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 Thorsmork and of the many waterfalls of the river Fossa being particularly beautiful. Part of the trail is snowy, as the glaciers meet at the trail. The weather can be unpredictable in these parts so caution is advised. The craters Modi and Magni at Fimmvorduhals were formed by the 2010 eruption and are as of yet Iceland's youngest craters. They 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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Stakkholtsgjá

  Stakkholtsgja is an up to 100 meters deep and  2 kilometers long canyon in South Iceland. The canyon is located near the entrance to Tho...

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Þórsmörk

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

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Gígjökull

Gigjokull is one of two glacier outlets from the glacier volcano Eyjafjallajokull, the other being Steinholtsjokull. The 2010 Eyjafjallajokull erupt...

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Eyjafjallajökull

  The glacier volcano of Eyjafjallajokull (1651 m) is located at the borders of the South Icelandic highlands. It featured prominently in world ...

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Sólheimajökull

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Mýrdalsjökull

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Skógar

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Skógafoss

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Skriðuklaustur

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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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Sólheimasandur

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Katla

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Bláfjöll

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South Iceland

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Seljalandsfoss

  Seljalandsfoss in the river Seljalandsa in South Iceland is one of the most sought waterfalls in the country. Seljalandsfoss has a narrow cas...

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Tours near Fimmvörðuháls

Thorsmork Volcano Super Jeep & Hiking Tour

From Reykjavik head south towards Thorsmork Valley, better known as the valley of Thor in the......

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Volcano Hike over Fimmvörðuháls Pass Day Tour

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Fimmvorduhals Trail from Thorsmork to Skogar | Three Day Hiking Tour

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Helicopter Tour | Eyjafjallajökull Glacier & Fimmvörðuháls

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Helicopter Tour | The Golden Circle, Highlands & Eyjafjallajökull Glacier

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Hiking The Volcanic Fimmvorduhals Pass

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Highland Hikers Passport

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Laugavegur Trekking and Fimmvörðuháls (Tents)

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Laugavegur & Fimmvörðuháls Trek - 6 Day Tour (Huts)

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The Diamond Helicopter Tour (Private)

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Fimmvörðuháls Super jeep tour

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