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Fimmvörðuháls Hike | Day Tour | Midgard

    Tour Operator: Midgard Adventure     14 hours     Travel method: Jeep / 4x4     Region: South

Starting at Skógar, the Skógá river is followed (with 20+ waterfalls) and then between Eyjafjallajokull (of 2010 fame) and Myrdalsjokull (with Katla below).

We cross the 2010 volcanic area, its lavas still warm with the two new craters Magni and Móði standing proud.

Descending into beautiful Þórsmörk, here it is like standing atop the world, looking down on unimaginable, glorious creation.

Super jeeps return us from Þórsmörk, rugged driving, crossing unbridged rivers.

Distance: 24 kms; elevation 1,050m; hike 9-12hrs; total trip 11-14hrs.

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Minimum age: 13 years
Difficulty: Challenging

What is included

Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Hvolsvöllur area – Other pickup locations on request.

Professional guidance

Evening light BBQ

Important information

Comfortable hiking clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast! 


There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour. In case of fewer bookings we will refund you 100% or suggest alternatives.

Food during the hike is not included. However you can order lunchboxes in the booking process.

We depart around 08:00 early morning from the Midgard Base Camp. Swing by a little earlier for a nice cup of coffee!

We can also pick you up at your accommodation in the area from 7:45-8:15 (depending on your location).

This hike is also available as a private tour.

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