Step right up for this tour of one of the most beautiful, untouched wilds of Iceland, the valley of Þórsmörk. Your tour guides will pick you up in a comfortable Super Jeep in the morning and take you to this popular hiker’s retreat, on a perfect day tour in the land of ice and fire.
The first stop of the day will bring you to Seljalandsfoss, a gorgeous waterfall nestled in the cliffs of rolling farmland, nourished by the river which meanders away from the falls. At 60 m (131 ft) high, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Iceland, and it is a particularly unique spot because you can take the rocky path which winds behind the falls. It is a new perspective to look out on the green-and-black terrain of Iceland through the curtain of clear, misty water.
You’ll also pause at Gígjökull, a glacial tongue of Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier which made headlines in 2010 with its colossal eruption. It lies draped over the mountainous outcroppings of the valley like a fluffy white blanket.
Then, you’ll go to Stakkholtsgjá, a canyon located near the entrance to Þórsmörk valley. It has a narrow riverbed and ends in a beautiful waterfall.
Finally, after driving over several deep, swift glacial rivers, you’ll enter the Þórsmörk area. This rift valley, named after the Norse god of thunder and rain, Thor, is located in southern Iceland between two glaciers, Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull.
There are many trails to explore here, from those that cross the glaciers to multi-day hiking trails such as Laugavegur, which takes hikers all the way to Landmannalaugar in southwest Iceland. Here, you’ll have time to take in the gorgeous surroundings as you hike in the area, with stops available at the visitor’s huts at Básar and Húsadalur.
These huts are airy and well-kept, providing a charming spot to stop and chat with other hikers you meet along the way.
After a refreshing walk around the countryside, you’ll be driven back to the city in time to have dinner, a few drinks and maybe catch a show.
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