Private 13-Hour Hiking Tour of Fimmvorduhals

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BSÍ Parking, Reykjavík, Iceland
13 hours
June - Sept.
Minimum age
8 years old


Explore the breathtaking views and landscapes of South Iceland when you book this full-day hiking tour of the Fimmvorduhals trail. Those eager to get up close to Iceland's nature on foot and challenge themselves should book this exciting private tour now.

The adventure starts at Skogafoss waterfall, where you'll greet your expert local guide. If it's more convenient for your travel plans, you can meet your guide at the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik to catch the bus to the starting point together.

This hiking tour is private, meaning it'll be just you and your group. You won't need to wait for other guests, and you can take the hike at your own pace. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to ask your guide any questions along the way.

Once you've arrived at the hike's starting point and everyone in your group is ready, it'll be time to start. The hike is about 15 miles (roughly 25 kilometers) long and follows a challenging path. You'll walk over rugged terrain and tackle steep uphill climbs, so you'll need a good fitness level.

As you hike, you'll pass some of the most beautiful scenery in South Iceland, including waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields, and craters. You'll be surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The towering peaks and pristine valleys offer breathtaking panoramic views while the crisp mountain air invigorates your senses. 

The diverse landscape is adorned with colorful wildflowers, moss-covered rocks, and glistening streams, creating a picturesque backdrop for your journey.

At lunchtime, you'll stop at the Travel Association of Iceland cabin. Here, you can regain some energy and enjoy your packed lunch.

Afterward, you'll hike to the foothills of the Myrdalsjokull glacier. The glacier stretches over approximately 370 square miles (almost 600 square kilometers) and is the fourth-largest glacier in Iceland.

You'll then cross the Godahraun lava field, an expanse of land covered with solidified lava created during the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in 2010. You'll also visit two volcanic craters, Magni and Modi, formed during the eruption.

You'll finish your hike with a steep downhill trail to the Thorsmork valley. The Thorsmork valley is an area of untouched beauty with green meadows, sparkling rivers, and diverse plant life. It's one of Iceland's most popular hiking areas and the perfect place to rest and recover from your walk while you reflect on the memories you've made. 

You can catch the bus back to Reykjavik at the end of the tour or stay in the Thorsmork valley for your next adventure.

Don't miss this incredible experience of hiking through the beautiful scenery of South Iceland on a private 13-hour hiking tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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English-speaking private tour guide



What to bring

Base layer (a warm, long-sleeved top and bottoms)
Mid layer (a wool or fleece top to go over your base layer)
Insulated jacket (a warm jacket to wear during breaks)
Waterproof jacket/shell and pants
Gloves and mittens (one thin pair as a base layer, and one over-pair with windproof features)
A warm hat and a balaclava or buff
Two pairs of hiking socks
Good hiking boots
Reusable water bottle and thermos
Packed lunch
Dry bag
Personal first aid kit and medication
Toilet paper and bag
UV-rated sunglasses
Sitting mat for rest breaks

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