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Christian B. reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Des cascades ... en cascade !

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First to Review

Highly recommend this hike, awesome views. Bring your hiking sticks because there is a lot of steep parts. Do the Rjupnafell, it's worth it.

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Hiking

probably the best hike You could do in your life but prepare Yourself well!

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Carlo V. reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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amazing! completed in early august 2016 in 6h 30' from skogar to porsmork...and come back to skogar with bus

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Excellent. Fet en septembre 2.016.

Karlijn Breuking reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Very beautiful trail. Diversity of waterfalls, snow, vulcano landscape and forest. Long hike but definately worth it

Courtney White reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Hiking

Unrivalled views, endless waterfalls walking along a canyon for several miles. Very little traffic as well! Such a beautiful hike

Tyler Price reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Hiking

Completed 18 September by myself. Start at Skogafoss waterfall. Trail is clearly marked with blue painted stakes. No need to be experienced to complete this one. Spent a lot of time stopping for pictures and finished under 8 hours. trekking poles not necessary but could be handy depending on weather. it was raining the whole time for me. Dress in layers and bring water, snacks, and electrolytes and you will enjoy it.

Scott Phillips reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Hiking

Great hike. I started at Skógafoss and worked my way up. The waterfalls leading up to the pass are incredible and look more like a fairytale than reality. Make sure to take time to stop and smell the roses (waterfalls). Trail is clearly marked so you should have no problem with that.

Sam Soehn reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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HikingRocky

Such a beautiful hike. I recommend starting at Skogar because the descent into Thorsmork at the end is unreal. Definitely need a certain fitness level to tackle this in one day, but if weather is good, then no need to be an experienced hiker - the markers were clear the whole way when I went today (Sept 6). There are steep climbs and descents, so watch your step and take those at a pace you can handle safely. This hike was one of the best things I’ve ever done - put it on your bucket list if you enjoy hiking and like a challenge!

mikayla radecki reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Hiking

An inspiring trail -- in six days we experienced rain, sleet, hail, fog, wind, cold, sun, warmth PLUS saw austere empty landscapes, serene lakes surrounded by craggy mountains, heavy storm clouds moving down valleys, multicolored barren hills, glaciers, ice caves, steam vents and bubbling paint pots, still cooling red-black hills extruded from a volcano, wind swept snow fields, ravines with waterfall after waterfall, and a couple of knife edge paths and truly scary ledges.

Kirsti Rinne reviewed Merkurrani Plateau Loop
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First to Review

I did not anticipate the views in the hike. While similar to other views, the perspective is so different. Was not a hard hike, fell more like a stroll. Perfect if you haves few extra hours. But if your time is limited, I recommend another hike first. The loop alone took ~1.5 hours.

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Hiking

Such a beautiful hike with breathtaking views around ever corner. Took ~4 hours, but we did not go up to the peak

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Hiking

Beautiful short hike with incredible views. Would rate as moderate. Well worth it

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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Stunning views! Only went to the hut but great for a challenging day hike.

Ryan Quinn reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Did this in one day well from Skogar .... 25 k trail ran large portions it is an amazing trail run with 1300m elevation gain so not bad over that distance.... well marked trail lots of people arrest part is arranging buses.... the cat spine was a bit of a let down haha we did the wizard hat the day before and that was a real ridge walk lol..... but this is beautiful none the less..... the 10 k from Thorsmork basar is the most amazing views after that kinda boring but you get to end or start depending on your direction at Skogar and the bigs water falls..... Enjoy whichever way you go it’s a beauty

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Dave Elias reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Lindsey Bailey reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Hiking

This hike was beyond amazing, and was the highlight of our trip to Iceland. My husband and I completed in about 7 hrs to catch a bus in Porsmork (at 6 pm). We parked at Seljalandsfoss and took a bus to Skógafoss, getting dropped off at 11 am. I would not recommend doing it this way.... we ran the last few miles as we were close to missing our bus. I also wanted to mention that this hike is ranked Advanced for a reason, as a lot of the info I read beforehand made the trail seem easy. While it may not have a ton of elevation change, there are definitely some technical parts.... using chains to descend a steep cliff with no margin for error, crossing icy glaciers (up and down hill), and navigating dried lava fields. While the trail is well marked, the weather can change from sunny to freezing rain and/or fog with no warning. There are options to complete this hike with a guide if you aren't an experienced hiker or if you are concerned about losing your way.

Eszter Takacs reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Went up to the bridge and back, a good 17km hike! I think it was way down the most beautiful hike I have ever done. I got lucky with weather but be prepared for gusts of wind and rain of course, even at this first part of the trail. It can get quite slippery so bring your poles if you have :)

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Sock Rateez reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Hiking

Awesome landscapes and scenery, hard to beat

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Sarah R. reviewed Fimmvörðuháls
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Hiking

Superbe randonnée et vue magnifique!! Je recommande à tous!

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Completed August 12th and 13th there and back. Amazing hike - one of the best I have ever done! We completed the full distance to Thorsmark. Both of us are younger (mid 20s and late 30s) and finished in a little under 9 hours - book stated 12-14. We didn't have trekking poles, wish we did. Bring clothing for cold weather, it snowed on us in mid-August on the glacier. Water is only available in the first 7km. We also had 40+ mph winds on day 1 and it was brutal - so be prepared for unexpected weather. It has three sections. The first is about 7.5km to a hut/ bathroom. There are 20+ waterfalls along the way and stunning views. It is a steady climb along mostly dirt. Section two begins at the hut and goes about another 10km. This section is more like a moon landscape... lava fields and glacier with no vegetation, lots of dust and rocks. The third section is the descent into Thorsmark (8km) and has more stunning views of both glaciers and wide open vistas of the mountain ranges. There are some challenging descents - one with a very narrow ledge (8-18") and a chain, another with very steep and loose gravel, and finally a narrow ledge (24") with 100 foot drops on both sides. There is camping (tent and camper) on both trail sides, but Thorsmark side is accessible only by 4x4. There is a small shop there and a knowledgeable attendant. Getting out of Thorsmark back to Skogafoss requires a bus which comes about 4 times a day but costs about $90 per person and requires a transfer. This also may lead to an overnight stay if you catch the last bus at 630pm. There is also a cabin at about the 10km mark. It has mattresses on the floor, but helps break the hike up if you are not ready for the long trek. We decided to hike the red trail back - a lot less traveled (5 people total) but the trail is a lot less marked. We did some general direction travel and is was very rocky with less views. Still a good way to catch a few more waterfalls you won't get on the blue.

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