Private 5-Hour Thorsmork and Eyjafjallajokull Sightseeing Tour with Pick-up in Hvolsvollur
Marvel at the spectacular beauty of Thorsmork valley and see some of Iceland's most iconic glaciers in this five-hour private tour. Travelers staying away from hiking trails but still craving to see amazing views can do so from the comfort of a super jeep equipped for the rough roads.
This exciting excursion begins in the town of Hvolsvollur in South Iceland. Your private tour guide will pick you up in a super jeep designed to traverse the rivers and rugged terrain into the heart of the Southern Highlands.
Your first stop is at the Gigjokull glacier, a glacial outlet of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano that erupted in 2010. You'll see the enduring aftermath of the massive eruption, evident in the craters and uninhabited black-sand plains left behind by the event.
Next, you'll drive into the 'Valley of Thor,' known locally as Thorsmork, where the massive Eyjafjallajokull and Myrdalsjokull glaciers surround the area. Warm air rising to meet the cold glacial winds forms a thick mist that covers the valley, but the surrounding mountains shelter the site from the worst of Iceland's weather.
The climate makes Thorsmork's scenery incredibly unique. Glacial rivers cut through the black desert landscape while lush, emerald-green vegetation contrasts with the icy white mountaintops on the horizon, making the valley one of the most picturesque in all of Iceland.
Before moving to your next destination, you'll also stop for a private lunch in the area before continuing to the aforementioned Eyjafjallajokull glacier volcano. While the volcano is not expected to erupt any time soon, it's still an excellent place for sightseeing.
You'll enjoy a scenic drive up the Eyjafjoll mountain for some incredible views of the South Coast. Afterward, your guide will take you back to your drop-off point in Hvolsvollur to conclude your trip.
Don't miss this unforgettable experience to see the one-of-a-kind Thorsmork valley and the glaciers surrounding it, all from the comfort and privacy of a super jeep, away from crowds and other tourists. Check availability now by choosing a date.