The Valley of Thor, or Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) in Icelandic, is a nature reserve in the southern highlands, located between three glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull (the famous glacier volcano that erupted in 2010 and caused widespread disruption to air traffic in Europe), Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull. Þórsmörk is a place of diverse and magnificent landscape with its ice-capped peaks, jagged mountain ridges, and valleys rich with moss and birch woodland.
The route to Þórsmörk has many unbridged river crossings with deep, fast-flowing waters, famous for trapping tourists in un-modified rental cars. Therefore we take you to Þórsmörk in one of our super jeeps, a modified vehicle with massive tires that can forge rivers and tackle just about any terrain. Riding in a Super jeep is an adventure on its own.
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. This 66m (213ft) high waterfall is not the most powerful waterfall in Iceland, but extremely beautiful. What makes it unique is that you can walk behind it.
Just remember to bring rain gear with you because it is not unlikely that spray from the waterfall will catch you.
By now, you have entered the beautiful Surroundings of Þórsmörk. Gígjökull is an outlet that flows from Eyjafjallajökull. Previously, there was a glacial lagoon underneath the glacier, one of the gems of Þórsmörk. It got destroyed in the famous 2010 Eyjafjalla volcanic eruption. Therefore today, it is possible to drive on the former bottom of the lagoon almost up to the glacier.
Básar is one of the most beautiful and sheltered areas in the Þórsmerkur – an oasis of natural birch woods. It is a wonderland for hikers with hiking trails and paths in all directions, through valleys and gorges with delicate birch forests, glacial rivers, and magnificent mountain scenery.
Hiking up Valahnúkur is a relatively easy 220m (722ft) ascent hike and takes about an hour and a half. When you are up there, you are standing at an elevation of around 1000m (3300ft) with a spectacular view over valleys and gorges covered with moss and birch forest, glacial rivers and glaciers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull.
Please note that the hike is optional but highly recommended!
There are many beautiful places in Þórsmörk. More than you can handle in one day. Everyone who loves Þórsmörk has their favorite place, and you can be sure that your guide loves the beautiful surroundings of Þórsmörk. So don’t forget to ask your guide to show you their favorite.
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Þórsmörk is one of Iceland’s most beautiful places, which not everyone gets to see. Lush valleys, beautiful views of glaciers and rivers with great hiking routes. Every nature-lover will find something for them in Þórsmörk!
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