Trekking Thorsmörk to Skogar

Trekking Thorsmörk to Skogar– Iceland –3 days / 2 nights, Reykjavik - Thorsmörk - Fimmvörduhals - Morinsheidi - Eyjafjallajökull - Myrdalsjökull - SkogarfossTrek over Iceland's most recent Lava, through the valley behind Eyjafjallajökull. The hike over Fimmvörduhals, site of a first phase of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull last winter, offers spectacular nature and exciting geological features. The trail goes from the nature reserve of Thorsmörk, up between the two glaciers, onto recently formed lava, passing the two new craters, Magni and Modi, before descending to Skogar and the lowlands in the South.

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Operation June 19 - September 4, 2015
Departure Confirmed departures:
June 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 19, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 16, 21, 28
September 4

All departures are guaranteed with an English speaking guide
Price $795 per person in mountain huts
Included Guide for 3 days
Transportation to and from Reykjavik
Meals for 3 days (from lunch day 1 to lunch day 3)
Accommodation in mountain hut, 2 nights
Mountain hut fees
Cooking gear
Transfer of luggage
Not Included International flights
Transfers
Pre sand post nights in Reykjavik
Personal travel insurance
$25 Service fee
Please Note Groups: 6 to 16 participants
Trekking: 3 days
Walking per day: 4 - 5 hours

Meeting Point: The tour starts and ends at the central bus station in Reykjavik (BSI), meeting time is at 7:15 am
Tour Options Pre and post nights in Reykjavik
Pick up/drop off at your accommodation in Reykjavik at the beginning/end of the tour can be added, approx. $40
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Day 1 REYKJAVIK - THORSMÖRK (L, D) From the Reykjavik Central Bus Station we take the regular bus to the Thorsmörk- a beautiful valley behind the glaciers in the south highlands. We arrive in Thorsmörk around noon and after lunch we have the opportunity to explore this natural wonder and enjoy the picturesque scenery. Night in one of the huts in Thorsmörk.

Day 2 THORSMÖRK - FIMMVÖRDUHALS - EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL (B, L, D) Leaving Thorsmörk we cross the river Krossa on a footbridge entering the magic landscapes of Godalönd - the abode of the Gods. Nesting at the foot of two glaciers this is a wonderland of ridges and cliffs covered by a multitude of flowers and grasses, certainly fit for gods and humans alike. Even the elves have made themselves at home here.

We continue up the hills leading to the pass of Fimmvörduhals, walking along the Kattarhryggir ridges with views to the impressive mountain of Utigönguhöfdi up to Morinsheidi heath. At the end of the Morinsheidi plateu we enjoy the view of the lava stream that flowed down from the Fimmvörduhals volcano in March and early April 2010. The lava is all set with different outlets of fuming steam and decorated with green and yellow sulphur.

As we gain height above Morinsheidi we come again to the lava and then to the two craters Magni and Modi that erupted prior to the main Eyjafjallajökull crater. We cross the brand new lava just at the foot of the magnificent red craters, through places were the lava is almost glowing warm inside the fissures and cracks on its surface. After crossing the lava safely, we get a view to the lava and the craters from a hill on the other side, before crossing the neves of the high pass of Fimmvörduhals, to get to the hut between the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull, where we set up for the night.

Distance:12-14 km (7-9 mi) Walking time: 6-7 hrs Ascent: 900 m (2953')

Note: Because of difficult access to the hut for vehicles, passengers will have to carry their gear from the transport vehicle to the hut, and back the next morning, approx. 30 min. walk each way.

Day 3 FIMMVÖRDUHALS - SKOGAR - REYKJAVIK (B, L) After a night between the two glaciers we head down to Skogar. At the beginning, the path takes us over a desolate heath past an old hut that does not offer much shelter any more. We come to the Skogaa River and follow the river exploring its many hidden gorges, and waterfalls all the way to the famous Skogafoss waterfall. The river and its surroundings offer great scenery. The coast seems to be within arm's reach and you can almost feel the surf on your cheeks. Arriving at Skogafoss, we hop on the scheduled bus to Reykjavik. Arrival at Reykjavik Central bus Station at 19:00, where the trip ends.

Distance: 7-8 mi / Walking time: 6-7 hrs / Descent: 3280'

*All of the huts are heated, some have electricity and some have hot water. They have bunk rooms with single and twin beds, paricipants have to be prepared to share a bunk with other travellers from the group.

Note: Because of difficult access for vehicles to the hut on Fimmvörduhals, passengers will have to carry their gear from the transport vehicle to the hut on day 2, and back in the morning of day 3, approx. 30 min. walk each way.

Total walking distance: 22 km / 13,6 miles
Altitude: 150-1100 m (490-3600 feet)
Maximum Ascent: 1000 m (3280 feet)

Note: Because of difficult access for vehicles to the hut on Fimmvörduhals, passengers will have to carry their gear from the transport vehicle to the hut on day 2, and back in the morning of day 3, approx. 30 min. walk each way.

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