The Fimmvörðuháls Trail is one of Iceland's most challenging and most traversed trail

Fimmvörðuháls Volcano Trail is one of the most popular and challenging hiking trails in Iceland. The trail connects the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and Skógar on the South Coast of Iceland via the Fimmvörðuháls Pass between Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull Glaciers. Here you should find all the information you need to complete the Fimmvörðuháls trail.

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Fimmvörðuháls Trail Overview

Challenging Trail With Stunning Views

The Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail (24 - 30 km) between Skógar and Þórsmörk is one of the most traversed trails in Iceland and offers a challenging trek in versatile terrain, with beautiful views over the South Coast of Iceland and the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve.

Traditionally most people traverse the trail from South to North, starting in Skógar and ending in Þórsmörk but the trail is also a popular extension to the Laugavegur trail, in which case the trail is traversed from North to South, from Þórsmörk to Skógar.

The trail leads you over the Fimmvörðuháls pass, between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull ice caps, then down the other side, either to Þórsmörk or Skógar, depending on where you start.

Most hikers finish the trail in one leg, in 8 to 12 hours, while others spread the trip over two days, overnighting at one of the two mountain huts along the trail.

This trail is truly worth doing but can prove challenging for any hiker so take precautions and follow instructions from the mountain huts in the area. Please take every caution and prepare well for this trek.

The end of Fimmvörðurháls trail is Básar which is 6km away from the Volcano Huts.

Fimmvörðuháls Volcano Trail

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