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A day hike at Thorsmork valley. If you are looking for a great hike with stunning landscape then this is the tour for you!

Highlights

  • Þórsmörk (Thorsmork valley)
  • Super Jeep Ride
  • Hike in Icelandic landscape
  • Glaciers & Mountains

Included

  • Transportation from Hvolsvöllur
  • Expert super jeep driver
  • A guided hiking tour

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket & pants
  • Headwear and gloves
  • Good hiking shoes are essential for this tour
  • Lunch, snacks and water bottle

Tour Snapshot

Availability May - Oct
Duration 7-8 hours
Departs From Hvolsvöllur
Difficulty Moderate
Minimum age 13 years
Ratio 1:14
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

We will start the day by meeting you at the Hvolsvöllur and driving towards Thorsmork Mountain Ridge.

Once we are deep in the valley of Þórsmörk where birch forests cling to oddly shaped palagonite formations we leave our car and start hiking.

The path winds upwards through majestic canyons, along narrow ridges surrounded by Mýrdalsjökull, Tindfjallajökull, and Eyjafjallajökull. As we proceed higher the multiple gullies and canyons of Þórsmörk catch our attention.

We also stop off at some beautiful sceneries along the way into/out of Þórsmörk, including Gígjökull, an Eyjafjallajökull outlet glacier from where a major glacial flood grandly cascaded during the 2010 eruption. The descent provides a fresh perspective, offering stunning views over the spectacular landscape of Þórsmörk. We will return to civilization having been touched by nature's awesome power and creative force.

  • We recommend wearing warm clothing during the hike – sturdy hiking shoes and waterproof clothing are also essential.
  • If you don’t own any of these items, you can rent them during the booking process. Please note that this is impossible on the day of the hike.
  • We do recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness – you will need to be able to walk up to 10 kilometers on sometimes uneven ground.
  • The weather in Iceland is unpredictable – please ensure that you are ready for all weather conditions.

What our Travelers are saying about Thorsmork day hike

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Based on 3 reviews

Thorsmork Day Hike

1- of 3 reviews

The Views are Worth the Sweat

Reviewed on October 07, 2018 by Nicole Sutton From our post-trip system

The Views from this hike (especially if you go down a different way than you came up) are unbelievable. The guide kept telling us - 'just wait....it gets better'. I didn't believe him….but every time we'd stop, he was right.....it was even better. Definitely a challenging hike that you need to be in shape, alert, and prepared for....but so so so incredibly wonderful!

Highlight of our trip!

Reviewed on August 28, 2018 by Courtney From our post-trip system

This was my husband and I's first trip to Iceland, and we typically choose one guided tour experience in each country to be the highlight of our trip. We completed Ring Road and saw all the major things along the way. This hike through Thorsmork did not disappoint. Our tour guide was wonderful as well, and very knowledgable about Iceland as well (we like to pepper our guides with questions). The bus was very timely in picking us up and everything was very organized. We loved our smaller group size, as well as our super jeep experience! The scenery was stunning of course. This guided hike was worth every penny and most definitely was the highlight of our visit to Iceland!

Must do tour!!!

Reviewed on July 16, 2018 by Rebekah Herbert From our post-trip system

What an amazing experience! Our tour guide was so knowledgable and also a great leader. He let us walk at our own pace but ensured he could see us at all times. We couldn't complete the ascent due to the weather but our tour guide kept us informed all the way. I still had a great experience getting up to the plateau and seeing the lava flows from 2010. I'll be back to complete the ascent at another time!

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