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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:13 hours (approx.)

Icelandic Volcano Hike in Thorsmork Valley with 4x4 Jeep Transport from Reykjavik

Hike around craters and cooling lava at Iceland’s Fimmvorouhals Volcano in Thorsmork Valley! The exciting day trip includes round-trip transport by 4x4 jeep from Reykjavik as well as a stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall near Eyjafjallajokull Glacier. After arriving at Basar in Thorsmork Valley, set off on a 12-mile (20-km) hike, taking in spectacular volcanic scenery.The paths are relatively steep and require a good general fitness.


  • Fimmvorouhals Volcano hike including round-trip transport from Reykjavik
  • Stop for photos at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall near Eyjafjallajokull Glacier
  • Enjoy a 12-mile (20-km) hike around Fimmvorouhals Volcano in Thorsmork Valley
  • Admire the volcanic landscape, seeing craters, cooling lava falls, glaciers and canyons
  • Learn about active and extinct Icelandic volcanoes from a local guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Head to Iceland’s south coast to discover incredible waterfalls and glaciers. See a 200-foot (61-meter) waterfall and hike up a volcano to get one of the best views in Iceland!

What You Can Expect

Icelandic Volcano Hike in Thorsmork Valley with 4x4 Jeep Transport from Reykjavik

See incredible Icelandic glaciers and volcanoes on your hike!

Leave your central Reykjavik hotel by spacious 4x4 jeep – custom built to drive smoothly across the demanding Icelanic terrain – and then travel south toward Thorsmork Valley, a rugged area surrounded by glaciers and towering canyons. After winding your way through the foothills of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall to take photos and stretch your legs. Sandwiched between the falls of Selfoss and Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls boasting a dramatic 200-foot (61-meter) drop.

Continue to Basar, a hiking center in the heart of Thorsmork Valley, where your 6-8-hour hike starts. Listen to a short briefing about the hike, and then set off, following your guide at a steady pace along a 12-mile (20-km) trail around the incredible Fimmvorouhals Volcano. Having exploded into being in 2010, the active volcano is a spectacular sight.

Zigzag your way up the trails, seeing vast craters and cooling lava falls as well as incredible views of the Icelandic highlands. Learn about the country’s high concentration of volcanoes – both active and extinct – as you walk, and hear tales of famous eruptions that have happened in the region.

Your hike includes several stops along the way for you to get your breath back and admire the serene yet savage scenery of the volcanic landscapes. Roughly halfway through, stop for a longer lunch break, enjoying food that you brought along.

Work your way back down the trails to Basar, and then relax in the comfort of your 4x4 jeep on the way back to Reykjavik. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at your central Reykjavik hotel.

Customer Reviews

Melanie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent hike ! Well organised and terrific guide. I would warn people that this is quite challenging - you must wear proper gear and be ready for deep snow on occasions. But overall it was worth it.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Simply amazing but not for the faint hearted. Some challenging areas on the way up to the top of the volcano. The scenery is beyond stunning.

Myron M

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

The Volcano hike is spectacular in views and scenery. It is a very thrilling experience. Billy our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The hike is also very, very physically demanding 20km roundtrip and those who can not do a 20km walk that is uphill should think twice. Also, if you have fear of heights, this is not for you!!!! Some of the walks are very frightening and terrifying if you have vertigo or any fear of high places.

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