A Day in Thorsmork | The Hikers Paradise

A Day in Thorsmork | The Hikers Paradise
Þórsmörk is known for its range of natural attractions.
Þórsmörk, its name inspired by Thor, the Norse God of Thunder.
Þórsmörk is brimming with gorgeous river valleys and canyons.
Þórsmörk scenery often changes dramatically from only one perspective.
Þórsmörk has hiking trails available for the whole family.
Due to difficult terrain, Þórsmörk is only accessible to 4WD.
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Join this hiking excursion and hop on a mountain bus to Þórsmörk, the forested valley surrounded by glaciers and named after the Norse God of thunder, Thor. This stunning area should not be missed by travelling hikers or those who want to see Iceland at its best.

You will depart from Reykjavík early in the morning, stopping briefly in four villages on the South Coast to pick up passengers and admire the surrounding landscapes. At Seljalandsfoss waterfall, you'll stop once more to take a walk on a path all the way around the falls, passing a cave behing the cascade. 

Then, you'll continue to your destination. To get to Þórsmörk requires a thrilling ride along a highland road, which involves river-crossings and bumpy roads.

As soon as you reach the forested valley, you will find many hiking trails that are very popular amongst the native hikers. Which routes you choose is up to you and hiking maps are available on the bus. Your guide will also show you to three particularly special areas: Stakkholsgjá canyon, the Basar campground and the area surrounding the restaurant Húsadalur.

You will have roughly six hours in Þórsmörk to explore on your own, so it is recommended that you bring a lunch pack with you; there are few better places in the world for a picnic, especially in the shadows of the mighty ice caps Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.

By the time that your hikes are complete, you will be left in no doubt at all as to why this area is named after the most renowned God of the Vikings. Following your exploration, you will take the scenic drive back to Reykjavík City. 

Immerse yourself in one of Iceland's most stunning and fascinating areas, on the cusp of the Central Highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Sep.
  • Duration: 15 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Highlands, Þórsmörk, Seljalandsfoss, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 07:00.

Harpa Concert Hall at 07:15 or Reykjavík Campsite at 07:30

Please be in Harpa at 07:10

  • Pick up and drop-off

  • Fully guided tour

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Bring a lunch pack

Good to know:

Hiking maps are sold on the bus

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