Fimmvorduhals Volcano Hike from Skogar

This highland hiking tour requires a certain degree of fitness.
Bring lunch for a scenic picnic in Fimmvörðuháls.
You can hike for many days, but this tour will show you the highlights in one.
Iceland's highlands are a wonderland of mountains, crags, valleys and lava fields.
Enjoy lesser known waterfalls on the Fimmvörðuháls Volcano Hike.
Even in the heights of summer, parts of the highlands will still be frozen.

Don your mountain boots for this exciting hike through the Fimmvörðuháls pass and you can experience the glaciers, waterfalls and lava craters that make this area so special.

The Fimmvörðuháls pass stretches all the way from the small village of Skógar to the mighty Þórsmörk mountain ridge. The pass is one of the most popular hiking trails in Iceland, renowned for its breathtaking viewpoints and interesting geological features, namely the newly formed lava craters, Magni and Móði.

You will begin your hike at Skógar, following your friendly guide’s lead down the Skógá River. The beginning of the trail is truly beautiful; you will enjoy the meditative sound of the rushing water, you will feast your eyes on the numerous waterfalls cascading from the cliffs around you.

Eventually, you will pass between two awe-inspiring glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, two of Iceland’s most famous residents. This is not the time to have forgotten your camera; make sure to snap some beautiful photographs of this incredible area.

Next, you will head on up to the lava craters, Magni and Móði, named after the ‘brave’ and ‘strong’ sons of the hammer-wielding God, Þór. 

Finally, you will descend from the craters into the stunning Þórsmörk glacial valley below. This area offers unbelievable panoramas of the surrounding area, and also offers other geological features that your guide will be quick to point out. When the hike is completed, you will eat dinner amongst the fantastical nature - undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful picnics you’ll ever have - before heading back to Skógar by bus.

Book now to secure your chance to hike the Fimmvörðuháls pass, a must see destination for any traveller in South Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Activities: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Þórsmörk, Skógafoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, Fimmvörðuháls, Magni, Móði
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00

You meet us at the departure location.
IMG sales office in Skógar
  • Guiding services and transport back from Þórsmörk to Skógar.

What to bring:
  • Sturdy hiking boots

  • Warm, waterproof clothes

  • At least 1 litre of water

  • Enough food for the full day

Good to know:

Bring a packed lunch, as there are no shops en route.

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Fimmvorduhals Volcano Hike from Skogar

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