike along one of Iceland’s most famous trails and through one of its most beautiful regions. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: August
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þórsmörk, Skógafoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Fimmvörðuháls, Magni, Móði, Skógar, Fimmvörduháls volcano, Útigönguhöfði, Morinsheiði
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 06:50

Pick up from hotel or guesthouse can be added for an extra fee of 5000 ISK. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
Included:
  • Mountain hut accommodation

  • Lunch

  • Guide

  • Cooking gear

  • Pick up from hotel/guesthouse (costs 5000 ISK extra)


What to bring:
  • Sleeping bag

  • Hiking boots

  • Shoes for crossing rivers


Good to know:

This tour requires you to cross rivers, so ensure you bring appropriate footwear, with good grip, to do this. It is advised to bring sturdy sandals or old trainers for this.

The tour starts and ends at the central bus station in Reykjavík (BSÍ), meeting time is at 7:15 am. Pick up from hotel or guesthouse at the beginning of the tour can be added for an extra fee.

All of the mountain huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have bunk rooms with single and twin beds, participants have to be prepared to share a bunk with other travelers from the group.



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