Day Tour Þórsmörk – Secrets of Thor’s Woods
Þórsmörk reserve is one of the best kept secrets of Iceland. The area is surrounded on three sides by mountains & glaciers & offers endless opportunities for nature lovers.
- Private tour
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Hike to river canyons at Gigjujökull glacier
- Canyon of Stakkaholtsgjá
Destination of the day is Þórsmörk, the Woods of Thor the Thunder god.
It is where the Icelanders traditionally go themselves to get away from it all. Guarding Þórsmörk nature reserve from unwanted traffic are several streams and glacial rivers cutting the rough track. Crossing requires caution.
First highlight of the day is the powerfully beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a good 60 meters of constant rush. Conditions permitting, how about a walk around it yes, you can go behind Seljalandsfoss. Soon after the road starts disintegrating and nature takes over your senses.
Bordering Þórsmörk nature reserve to the south is the famously ash-spewing volcano Eyjafjallajökull, topped by glacial ice and snow. Amongst numerous places of interest on our route is the Gígjökull glacier lagoon which is actually off the maps now. In 2010 it disappeared under volcanic rubble in a catastrophic flood of glacial melt and debris, caused by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Where we go in the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve depends from day to day on weather and other conditions, but canyons, woodlands and caves are ideal settings for short walks.
Tour Duration: 8-9 hrs.
Dates & prices
This tour is available as a private tour on a daily basis, all year.
Price per person:
170.000 ISK per Super Jeep for 4 people
200.000 ISK per Super Jeep for 6 people
250.000 ISK per Super Jeep for 10 people
Good to know
Pick-up also possible from Reykjavík, Hveragerði, Selfossi