ATV Riding through Þórsmörk Valley

ATV Riding through Þórsmörk Valley
Þórsmörk is one of the wildest and most exciting regions in the country to partake in an ATV Tour.
Þórsmörk is brimming with fantastical rock formations and cragged cliff faces.
There will be plenty of stops during your ATV Tour in Þórsmörk in order to appreciate the sheer drama of the landscape and even do a little hiking.
Who knows what hidden attractions are nestled within Þórsmörk, just waiting for your discovery.
What on earth could make for a better bonding experience than an ATV Tour in Þórsmörk.
An example of the strange, rugged and fascinating scenery that makes Þórsmörk so famous across the world.

Mount up and join this powerful ATV tour of Þórsmörk valley, ringed with mountains, glaciers and luscious hillsides. This tour is for anyone who wishes to celebrate a green oasis in the midst of Iceland’s many volcanic features or anyone hoping for a little more action on their vacation.

The valley is inaccessible for much of the year due to harsh weather and glacial meltwater which makes the rivers swell to unpassable depths, so it is always a sign of happier times when the mountain roads are opened to allow visitors to this area again.

This is one stop on the famous Laugavegur hiking trail which stretches across the Icelandic highlands, so there is plenty to do and see here. Camping is another popular activity, and so there are some huts along the way where you can rest and meet fellow travellers.

You’ll cross many rushing rivers on this tour, including the powerful Krossá and Markarfljót. These rivers feed the rich plant life here, including moss, fern, birch trees and other shrubs and wildflowers.

Mountains dominate the horizon, including the harsh peak of Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers, their tops usually shrouded in mist. In fact, these glaciers provide a much-needed windbreak for the valley, causing it to be even warmer than other locations on the South Coast.

The area was covered with a thick layer of ash in 2010 following the eruption at Eyjafjallajökull, smothering the landscape and destroying great swathes of plant life. After several months of recovery, it is now so pristine that it’s hard to believe that this region was ever touched by such chaos.

So, don't let this opportunity to whizz through the valley of Thor pass you by this Summer! Check booking availability now, by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
Lambalækur, 861 - Hvolsvelli
  • Outerwear for your comfort (insulated cover-all, helmet, balaclava-style face mask, gloves)

  • Boots (available upon request)

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Clothing and outerwear suitable to rainy or chilly weather

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Driver's license

Good to know:

Our ATVs are registered as on-road vehicles and offer you many variations of tours and activities – if you have a valid driver's license. They are automatic and easy to drive, so no experience is needed. All trips can be tailored to your skill level – from complete beginners all the way up to very experienced drivers.

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ATV Riding through Þórsmörk Valley
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