Remember to bring: It is extremely important to have warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket & pants, headwear, and gloves. Good hiking shoes are essential on this tour. Sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket, and pants can be rented beforehand if you contact us or book online.
It is One Day Guided Tour to Thorsmork Valley. Hiking to the top of Fimmvörðuháls Volcano Magni and Móði, erupted in 2010. To reach this secluded highland valley and to drive across unabridged glacial rivers we will need a modified 4x4 super jeep and an experienced guide. The tour begins with a drive along the beautiful south coast to Seljalandsfoss and passes the Gígjökull outlet glacier, where we will see first-hand the results of the destructive power of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. There in 2010 a massive flood of meltwater and small ice burghs from the volcanic crater ripped the glacier to shreds and flooded the area completely.
We continue onwards our destination we will take off on our 6-8 hour hike up and down the Fimmvörðuháls volcanoes. The ascend is between 700-800 meters. This spectacular trail of approximately 20 km, through Iceland´s varied landscape, encompassing views on glaciers, snow-capped mountains, new brand craters and lava, volcanoes and the most surreal beauty of Thorsmork.
Thorsmork Valley and the hiking tour in the foothills of Eyjafjallajokull and all of Fimmvorduhals’s volcanic activity is an unforgettable trekking experience where the feeling of solitude and beauty is truly magical.
Duration: Approximately 12 hours.
Pick up time: Be ready at 8:00 AM for your pick in Reykjavík. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. Pick up from N1 gas station in Hvolsvöllur is between 9:40 and 10:10 a.m.
Included: Transfer from Reykjavík (and return), expert super jeep driver, and a hiking guide.
Minimum age: 16 years.