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.
From 29 990 ISK
Duration: 12 - 14 hours
Pickup: 08:00 - 08:30*
Maximum: 14 persons
Available: Apr - Sept, daily.
Distance: 16 km (800m ascent)
*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).
Minimum age: 14 years old
Included: Pick up, transport, English guiding service.
Bring with you: Good hiking clothes and sturdy hiking boots and a daypack with extra clothing, raingear and lunch pack for the day (no lunch is included).
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We will pick you up at your hotel 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 inside 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 narow Heljarkambur (Hell's Ridge) before the pushing up the last hill before seeing the craters.
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.