Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail
Fimmvorduhals Hiking Trail
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10,043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
No visit to Skogafoss is complete without getting up here and walk along this most wonderful trail. For us not only the more amazing attraction than the Skogafoss itself, not for us this was the most stunning and magical place we've seen in our time in Iceland. It's just out of this world. The valley, the mountains, the river running along it. Right beside the walking/hiking track. Non-stop stunning views and landscapes. And lots of more incredible waterfalls along the way.

I really can't praise this path enough. Pictures don't do it justice enough. It's just breathtaking.

The stairs leading up to the trail can bit a bit wobbly when it's windy. But that shouldn't stop you. Up here it's less windy and there are a lot less visitors than at the fall. It was actually surprising that we only met a handful of people when we were walking along the trail that afternoon. Even though it being one of the most popular hiking trails.

Most of the trail is fairly flat and easy. Later on it gets a bit more muddy and narrow with some slippery sections. But with some solid footwear it's all no big deal. You could walk the whole path for miles and miles. It goes on up to 22 kilometers.

You just park down at the free Skogafoss carpark. So you got unlimited time to enjoy this trail.

One of the - if not THE - most rewarding trails we've ever hiked/walked along. An absolute must-see and do. Don't miss out on it.
Written 26 November 2023
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patn03
Minneapolis, MN712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Beautiful trail with lots of waterfalls. We did the 5 or so miles to the bridge before turning around, and it was worth every step. Beautiful landscape that rewards your hike with frequent new views. We were very tired by the end of the hike, but the footing was mostly very secure and we noticed very few actively steep spots going up. Highly recommended hike - one of the best we have done in Iceland, with so much beauty for a very reasonable amount of hiking effort.
Written 6 October 2023
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GenSegal
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Wonderful hike! I hiked it in 2 days due to my injured knee with 15kg backpack. Had to stop at the hut for a sleep. The trail is very well suited for less experienced hikers - clear markings, no steep elevations. The only thing you have to deal with is the weather. Rain coat, waterproof pants and very good boots are a must. I also recommend a pair of waterproof warm gloves and hiking poles. Keep in mind the wind up there is very strong, barely could stand on the feet one day and at night the wind broke two tents. Even if you planning to stay in the tent at night up there, like me, reserve the place in the hut, for a cases like this (expensive, about 70 euros, but reserve well in advance!). Also, I rented a personal location beacon for an emergencies at Reykjavik.
I'd divide this hike to several parts (from Skogar to Basar):
1. Skogarfoss to the bridge - easy walk
2. The bridge - the hut - moderate walk - you walk on the 4x4 road with less suitable terrain - large stones, uneven surface.
3. The hut - The decline beginning - moderate walk - walking on snow fields, bad weather - strong wind, rain and the mist, but very unusual and beautiful.
4. The decline - Basar camping site - easy walk.
Basar, as all of Thorsmork valley, is charming - nice places for a tent, no wind down there, beautiful surroundings. I enjoyed it very mich.
Written 13 November 2022
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LucInIceland
Biarritz, France14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
It was challenging but fun to hike this trail. Interestingly a small eruption happened here I was early 2010,just before the larger eruption of a name I can not write down. It is a beautiful hiking trail so far away from society. Those reading this really should not let this trail be left off the bucket list in Iceland.
Written 9 September 2022
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Henrik C
Roskilde, Denmark7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Our best hike on Iceland and is for free. We only went to the bridge 16 km in all - amazing. It is a little hard.
Written 15 July 2022
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Luke Funke
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Around every bend there was another beautiful scene. We only did about 5km in from Skogafoss, but saw 5-7 different waterfalls. Clearly marked section of the trail, relatively flat after the initial stair climb to the top of Skogafoss.

Looking forward to coming back and doing the entire hike!
Written 1 October 2021
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DaveR-CT
Stamford, CT59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I am writing this review because I don't feel that the reviews I read for this hike prepared me for the experience. I am 55 and have always enjoyed hiking. We generally hike 5-7 miles or so on the hikes we do, often with significant elevation, and love the US National Parks, and Switzerland. In Iceland, we hiked Glymer Falls and Landmannalauger (Mt. Brenistrada), as well as other similar day hikes. I am also afraid of heights, but only on sheer drops and it has never interfered with prior hiking. Glymer Falls, for example, has chains to assist hikers around some funky terrain, but that was fun, not intimidating, and Mt. Brenistrada had some really steep parts. We did this hike in one day. I thought that this hike would be more physically taxing than what I was used to, which it was. It wasn't simply that the hike was longer than other hikes. The hike is between two glaciers and had extensive long really steep terrain and much of it was on gravel and sometimes ice, which made it more difficult to maintain balance. What surprised me, however, was how mentally taxing the hike was on me. There were areas where I was terrified. There was one sheer drop around a set of rocks where my entire foot didn't fit on the path. There was another part with chains and a sheer drop which also was well above my pay grade and was terrifying. One hiker we met on the trail was late for the final bus from Thorsmork and she commented that she didn't know the hike "had so many death defying obstacles". That being said, I know that no one has ever died on the hike, and my 17 year old son did the hike with me and had no issues and loved it. I just wanted to state that you need to be a real hiker to do this hike or be prepared for its difficulties. It is not for people who have a fear of heights unless you go in with your eyes open mentally prepared for the challenge. Finally, we did the hike with a private guide (Midgard) and had an amazing guide. I don't think I could have finished the hike without her guidance. All that being said, I did it, it was one of the best days of my life, and I will never forget it.
Written 19 August 2021
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3waytieforlast
Portland, OR405 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
flat tire repair delayed start; only did 24 km (RT) to ranger hut; waterfall extravaganza, beyond: desolate wilderness....
Written 8 August 2021
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PavoCristatus
Gold Coast, Australia288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a 25km hike. You need some proper clothing and especially shoes. This is a real hike, not some “improvised sporty walk”. Can be done in a (long) day but be wary, there are many steep sections that require strong knees and you better not have fear of height! The steepest sections have chains so you can cling to if you don’t feel comfortable.
I did it in 2 days so I can enjoy the views longer and have a nice rest at the Utivist mountain hut.

The hike was strikingly beautiful, despite the bad weather. It has a mix of green pasture with dozens of waterfalls, volcanic chaos mixed with snow, and finally a lush fairy tale labdscape.
This is an experience that you won’t forget.
Written 16 November 2020
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Outoftheboat
Prague, Czech Republic178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
We did 30km in one day from the Volcano Huts to Skogar. We had originally planned to do it the other direction but had to change our plans due to the weather forecast. We had a beautiful day for the hike. Both "ends" of the hike were spectacular, green and lush - certainly a highlight. The middle was windy windy windy and we covered a lot more terrain on snow than i expected. I do rank it up there as one of the great 1 day hikes out there.

The logistics were a little hard to figure out at first but it is possible to get a reasonably priced (for Iceland) transfer from Skogar to Volcano Huts. This is the only drive that we did not tackle in our rental car because of the one-way hike (and we were glad that we didn't try it.) There was a "shelter" partway on the hike (closer to the Skogar side) that offered us a chance to stop and rest a bit out of the wind.

If you can't do the whole hike, I still recommend the first 8km from Skogar to see the variety of waterfalls (it's truly spectacular) and the first 8km from the Thorsmork side. As one of my friends said when he saw the photos - it's unnecessarily beautiful!
Written 6 August 2020
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