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This hike over Fimmvörðuháls is probably the best known in Iceland, along with the Laugavegur trek. This popular trail marks the sighting of the first phase of the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Since then, the Fimmvörðuháls hike has become a real hot spot showcasing spectacular nature and exciting geological features. The trail goes from the nature reserve of Þórsmörk, up between the two glaciers, then travels over the newly batch of formed lava. From there, we travel pass the two popular craters Magni and Móði before descending to the lowlands on the southern side. Afterward, we are finally greeted by the great Skógarfoss waterfall with the Atlantic coast residing in a short distance. This astonishing diversity makes this short trek another favorite in Iceland. Accommodation in mountain huts. Equipment list: Boots and Clothing: • Sturdy Hiking Boots – waterproof with good ankle support • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic • T-shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic • Light wool or fleece sweater (2nd layer) • Trousers – Strong and light material that dries quickly e.g. soft-shell • Jacket with a good hood – windproof, waterproof and breathable • Rain trousers – windproof, waterproof and breathable. Please note that full raingear is mandatory in Iceland • Gloves • Socks – Wool or synthetic. Two or three pairs • Warm hat Other gear: • Backpack for extra clothes and food during the day 30-45L (1850-2750 cu in) • Towel – light weight and packable • Sunglasses & sun protection • Water container – thermos flask or water bottle 0,5 – 1L • Headlamp for reading and getting around the hut • Casual clothes / change of clothes for wearing in the hut • Personal first aid kit – including blister care • Prescription medication and other personal health items • Toiletries; Toothbrush, toothpaste etc Optional gear: • Walking pole(s) • Gaiters • Neoprene socks – highly recommended for river crossings • Pen knife • Earplugs • Sun/rain Hat or a Cap. • Shorts • Thermal mat (for lunch breaks) • Puffy jacket (e.g. Primaloft or down) • Camera, spare batteries • Dry-bags for electronics and extra clothing • Slippers for indoor use • Aperitif or other heart-warming spirits
Guide throughout the trek from Þórsmörk
Public transportation to and from Reykjavík
Full board from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3
Accommodation in mountain huts for 2 nights - dormitory style
Luggage transport from Þórsmörk to Skógar
Coffee and/or Tea
Fee for showers (around 500 ISK)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Age: Minimum 14 years old
Please advise about any dietary needs at the time of booking
Both huts are heated and Þórsmörk hut has showers. They have dormitory with single and twin bunk beds, participants have to be prepared to share a bunk with other travelers from the group.
The ride from BSÍ to Þórsmörk is not with a guide - the guide meets you in Þórsmörk along with part of the group.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
BSÍ Central bus terminal
Meeting time at 7:15 AM Departure time from BSI bus terminal at 8:00 AM