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Thorsmork Volcano Hike

Super Jeep & Hiking Tour

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

Hiking Super-Jeep
5.0 rating based on 9 ratings

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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.

Wish to stay the night in Þórsmörk Valley? See here the 2-day version of the Fimmvörðuháls hike.

  • Availability

    Apr. - Oct.

  • Duration

    12-14 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    14 years

  • Ratio


  • Departs from

    Básar in Þórsmörk

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    29.990 ISK

Tour 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)
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 – 16 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

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.

I'm staying on the south coast - can I be picked up along the way?

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.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

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.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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 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.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

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.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

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

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

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.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

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.


How does carbon offsetting work?

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.

What if I don’t own all of these clothing necessaries?

Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process or add it to your booking. See more.
Please keep in mind that we do not rent gear on location.

What type of weather can I expect? What should I wear?

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 5 minutes” which is sometimes disturbingly accurate!

The weather can be anything from sunny to snowy in almost any season although snow is rare during summer time. We do suggest that 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.

Can I wear jeans and sneakers?

No, please do not wear jeans and sneakers on this tour, it’s not appropriate clothing for this type of tour. Check the list of what to bring to see what kind of clothing is appropriate.

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Thorsmork Volcano Hike | Average rating: 5/5 based on 9 customer reviews

"The Views are Worth the Sweat" | 5 stars By Nicole Sutton 07/10/2018
"The Views from this hike (especially if you go down a different way than you came up) are unbelievable. The guide kept telling us - 'just wait....it gets better'. I didn't believe him….but every time we'd stop, he was right.....it was even better. Definitely, a challenging hike that you need to be in shape, alert, and prepared for....but so so so incredibly wonderful!"
"Highlight of our trip!" | 5 stars By Courtney 28/08/2018
This was my husband and I's first trip to Iceland, and we typically choose one guided tour experience in each country to be the highlight of our trip. We completed the Ring Road and saw all the major things along the way. This hike through Thorsmork did not disappoint. Our tour guide was wonderful as well, and very knowledgable about Iceland as well (we like to pepper our guides with questions). The bus was very timely in picking us up and everything was very organized. We loved our smaller group size, as well as our super jeep experience! The scenery was stunning of course. This guided hike was worth every penny and most definitely was the highlight of our visit to Iceland!
"Thorsmork Hike" | 5 stars By Joanna Dukes 07/08/2018
This was my favorite day during my trip to Iceland. My guide and driver were both confident in their skills. I liked learning more about Iceland during the drive and had an excellent time hiking during the day. Getting to see more of the mountains was wonderful and having a rainy day did not detract from the experience at all.
"Tour Guides are wonderful" | 5 stars By Sanja Van Huet 02/08/2018
"I recently did two tours with Arctic Adventures, the Black and Blue and the Thorsmork Volcano Hike. On both trips, the guides were wonderful, knowledgable and really lovely people who really enjoyed their work (especially Yiannis our mountaineer). The tours were always going to be amazing (if a bit challenging) but the expertise and assistance by the guides made any small worries disappear. Highly recommended."
"Þórsmörk Volcano Hike" | 5 stars By Nick Russell 16/07/2018
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
"Must do tour!!!" | 5 stars By Rebekah Herbert 16/07/2018
"What an amazing experience! Our tour guide was so knowledgable and also a great leader. He let us walk at our own pace but ensured he could see us at all times. We couldn't complete the ascent due to the weather but our tour guide kept us informed all the way. I still had a great experience getting up to the plateau and seeing the lava flows from 2010. I'll be back to complete the ascent at another time!"
"Þórsmörk Volcano Hike was amazing!" | 5 stars By Danny Rotstein 12/07/2018
"Much more difficult than we originally anticipated but very gratifying. Not a hike for someone who isn't in shape, far from leisurely. The hike is about 16km (10 miles) round trip and was even snowy at the top we went in July! By far the coolest hike I have been on, the views and terrain were absolutely incredible. It was the highlight of our trip. Make sure to bring a lot of water, you will need it! I highly recommend this hike for anyone considering it!"
"An amazing hike !" | 5 stars By Wanner Laura 09/06/2018
"It was definitely one of the most beautiful hikes of my life! If you love the natural landscape and hiking, I strongly recommend this tour! Just be advised that the hike is really not easy, but if you are in good shape it is worth it !"
"Most amazing day!!" | 5 stars By Lynne 29/05/2018
I only had one free day in Reykjavik as I was visiting for a conference, and I'm SO happy I chose this tour. Our guide and bus driver were both so fun and knowledgeable, and even though conditions were too precarious to the summit, they took us to another amazing spot close by. I even met a girl on the tour who had already done it twice before.. she comes back every time she visits! If you're on the fence, book it. You'll be very happy you did.
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