Embark on a thrilling private trip to the spectacular Valley of Thor, Thorsmork, from Hvolsvollur. Those staying in Iceland’s south who want to immerse themselves in the country’s most magnificent landscapes on a personalized adventure should grab their spot now!
This tour begins when you meet your private guide at the N1 gas station in the stunning South Coast town of Hvolsvollur. You can also arrange pick-up from your local accommodation for an extra cost. Many guests will stay around this settlement due to its proximity to the Golden Circle and its convenient Ring Road location. You will then board their spacious, comfortable, super jeep and set off for your destination.
Reaching Thorsmork requires a particularly spectacular drive. You’ll depart rural landscapes and enter highland ones, with dramatic lava fields, increasingly tall mountains, and glacier views. Your guide will navigate your vehicle across creeks and rivers and over bumpy trails while describing the nature surrounding you and the folklore associated with it.
Thorsmork’s name translates to ‘the Valley of Thor,’ and as soon as you enter it, you’ll immediately comprehend why early Icelanders named it after the most legendary of their gods. The area is sheltered by three ice caps, has countless waterways running through it, and boasts beautiful woodlands.
Your first stop in Thorsmork will be at the verdant Stakkholtsgja Canyon. Two kilometers long and with moss-coated walls a hundred meters high, your hike in this area promises to be breathtaking. You’ll have plenty of chances to take some fantastic photos of the towering rock formations, vivid colors, and rushing rivers as you walk.
Your guide will then drive you to Basar, an oasis deep within the valley. This lesser-known attraction is overlooked by most visitors, allowing you to enjoy its beauty and uniqueness with the tranquility you came to Iceland seeking.
Next, you’ll reach Nauthusagil, another magnificent canyon. On your hike here, you’ll see rowan trees clustered around the entrance and edges of the valley, a churning glacial stream, and a hidden waterfall. The way the light filters through the leaves of the foliage and reflects off the waters is unforgettable.
Once you have taken as many photos as you like, your guide will return to Hvolsvollur.
Please note that as this is a private tour, you can customize it to the desires of your group. For example, if you don’t want to hike, you can use the time you would have spent doing so to visit the South Coast waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the beauty of Thorsmork on a private super jeep experience. Check availability by choosing a date.