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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: 16 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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29 990 per adult

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Reviews on TripAdvisor

5

"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

Read customer reviews

Fimmvorduhals Day Tour - Rated 5.0/5 based on 7 customer reviews


Þórsmörk Volcano Hike

5 by Matthew September 15, 2018
"I greatly enjoyed my first group hiking experience! Unfortunately, we were rained out and had to stop early. For me, this was fine because I overestimated my stamina, and was already getting a bit tired. It is definitely a challenging hike, so keep that in mind! That being said, it is stunningly beautiful and the route is full of a variety of terrain and inclines. The way there is mostly uphill and quite steep, but awards great views. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny and went at a good pace. We took plenty of breaks, perfect for snacking, getting water, and taking lots of photos. I recommend this tour for those who are up to a challenge."

An incredible adventure

5 by Robert September 7, 2018
From the moment my sons and I entered the super Jeep, it was a blast, bouncing over the rough terrain through streams. The hike was very strenuous and not for the faint of heart, but our guide prepared us for every part. The views were simply stunning. Each step brought us to a new more amazing sight. This is not your average tourist experience. It's a rare opportunity to see some parts of Iceland that few get to see.

Amazing experience

5 by Julie September 4, 2018
"This hike was an amazing experience to discover more about Iceland "wild side". The landscapes are wonderful. Our driver and our guide were both extremely nice and professional. I highly recommend this tour if you like hiking !"

Awesome awesome day!

5 by Brooke Eidell July 16, 2018
"This hike was amazing. We were very reluctant to go and with good reason, this hike is NOT for the faint of heart. It is physically demanding and scary in some spots (narrow pathways with a LONG sheet of ice next to you...don't lose your footing!!) but the views all the way up and especially at the top are absolutely amazing. And the feeling when you are done is incredible. As an aside, we live in Philadelphia and hike up Valley Forge Mountain a lot. This was much more physically demanding, however, everyone else on our tour was perfectly fine with the climb (many of them were older than us...one couple was from CO and they were used to climbing steep mountains at high altitudes...this was a piece of cake for them.) Our guide could not have been more patient, kind and supportive during the long (12 hours!) day!"

Volcano hike

5 by Krista June 26, 2018
Amazing experience! Guide was great!

Very profession guide

5 by Normand Leboeuf June 18, 2018
"Our guide was very kind and very professional. She helped my wife in a difficult pass and she was very confident with her. Also, the guide decided near the top to turn back due to the bad weather coming. That was a very safe and professional decision. We are very very satisfied."

Þórsmörk Volcano Hike=WHOA!

5 by Megan D. June 3, 2018
Pálmi was a great guide! This is a must do tour, to be honest, it was a highlight of my entire week in Iceland. The guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and quite hilarious. I think we lucked out with the beautiful sunny weather BUT regardless of the weather, I think everyone can appreciate the beautiful scenery. You won't be disappointed!
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