Get an up-close look at Iceland’s incredible volcanic landscape on this hiking day trip, which includes round-trip 4x4 jeep transport from Reykjavik and a visit to Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Hike around craters and cooling lava on a guided 16 km hike from Basar to Fimmvorduhals Volcano in Thorsmork Valley. Along the way, learn about the country’s high concentration of volcanoes and enjoy regular stops to rest and take photos.
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Fimmvorduhals Volcano hike
Round trip transport from Reykjavik
Photo stop at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Admire the volcanic landscape, seeing craters, cooling lava falls, glaciers and canyons
Learn about active and extinct Icelandic volcanoes from an experienced hiking guide
Depart from your Reykjavik hotel in a 4x4 jeep that has been specially customized to travel smoothly through Iceland’s rugged terrain, and make your way south to Thorsmork Valley, whose jagged landscape is surrounded by towering canyons and glaciers. Wind through the foothills of Eyjafjallajokull Glacier, stopping briefly to take photos at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, before arriving in Basar, a hiking center at the heart of the valley. Listen to a safety briefing and then set off behind your guide at a steady pace. The route is 12 miles long and takes you by Fimmvorouhals Volcano, an active volcano which exploded into being in 2010. Zigzag up steep trails past craters and cooling lava falls, taking in outstanding views of the highlands. As you walk, hear about the country’s landscape and volcanic activity from the guide. Roughly halfway through the hike, you’ll stop to eat the packed lunch that you brought along with you (own expense). Your 6-8-hour hike concludes in Basar, after which you’ll ride back to your hotel in the 4x4 jeep. Please note: The paths are relatively steep and require a good general fitness.
As I was traveling to the start and for the first couple miles I thought maybe it was a bad idea. Then I forgot about the steep climb, narrow trail and enjoyed the awesome landscapes unlike any other where I have hiked. Our guide was helpful, encouraging and informative.
Tour was amazing. Definitely physically challenging. Need warm clothes and good boots. But anyone up for the challenge the view is definitely worth the effort. This is a must do for anyone wanting to see the best of beautiful iceland.
This trip was amazing! Probably the best trip I had during my stay in Iceland. Mat and Heather are not only experienced hikers but also passionate travellers themselves, they have been very professional in guiding the team. Would definitely recommend this trip to anybody who loves being active!
We had a great time on the volcano hike. Just need to say that we haven't been on the volcano as is in the description but in the mountains. However, all trip was very good organised. Our guide was just great!!! He has a very good knowledge about mountains and he treads group members with respect. He was very helpful and had a great sense of humour.
The trip through the Thorsmork Valley was amazing. The views are just incredible, you can't find anything like that in any other place! Beautiful mountains, amazing glaciers, just perfect!!! Highly recommended!!!! Just be aware of having proper hiking boots : And be in good condition :
Amazing tour and great guide! Make sure you are dressed properly. You will definitely need a hat, gloves, waterproof pants, waterproof jacket, and good hiking shoes. You do need to be in good physical shape. The views were outstanding. The ride in is kind of bumpy, so you might want to bring some non-drowsy Dramamine if that's an issue for you. This was by far my favorite thing that I did in Iceland!
We culdn't go up to the volcano because of the weather, but the alternative destinations our guide took us to were great and there was a lot to see.
A physically demanding hike, but the sights were worth it.
The jeep ride through the valley was an experience in itself.
We had an awesome time, but didn't get to do the entire hike because of time and difficulty level for some. It's a long and challenging hike, which I enjoyed, but read the small print: you should be in good shape! You might not enjoy it otherwise! Spectacular views beautiful surroundings!
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.