FROM 55.000 ISK
One tour per person
10 – 14 hours

Fimmvorduháls (Fimmvörðuháls) is one of Iceland’s most scenic and popular hiking trails. Join us on this memorable hike that promises breathtaking landscapes, exhilarating challenges, and the companionship of fellow adventurers, creating enduring memories of Iceland’s awe-inspiring beauty.

Why choose to do a guided Fimmvörðuháls hike with Midgard?

  • We are experts in the southern Icelandic highlands.
  • We have been operating since 2010.
  • You will be in the safe hands of Midgard guides. All our guides are experienced hikers who have crossed Fimmvorduháls for years.
  • You don’t need to worry about the forecast or weather alerts. We will be on top of all safety matters. Safety is our priority, and we know the area from years of experience.
  • You don’t need to think about transport (that’s usually a bit of a headache). We transfer you from Midgard Base Camp to Skógar (where the hike starts) and pick you up in Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) where the hike ends and drive you back to Midgard Base Camp.
  • After the hike, a delicious hamburger barbecue + beers/soda will be waiting for you.

Tour description:
You meet at Midgard Base Camp in the morning. After a short intro and safety briefing, the group is transported to Skógar waterfall (around 30 min).
When everyone is ready, we start the hike following the Skógá river. This part of the hike is especially stunning with over 20+ waterfalls. From there, we head between Eyjafjallajökull (which erupted in 2010) and Mýrdalsjökull (with the Katla below).
We cross the 2010 volcanic area; its lavas are still warm, with the two new craters Magni and Móði standing proud. Descending into beautiful Þórsmörk is like standing atop the world, looking down on unimaginable, glorious creation.
After celebrating our accomplishment and enjoying a hamburger barbecue and drinks, we return to Midgard Base Camp in a super jeep or big bus, crossing unabridged rivers.

In short:
Distance: 24 km; elevation 1,050m; hike 9-12 hrs; total trip 11-14 hrs.
Please note: This is a demanding and long hike (24 km in total). You need to be fit enough to hike for 9-12 hours and have the stamina to hike up mountains. The path is uneven at times, taking you uphill and downhill.

Please see available departure times in the booking widget.


55,000 ISK

Accommodation recommendations:
We recommend you stay at Midgard Base Camp the night before and after the hike. We offer unique, sociable, and affordable hotel & hostel-style accommodation.
✓ Rooftop hot tub and sauna (perfect after the hike!)
✓ Friendly and relaxed vibe
✓ Regular concerts, karaoke night and pub quizzes
✓ The perfect base for your travel in South Iceland



You can also send us a request for a private day tour.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Midgard Base Camp, Dufþaksbraut 14, Hvolsvöllur (see google map)
DEPARTURE The tour departs from Midgard Base Camp. Please show up no later than 15 minutes before departure.
DURATION 10 – 14 hours
MINIMUM AGE 13 years
GROUP SIZE There is a minimum of 4 participants for this tour. In case the minimum is not reached we will take you on a Þórsmörk Hike instead.
When booking you can add a lunchbox from Midgard Restaurant to your booking. Click here to read more about our lunchboxes.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes and warm clothes according to this area’s weather forecast! Check out our packing lists on our FAQ page to make sure you have everything you need in your backpack. Please note that the Fimmvörðuháls hike is long and at high altitudes/td>
CANCELLATION POLICY Please click here for our full cancellation policy.
Professional guidance  Good outdoor activity
Transport from Midgard to Skógar (beginning of hike) Transport from Básar til Midgard (after the hike)
Up on request
Midnight Hike
Private tour

Do you have any questions? Contact us here, send us an email to or call us at +354 578 3370 from 09:00 – 17:00 all weekdays.

Did you know that Midgard Adventure is also a travel agency? We will happily arrange your entire holiday for you. Contact us.

Do you need accommodation? Midgard Base Camp offers bunk beds and private rooms. It´s the ideal base camp for you adventure travel in South Iceland. Midgard Base Camp also has a restaurant, a bar and a café. 

Departure location – Midgard Base Camp

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