Private 7-Hour Thorsmork Hiking Tour Departing from Hvolsvollur

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Hvolsvöllur, Iceland
7 hours
June - Apr.
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Discover one of the country’s most stunning areas on this private seven-hour hiking tour of the Thorsmork nature reserve. Trekking enthusiasts keen to explore the hidden valley of Thor and experience its beauty first-hand should book this private tour now.

This exciting day tour begins with a pick-up from your Hvolsvollur accommodation. Your private driver will take you to the tour’s nearby base camp and then into the Highlands to the walk’s starting point.

You’ll travel in a 4x4 vehicle well-equipped to handle the rugged roads. The drive crosses several glacial rivers, offering an adventure in itself while you get your first taste of the unbeatable Highlands scenery. 

Thorsmork is a valley and a mountain range between three glaciers, Eyjafjallajokull, Myrdalsjokull, and Tindfjallajokull. It’s renowned for its lush green oases and is one of Iceland’s most-loved hiking destinations.

Two popular trekking routes, the Fimmvorduhals and Laugavegur trails, traverse the Thorsmork nature reserve. The Fimmvorduhals route typically takes one to two days, and the Laugavegur trail takes three to four.

Today’s walk through the Thorsmork valley is approximately five miles (eight kilometers). The undulating trail is uneven in places but relatively easy and suitable for anyone with a reasonable fitness level. 

During your hike, you’ll have plenty of time to marvel at your breathtaking surroundings and stop for photos. Thorsmork features spectacular natural wonders, from weaving rivers to pristine waterfalls and dramatic canyons. The landscape is rich in vegetation, including fern, moss, and birchwood.

The other thing you’ll notice is the striking colors adorning the landscape. Jagged black mountain ridges are splashed with greenery and contrast perfectly against snow-capped peaks and gorgeous rivers. Although Thorsmork is warmer than other parts of South Iceland, it’s also wetter, enhancing its color.

Warm valley air mixes with the cold breath of the glaciers, often resulting in a misty veil that adds to the valley’s splendor. As you traverse this mystical landscape, you may feel like you’ve landed in a fairytale.

As this is a private tour, your expert guide can easily cater to your needs, ensuring the pace is comfortable for each group member. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and refuel with a light lunch or snacks, plus take the photos you want to capture for lasting memories of your day.

After an unforgettable hiking tour, your group will finish the walk where you started before driving back to base camp.

Your driver will stop at epic locations during the Highlands drive in and out of Thorsmork for more opportunities to appreciate the outstanding vistas. Gigjokull is one such stop, an Eyjafjallajokull outlet glacier and the location of a major flood during the 2010 eruption.

After arriving at the base camp, your private driver will take you back to your Hvolsvollur accommodation, where the tour ends.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy an active adventure in the Thorsmork valley, one of the most picturesque parts of the Icelandic Highlands, on this seven-hour private hiking tour. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Private tour of the Thorsmork Valley
Expert, English-speaking guide
Transportation from your Hvolsvollur accommodation
Safety equipment
Light lunch


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What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Good hiking shoes or boots
Water bottle and snacks

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The tour operator can cater to private groups of one to ten people.

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