Fimmvörðuháls Hike

Þórsmörk Nature Reserve in Iceland
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Highlights:

  • Beautiful area of Þórsmörk Reserve Nature
  • Volcano Hiking
  • Slopes of Eyjafjallajökull glacier
  • Majestic canyon's and valley's

Description:

We will pick you up at your hotel in Reykjavik in the morning and drive towards Thorsmork Mountain Ridge. Our first stop is at the popular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall but after that we head to Þórsmork on a rough gravel road crossing non bridged 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 gully's 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. 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.

Availability:

  • Summer
Duration: 14 hours

Difficulty:

  • Rated 4 out 5 or Demanding

Pickup:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 15 years old

Ratio:

  • 12 persons maximum
Price: ISK 28,900

Included:

  • Pick up
  • Transport
  • English guiding service

Not included:

  • Meals, snacks & drinks

What to bring:

  • Good hiking clothes
  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Backpack with extra clothing
  • Raingear
  • Lunch pack for the day (lunch not included)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks, Energy bars & drinks
  • Camera

Pickup times:

  • 9:00 AM

Departures:

  • 09:30 AM

Operates:

  • Tue, Fri, Sun

Extra's:

  • Rent hiking shoes (non refundable) - ISK 1,000 p. pers

Good to know:

  • 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. Pickup also available from Selfoss.

Special Requirements:

  • Participants must be in good physical form & condition for this tour

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