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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
  • Small Group Guarantee
  • 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
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Small group guarantee
Round trip transport from Reykjavik
An expert hiking guide
6-8 hour hiking tour adventure from Basar
Food & drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up is offered from selected Reykjvik pick up points.

Ports

  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.1 – City Hall, Vonarstræti
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.2 – Tjörnin (The Pond)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.3 – Lækjargata (outside Hard Rock Café)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.4 – Miðbakki
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.5 – Harpa Music Hall
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.6 – Safnahúsið (The Culture House)
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.8 – Hallgrímskirkja Church
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.9 – Snorrabraut
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.10 – Hlemmur on Laugavegur
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.12 – Höfðatorg
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.13 – Rauðarárstígur
  • Bus pick up/drop off nr.14 – Skúlagata (on the corner of Klapparstígur)


Departure Time

8:00 AM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Seljalandsfoss
We will stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull
A view of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano is visible
Stop At:  
Katla Ice Cave
Enter the beautiful Katla Ice Cave, a natural ice cave accessible all year round. Located on Kötlujökull an outlet glacier of Mýrdalsjökull which hosts the infamous volcano, Katla.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 14 years old.
  • Remember to bring. Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof gear, good hiking shoes, head-war, gloves and packed lunch.
  • Please note that this tour is quite demanding and the conditions in Thorsmork can be hard at times. Participants are expected to be dressed accordingly and have good hiking shoes with them.
  • Participants need to be physically fit to walk and hike along a 16 km trail. This tour is not recommended to people who are physically unfit.
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This is a small group experience limited to 16 participants per guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arctic Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik.
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What is the social distancing policy during Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Thorsmork Volcano Hiking Adventure From Reykjavik.

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Thorsmork hike
jessicaljephson
, Sep 2019
We didn’t complete the hike because the weather rained and blew us out, but the guides took us on a special behind the waterfall hike afterwards which was great. The guides were great! So friendly, informative, welcoming! Would go again with them!
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Challenging hike
lindaswilliams1226
, Aug 2018
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.
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We were in Iceland for 10 days and...
Jamie
, Feb 2018
We were in Iceland for 10 days and booked an excursion every day we were there. This excursion was the BEST of them all!
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Tour was amazing. Definitely...
tom c
, Oct 2017
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.
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This trip was amazing! Probably the...
Xiaoru L
, Oct 2017
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!
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We had a great time on the volcano...
Mirela T
, May 2017
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 :
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Amazing tour and great guide! Make...
Erin W
, Sep 2016
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!
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Great tour! We culdn't go up to...
Dylan
, Jun 2016
Great tour! 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.
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We had an awesome time, but didn't...
Dani T
, May 2016
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!
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The Volcano hike is spectacular in...
Myron M
, Jun 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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