The Fimmvörðuháls trail or Fimm hike (much easier to say!) is a nature lover’s dream. Indeed, featuring over 20 mighty cascades, this fantastic hike stretches across 25 km between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers located in the south of the island.
While the dramatic scenery will take your breath away, the most startling thing about this trail is the wide diversity of landscapes you’ll encounter. Indeed, from the deep blue ocean, towering glaciers, black volcanic fields, spectacular waterfalls, green canyons, and lush valleys to the grassy tundra, you’ll be able to sample the best landscapes Iceland has to offer on this spectacular day hike.
The best time to hike this amazing trail is between June and September. However, keep in mind that we’re talking about Iceland, and the temperatures, especially at altitude, can be pretty cold, so you should bring adequate equipment with you. You can check the weather here.