Information about Fimmvörðuháls

Fimmvorduhals is one of Iceland's most popular hiking trails. It made the world news when the Eyjafjallajokull eruption started there in 2010.

The trail is located between glaciers Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull and lies from Skogar to Thorsmork valley. It is about 22 km long, reaching a height of 1000 m. 

The trail offers breathtaking and highly varied scenery, the view down to Þórsmörk and of the many waterfalls of the river Fossá being particularly beautiful. Part of the trail is snowy, as the glaciers meet at the trail.  

The Morinsheiði plateau offers a stunning view of the glacier Mýrdalsjökull with the volcano Katla on the top The weather can be unpredictable in these parts so caution is advised. The craters Móði and Magni at Fimmvörðuháls were formed by the 2010 eruption and are as of yet Iceland's youngest craters. They still eminate steam since the hardened lava is still warm and melts the snow in the area.

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Attractions nearby Fimmvörðuháls

Móði

  Modi is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Magni. These two craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjaf...

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Magni

  Magni is one of the two youngest craters in Iceland, along with Modi. The craters are situated between glaciers Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjalla...

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Þórsmörk

Nestled between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull is Þórsmörk (Thor's V...

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Stakkholtsgjá

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Gígjökull

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Eyjafjallajökull

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Seljavallalaug

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Sólheimajökull

Solheimajokull is a beautiful outlet glacier of the Myrdalsjokull icecap. Solheimajokull is a rugged glacial tounge riddled with crevasses and specta...

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Kvernufoss

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Mýrdalsjökull

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Skógafoss

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Skógar

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Skogar Museum - Skógarsafn

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Markarfljótsgljúfur Canyon

Photo Credit: Wikimedia. Creative Commons. Borvan53. Markarfljótsgljúfur is a canyon in Iceland's southern Highlands, west of ...

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Þorvaldseyri

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Matt Riggott Þorvaldseyri is a historic farm located beneath Iceland’s most famous volcano,...

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Katla volcano

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Tindfjallajökull

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Laugavegur hiking trail

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South Shore

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DC3 Plane Wreck

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Tours near Fimmvörðuháls

Thorsmork Volcano Super Jeep & Hiking Tour

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Highland Hikers Passport

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Volcanoes & Glaciers Helicopter Tour

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Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trek | 6-Day Hiking & Mountain Huts

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Helicopter Tour | The Golden Circle, Highlands & Eyjafjallajokull Glacier

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Diamond Helicopter Tour | Landmannalaugar and Eyjafjallajokull

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The Beautiful Fimmvorduhals Route | Super Jeep / Hiking Day Tour

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3-Day Fimmvörðuháls Trek in Huts - Part 2

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The 'Full Monty' Private Helicopter Tour

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The Diamond Journey | Private Helicopter Tour

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7-Day Laugavegur & Fimmvörðuháls Trek in Huts

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Helicopter Tour | The South Coast, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & The Highlands

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Hiker's Ride To Thorsmork | One-Way Bus Ticket

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The Golden Hikers Bus Pass | Return Bus Ticket to the Highlands

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One-Way Bus Ticket | Departure from Thorsmork

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