Fimmvorduhals Day Tour - Volcano Hiking - EI13

Eyjafjallajokull eruption area and Thorsmork nature reserve

In the spring of 2010 a fresh eruption on the Fimmvorðuhals Ridge was like a short prelude to the main eruption in Eyjafjallajökull. We offer you an opportunity to visit the new craters (Magni and Modi) on a day trip from Reykjavik. Experience volcanoes, glaciers and roaring rivers. The hike is only for people in good shape.

Duration: 12 - 14 hrs

Pick-up: 08:00 - 08:30*

Group maximum: 14 persons

Available: Apr-Sept

Age limit: 14 years

Difficulty: Challenging

Tour Highlights:
  • Þórsmörk Valley
  • Guided hiking tour
  • Eyjafjallajokull Volcano
  • Small group experience
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Magni and Móði craters
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Gígjökull

*Pickup information: For those who have a car and don't need a pick-up in Reykjavik, please meet us at the parking lot of the N1 gas station in Hvolsvöllur at around 9:40 (map).

Included: Pick up & drop off in Reykjavik or Hvolsvöllur, super jeep ride to Thorsmork valley, English speaking guide.

Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing (good for hiking), sturdy hiking boots, water bottle, rain jacket & pants and lunch (we will make a stop on the way where you can purchase one.

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"We had this wonderful day, walking to the top of the volcano. Our guide had extremly good knowledge of the nature and history of Iceland, the old legends and then some more. We were a group of only 4 together with the guide, very nice company. A day to remember !"

Tour Description

We will pick you up in Reykjavik in the morning and drive towards Thorsmork Mountain Ridge. We will be at N1 gas station in Hvolsvollur around 9:40 am for a short stop if you prefer to meet us there for the tour. Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min. Our first stop is at the popular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall but after that, we head to Thorsmork on a rough gravel road crossing unbridged rivers on the way to the slopes of the mighty Eyjafjallajökull glacier.

Once we are deep in the valley of Þórsmörk where birch forests cling to oddly shaped palagonite formations we leave our car and start hiking.

The path winds upwards through majestic canyons, along narrow ridges aptly named Kattarhryggur (Cat's Spine). As we proceed higher the multiple gullys and canyons of Þórsmörk catch our attention.

We cross the narrow Heljarkambur (Hell's Ridge) before the pushing up the last hill before seeing the craters.

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Reaching the top of a brand new volcano in Fimmvorduhals

After a nice stop at the two craters formed during the eruption 2010 and named after two of Odin's sons, Magni and Móði we head back. The descent provides a fresh perspective, offering stunning views over the spectacular landscape of Þórsmörk. We will return to civilization having been touched by nature's awesome power and creative force.

We will drive into the sunset to Reykjavík stopping for some food on the way.

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The view over Thorsmork Mountain Ridge