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Fimmvorduhals

Hiking trail in Iceland

Fimmvorduhals is situated in South Iceland between two glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, it was actually here that the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption began. This is wonderful hiking territory, hiking paths and trekking trails trace their pathways through the most amazing and spectacular mountain, glacier and volcanic landscapes. Good to know is that accommodation at mountain huts in this area MUST be booked in advance.

Fimmvorduhals in all its glory

There is a well-known and very beautiful Fimmvörðuháls hike which connects Skógar on the south coast to Þórsmörk in the South Highlands. Along its 22 km length this trail climbs around 1000 m as it goes up above the majestic Skókafoss Waterfall, passing by many more exceptionally beautiful waterfalls before threading through the high pass at Fimmvörðuháls. The views are amazing with stunning scenery all the way. Goðahraun, the new lava field created by the Eyjafjalljökull eruption, with its two craters named after the Norse God Þór´s sons, Magni and Móði, can be found nearby.

Why not take a day tour from Reykjavík? Our Þórsmörk Volcano Hike Tour offers you a magnificent opportunity to explore the Fimmvörðuháls region including Goðahraun and Magni and Móði. Over 14 km your footsteps will take you into some of the most stunning mountain scenery on earth, as you gain an elevation of around 800 m. This really is a very special opportunity which should not be missed by any outdoor or nature enthusiast.

A Fimmvörðuháls hike or trek can easily be added onto another of our trekking tours. Many people who complete the famous Laugavegur trail choose a trek which includes the Fimmvörðuháls area. We organize everything and book your accommodation. Your luggage can be transported – you travel light with just a day pack. Enjoy the trek of a lifetime!

Where is Fimmvorduhals located?

Fimmvorðuháls is the high mountain pass between the mountain glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull reached by a hiking trail. People usually start in Þórsmörk which is 151 km from Reykjavík. Rivers have to be crossed on the way to Þórsmörk so a 4×4 vehicle with river crossing insurance cover is required. Other interesting places nearby are the valley of Þórsmörk, Eyjafallajökull, Mýrsalsjökull and the new volcano craters, Magni and Móði. A hiking tour from Reykjavík is an easy way to see these areas.