Fimmvörðuháls, (“Five cairn ridge”) (1,000 m) a ridge between the glac­­iers Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull, itself formerly covered by glacier. From Skógar one can take a jeep track to Fimmvörðuháls from where there is a good hiking track to Goðaland and Þórsmörk. However, it is even more interesting to get there along the marked hiking path up beside the river Skógá with its many waterfalls which can not be seen from the jeep track. There is a good hike to the peak of the glacier Eyjafjallajökull from Fimm­­­­vörðuháls, though this is not the shortest route. On Fimmvörðuháls there are two huts, a new one belonging to the touring club Útivist and an older one just south of Fimmvörðuháls belonging to the touring club Ferðafélag Íslands (FÍ). In the spring of 2010 a volcanic eruption started on the hiking path in Goðaland. It lasted approximately 2 weeks and now one can walk on new mountains and see how alive the Icelandic nature is. An exciting new experience with or without a local guide. Estimated hiking time from Skógar to Þórsmörk 7–10 hours.