Between the Glaciers (Fimmvörðuháls)
Two days trekking from Skógar waterfall up and between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers and down again into the famous Þórsmörk valley.
Maximum height: 1100 m.
Length of trek: 24 km.
Average hiking time per day: 5-6 hours.
Height gain: ~1100 meters
Trip difficulty: 3 of 5 possible. Challenging
This is the famous trek that links two of South Iceland’s most breathtaking places; the Þórsmörk highland valley and Skógar. Starting from the 60 meter high Skógar waterfall we ascend up the foothills of the two great glaciers of the South Coast; the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. The path leads us past several more waterfalls and provides amazing views over the two glaciers. We overnight midway in a cabin at the trek’s highest point and enjoy a real highland experience in the (hopefully) still summer nights. Our second day we hike down to Þórsmörk valley where we will also explore the beautiful valley, which for centuries was fenced of by the sweeping glacier torrents of Markarfljót and Krossá rivers. You can add a second night in Þórsmörk in order to have enough time for a detailed visit to this magnificent place.
Price: 45.000 kr.
-If you would like to add transfer from/to Reykjavik or an extra night in Þórsmörk valley please send us a email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Included: transfer from Reykjavík and back, guiding, accommodation in the cabin, primus, pots, crockery, lunch and dinner on day one, breakfast and lunch on day two. Participants have to carry their own food and gear. Participants help with cooking and tiding up.
Available: from the 15th of June to the 15th of September (depending of weather and snow conditions).
Distance from Reykjavik: ca. 160 km.
Duration of hike: 2 days.
Age limit: 15 years.
Minimum: 10 persons. Maximum: 40 pax.
Bring with you: see the equipment list.
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel trips due to weather or other factors out side our control.
Disclaimer: All hiking trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.