Thórsmörk

Fimmvörðuháls is a mountain pass between Skógafoss waterfall and Thórsmörk, a fairytale reserve nestled between three glaciers in South Iceland. The pass leads between two of those glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, before dropping down into valleys of shifting black sands, silvery glacial rivers, birchwood forest and wildflower-covered hills. We recommend spending a night or two in Thórsmörk via the Volcano Trails, and if a tough 8-hour hike isn’t your thing, there’s also a bus.

Fimmvörðuháls is a mountain pass between Skógafoss waterfall and Thórsmörk, a fairytale reserve nestled between three glaciers in South Iceland. The pass leads between two of those glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, before dropping down into valleys of shifting black sands, silvery glacial rivers, birchwood forest and wildflower-covered hills. We recommend spending a night or two in Thórsmörk via the Volcano Trails, and if a tough 8-hour hike isn’t your thing, there’s also a bus.  

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