2-Day Thorsmork Exploration

2-Day Thorsmork Exploration
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Explore a beautiful valley hidden between three glaciers in the barren Highlands of Iceland with this 2-day tour to Þórsmörk valley. This excursion is ideal for friends, couples, and families that seek a real adventure in this land of ice and fire. 

On this overnight tour, you will discover one of Iceland’s gem, Þórmörk valley. You will see dramatic mountains, wild rivers, volcanoes and glaciers. Þórsmörk is an area of vast beauty, located in the highlands of southern Iceland and it is famous for its mind-blowing wilderness. 

After being picked up in either Hvolsvöllur village or the city of Reykjavík, you will be transported past infamous glacier volcanos and cross icy rivers to this remote and tranquil area. In the evening, you'll relax in the sauna, be treated to a barbeque dinner, and share stories under the Northern Lights or the Midnight sun before you retire to your accommodations, a cosy tent surrounded by nothing but the untouched nature.

So don't wait! Book now for your adventure in the beautiful 'Valley of Thor', Þórsmörk, in the wild Icelandic Highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Super Jeep, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Highlands, Þórsmörk, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Gígjökull, Stakkholtsgjá, Hvolsvöllur, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00, 10:00.

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Midgard Adventure, Dufþaksbraut 14, 860 Hvolsvöllur
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Hvolsvöllur area - other pickup locations on request

  • Driver Guided Super jeep transfer to Þórsmörk valley

  • All meals except breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 2

  • Sauna and traditional Mountain BBQ

  • Accommodation in tent

What to bring:
  • Warm and waterproof clothes

  • Good hiking boots

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

  • Snacks and water

  • Swimsuit & towel

Good to know:

Departure is from the Base Camp in Hvolsvöllur. Swing by a little before the tour starts for a nice cup of coffee!

You can also pick you up at your accommodation in the area. Pick-up/Drop-off from Reykjavík is also available (choose during the booking process)

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Getting to Thorsmork Valley | Glaciers & Icy Rivers

Drive past mighty glaciers and icy rivers to get to the beautiful Þórsmörk valley in the Icelandic Highlands.

You will spend the night in a nice tent surrounded by nothing but the untouched nature. In the evening, you'll share stories, talk about your adventure day and, if you are travelling in the winter, hopefully, see the special lights that appear time to time, called the Northern lights.The tour starts in the morning, either from Hvolsvöllur or Reykjavík and from there you will head east through the farmlands of south-western Iceland. Getting closer to Þórsmörk valley, you will be driven through the roots of the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull which you can also just call E15 if you are having trouble pronouncing the name of this notorious glacier volcano.

You will drive through rough road conditions to reach the famous flood scene of Gígjökull glacier tongue where the landscape changed so dramatically after a volcanic eruption in 2010. You'll be crossing unabridged and often icy glacier rivers, making this journey to Þórsmörk valley a true adventure.

When you finally reach your destination, Húsadalur valley, you will have a short hike around this scenic location. Afterwards, you can hop in a sauna and unwind after a day on the road before having a meal of traditional Icelandic lamb.

You will spend the night sharing stories, talking about your adventure day and, if you are travelling in the winter, hopefully, see the special lights that appear time to time, called the Northern lights.

Day 2 - Exploring Thorsmork | Black Beaches & Waterfalls

Discover the scenic Þórsmörk valley in the Icelandic highlands with a 2-day tour.

On the second day, you will continue your exploration of Þórsmörk valley after a nice breakfast. 

Þórsmörk is a beautiful nature reserve, nestled between three glaciers and named after the Norse god of thunder, Þór. You will be driven around the scenic area, taking a look at the magical canyon Stakkholtsgjá, where you will be surrounded by tall and mighty cliffs that reach up to 100 metres high in the air, and exploring the hills of Eyjafjallajökull volcano (or E15 if you prefer). 

Exciting the valley, you'll make a few stops on the scenic South Coast before returning to Reykjavík or Hvolsvöllur. The first of these stops is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you can walk behind the curtain of water for a unique view of the surrounding countryside. You will then make your way to the coastline to see the wild Atlantic waves hit the area's famous black sand beaches.


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