- Drive and hike across the beautiful, diverse landscapes of Thorsmork
- Encounter canyons and the rivers that have shaped them for millennia
- See the recently-flooded Gigjökull glacier up-close
- Go beyond a surface-level tour with the knowledge of local guides
Thorsmork (Þórsmörk), which means "Valley of Thor", is an aptly-named mountain ridge known throughout Iceland for its stunning natural features and hiking trails. Located in a nature reserve among three shimmering ice caps, Mýrdalsjökull, Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull, Thorsmork is an essential destination for visitors of all ages, especially nature lovers. Thorsmork's twisting rivers, dark volcanic soil, and rugged hillsides make for views that must be seen to be believed, and this popular tour allows you to see it all from the comfort of your vehicle. If you are a fan of the outdoors looking for an alternative to a day-long trek, make sure to climb aboard a Jeep and explore Thorsmork to the fullest on this tour!
Arrive at a meeting point near Hvolsvöllur and Hella area for this morning's pick-up. Get on a customized Super Jeep adapted for rugged conditions, and start your journey through the landscapes of Thorsmork. As you pass by miles and miles of contrasting terrain, your Jeep will be able to withstand and cross everything in its path, from rocky rivers to uneven ground. This means you can take your time to fully appreciate all the views surrounding you without exerting yourself or worrying about getting lost — all while feeling the thrill of a true adventure. Around noon, stop for a picnic while taking in some brisk, fresh air before continuing on your way.
While you traverse Thorsmork, local English-speaking guides will give you the details behind every scenic viewpoint and share their own stories of the land. One of the most fascinating sites is Gígjökull, a glacier that was impacted by rushing flood waters when Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010. You will also have the option to go on several short side hikes if you truly want to immerse yourself and get a more up-close-and-personal feel for Thorsmork. After a day of driving and hiking, return to the original meeting point.
Total Duration: 6-8 hours