Overview

Rise above the Valley of the Thunder God, Thor, for a stunning view of towering volcanoes, hanging glaciers, and roaring rivers!

Highlights

  • Þórsmörk (Thorsmork valley)
  • Fimmvörðuháls (Fimmvorduhals volcano)
  • Eyjafjallajökull (Eyjafjallajokull volcano)
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Small group experience
  • Super Jeep experience
  • Gígjökull glacier
  • Magni and Móði (Magni and Modi craters)

A challenging hike from Thorsmork valley up to Fimmvorduhals pass, the home of the new craters Magni and Modi. If you are looking for a great hike with stunning landscape then this is the tour for you.

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
  • Super Jeep
Availability Apr - Oct
Duration 12-14 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Challenging
Minimum age 14 years
Ratio 1:16
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location No

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What's included

Included

  • Transportation
  • Expert super jeep driver
  • A guided hiking tour

What to bring

  • It is extremely important to have warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear and gloves with you.
  • Good hiking shoes are essential for this tour.
  • Lunch, snacks and water bottle.
  • Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can also be rented directly from us if you contact us or book online.

Not Included

  • Meals

Contact us for more Information about this tour

Itinerary

Information

Thorsmork, a beautiful valley surrounded by glaciers and mountains, is the setting for today’s tour. Your tour starts with a pick you up from your hotel in Reykjavík and from there you will drive out of the city heading towards the east of the island. After passing through a few small villages you will arrive at the first stop of today‘s tour, the mighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall.  Seljalandsfoss is the famous waterfall that is best known for the fact that when conditions are good, you can walk behind it, enjoying it from both sides.

Next, you will pass Gígjökull glacier where you will see some of the effects of the famous Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010 before arriving in Thorsmork. From Basar cabin, in the heart of Thorsmork, you will start your hike to Fimmvorduhals, a popular hiking route among locals in Iceland. Here you will see the two craters, Magni and Modi, formed in this infamous eruption. The new lava, large craters, glacier view along with the surrounding mountains and vibrant colors make this hike truly outstanding. The elevation gain is between 700-800 meters and length approximately 16 km in total.The Thorsmork – Fimmvorduhals hike should not be missed by any outdoor enthusiasts visiting Iceland. Get physically active while you enjoy one of the most scenic places you will ever come across. In Thorsmork, every season has its charm, giving you a great opportunity to visit again and again. Our super jeeps seat 5 – 16 persons so our tours are always a small group experience!

Pick up starts at 8 am  from your Reykjavik pick up point. We also pick up at Hveragerdi, Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur along the way. 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.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Please note that this tour is quite demanding and the conditions in Thorsmork can be hard at times. We expect participants to be dressed accordingly and have good hiking shoes with them.

FAQ

Yes, you sure can! We offer pick up at Hveragerði N1, Selfoss N1, Hella bus station and Hvolsvöllur N1. Please let us know if you would like to be picked up from one of these places if you did not choose them in the booking process.

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

Reviews

5
Based on 3 reviews

Thorsmork Volcano Hike

1- of 3 reviews

Outstanding!

Reviewed on October 09, 2019 by Chuck Weikel From our post-trip system

The volcano hike was the highlight of my trip. Good workout and incredible views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. I did 7 trips with Arctic Adventures and found the organization/guides to be effective, organized and hospitable. I would not hesitate to participate in any of their trips in the future.

Fantastic hike, worth every cent.

Reviewed on October 06, 2019 by Abby C From our post-trip system

Our guide, Helmur (sorry if this spelling is incorrect) was amazing and made the hike very interesting with local knowledge about the geology. He also took enough breaks to ensure we did not tire out and paced the hike well. This was truly one of the highlights of our trip. The views were outstanding (glaciers, lava fields, highland views, The Magni and Modi craters, the looming volcano) and the drive to Thorsmork in the super jeep was fantastic. Highly recommend this, but know that you will need to be in a little decent shape to do this completely.

Incredibly worth it!

Reviewed on September 17, 2019 by Elliot Leah From our post-trip system

This tour was amazing. It was very well run, the guide and driver were professional and knowledgeable. We had some bad weather that meant we couldn’t complete the entire hike, so our guide used the extra time to take us to another secret spot. Highly recommend!

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