Find out more details about the tour and its highlights.
We’ll collect you at 8:00 from your designated Reykjavik collection point. From there we’ll make the scenic drive to Iceland’s famous South Coast and the mighty Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which will be our first stop of the day. Its cascade thunders 60 meters down, and has unique features where visitors can walk behind the stream!
We’ll get back on the road and pass Gígjökull glacier – which was dramatically affected by the notorious Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010, before we eventually reach Thórsmörk. We’ll depart the vehicle there and take in our incredible surroundings. Thórsmörk really is a one-of-a-kind destination, an oasis of green nestled between two mighty glaciers, with hot springs and glacier rivers. It was supposedly created by a single blow of Thor’s mighty hammer.
Thórsmörk leads to the famous Fimmvörðuháls Trail – a legendary hiking route that is part of the world-famous Laugavegur Trail. The ascent will show us glaciers, mountain ridges and volcanoes – the definition of the land of fire and ice.
We’ll pause at a wide plateau high above Thórsmörk rewarding us with stunning vistas over the Icelandic Highlands. The hike then continues towards two volcanic craters, known as Magni and Modi, which were creations of the infamous Eyjafjallajokull eruption. These are the best hikes in Thorsmork that you won’t want to miss!
The total elevation gain is around 700-800 meters and the Thorsmork hike will be around 16 kilometers in total. The popular trail from Thórsmörk to Fimmvorduhals is one of the best hikes in the world and is an absolute must for outdoor enthusiasts visiting Iceland. If you want to test yourself and challenge your limits, then this hike is perfect for you.
After the tour, we will drop you back at Reykjavik.
We recommend wearing warm clothing during the hike – sturdy hiking shoes and waterproof clothing are also essential. If you don’t own any of these items, you can rent them during the booking process. Please note that this is impossible on the day ...)
The tour is available to all experience levels; however, we do recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness – you will need to be able to walk up to 16 kilometers on sometimes uneven ground. The weather in Iceland is unpredictable – pleas...)
The Views are Worth the Sweat
Reviewed on October 07, 2018 by Nicole Sutton From our post-trip system
The Views from this hike (especially if you go down a different way than you came up) are unbelievable. The guide kept telling us - 'just wait....it gets better'. I didn't believe him….but every time we'd stop, he was right.....it was even better. Definitely a challenging hike that you need to be in shape, alert, and prepared for....but so so so incredibly wonderful!
Highlight of our trip!
Reviewed on August 28, 2018 by Courtney From our post-trip system
This was my husband and I's first trip to Iceland, and we typically choose one guided tour experience in each country to be the highlight of our trip. We completed Ring Road and saw all the major things along the way. This hike through Thorsmork did not disappoint. Our tour guide was wonderful as well, and very knowledgable about Iceland as well (we like to pepper our guides with questions). The bus was very timely in picking us up and everything was very organized. We loved our smaller group size, as well as our super jeep experience! The scenery was stunning of course. This guided hike was worth every penny and most definitely was the highlight of our visit to Iceland!
Reviewed on August 03, 2018 by S. Compean From our post-trip system
Arctic Adventures is seriously legit when it comes to creating an unforgettable adventure in Iceland! Everyone I met from Arctic was super cool, friendly and really into making the experience the best for everyone. If you’re thinking about exploring Iceland go with Arctic Adventures. I know I will next time I’m in Iceland!
Tour Guides are wonderful
Reviewed on August 02, 2018 by Sanja Van Huet From our post-trip system
I recently did two tours with Arctic Adventures, the Black and Blue and the Thorsmork Volcano Hike. On both trips the guides were wonderful, knowledgable and really lovely people who really enjoyed their work (especially Yiannis our mountaineer). The tours were always going to be amazing (if a bit challenging) but the expertise and assistance by the guides made any small worries disappear. Highly recommended.
Must do tour!!!
Reviewed on July 16, 2018 by Rebekah Herbert From our post-trip system
What an amazing experience! Our tour guide was so knowledgable and also a great leader. He let us walk at our own pace but ensured he could see us at all times. We couldn't complete the ascent due to the weather but our tour guide kept us informed all the way. I still had a great experience getting up to the plateau and seeing the lava flows from 2010. I'll be back to complete the ascent at another time!