Thorsmork Volcano Hike
Super Jeep & Hiking Combo
Rise above the Valley of the Thunder God, Thor, for a stunning view of towering volcanoes, hanging glaciers, and roaring rivers!
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.
April 1st - September 17th
12-14 hours / 8am -10pm
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Þórsmörk (Thorsmork valley)
- Fimmvörðuháls (Fimmvorduhals volcano)
- Eyjafjallajökull (Eyjafjallajokull volcano)
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Small group experience
- Super Jeep experience
- Gígjökull (Gigjokull glacier lagoon)
- Magni and Móði (Magni and Modi craters)
- Expert super jeep driver
- A guided hiking tour
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.
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 – 14 persons so our tours are always a small group experience!
Remember 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.
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.
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process or add it to your booking using this link. Please keep in mind that we do not rent gear on location.
First of all, check the weather forecast but keep in mind that the weather in Iceland can be extremely unpredictable, as you may have heard. We have a saying “If you don’t like the weather in Iceland, just wait 15 minutes” which is sometimes disturbingly accurate!
The weather can be anything from sunny to snowy in almost all seasons although snow is rare during summer time but we do suggest you dress accordingly. This means in layers, thermal closest to you and waterproof on top. We’ve prepared a guide to help you get ready for your adventures, check out – How to prepare for hiking and trekking in Iceland.
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.
No, please do not wear jeans and sneakers on this tour, it’s not appropriate clothing for this type of tour. It’s a long day of hiking so jeans and sneakers will quickly uncomfortable. Check the list of what to bring to see what kind of clothing is appropriate 🙂
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Price from 29.990 ISK per person.
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“One day tour - Thorsmørk hike”
The best hike ever!! And Mika was the greatest guide!..Beautiful place, challenging hike-but completely worth it!..
“Porsmork Volcano Hike”
Had a great time hiking with the arctic adventures outfit. The day we were scheduled to the Porsmork Volcano Hike there was pretty bad weather – rainy and lots of wind. Even though the weather wouldn’t allow us to do the hike as scheduled, the driver and guide took us to other locations to hike and see the sights. The hike was listed as “challenging” and it definitely had some parts that were quite demanding – so be prepared! Overall I was impressed with the organization and they’re ability to change plans on the fly when needed. Very well organized, and both our super jeep driver and guide were great! If I come back to Iceland I would certainly book more excursions with this group.
“Thorsmark Volcano Hike”
It was worth the three hour drive there and back again. It is a difficult hike, though, so be prepared for a lot of elevation gain and changes in weather. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.
The landscape is otherworldly and changes throughout the hike. We went from verdant hills to fresh snow on top of Modi and Magni. We even got handfuls of fresh blueberries from the bushes as we were walking.
Be prepared with good boots and note there are no restrooms– or even any good bushes– on the hike, so hydrate, but do so carefully. And bring snacks. You’ll burn a lot of energy on the hike and you will get back to Reykjavik sometime around 10pm, so you’ll need food for the whole day.
There are also some small portions of the hike that involve using a rope or chain to maintain balance on fairly precarious ledge trails. If you are afraid of heights, it is still worth the hike, just steel yourself a bit for those short sections.
If you are a hiker and you love seeing landscapes few others will see, this is the one to do.
“Porsmork volcano hike ”
I did this hike on the Friday. It was very challenging but rewarding. I really enjoyed all the beauty and serenity. It was secluded and the highlight of my Iceland trip. I really liked the guide. He let us go at our own pace but offered advice when required. A couple of times I got really scared and he was there for me. He offered good advice and held my hand. I never caught his name but I know he just started being a guide a month ago and I wanted to recognize him for his great work and thank him. He really helped me conquer some of my fears!