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Thórsmörk

Unforgettable panoramic views are just a hike away at this legendary Icelandic mountain ridge.

Thórsmörk: Our most recommended tours and activities

Iceland: Landmannalaugar 4-Hour Hiking Experience

1. Iceland: Landmannalaugar 4-Hour Hiking Experience

Enjoy a day tour to the Southern Highland of Fjallabak to explore the wonders of Iceland's Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano area. Dive into a bubbling wonderland with caramel colored peaks, soothing hot springs, rambling lava flows and clear blue lakes.  Landmannalaugar, together with Hekla, an active volcano in its neighborhood, is one of Iceland's most unique destinations and a must for all who love to explore the beauty of nature. Discover one of the most active geothermal areas flanked by rhyolite mountains and steaming hot springs. Start the day with lunch and set off on a 4-hour hike through the sprawling lava fields of Laugahraun, Vondugil Canyon and up to the summit of the colorful mountain of Brennisteinsalda with its steaming vents and Sulphur deposits. Descend through the Grænagil canyon, carved as a result of geodynamic activity of mountains, volcanoes and glacial rivers. If time and weather conditions allow, climb Bláhnúkur, a circa 60,000-year-old volcano with panoramic views of the Landmannalaugar Valley.  Have a bath in a natural hot pool, where both hot and cold water flow out from beneath Laugahraun, mixing together and forming the perfect bathing conditions. Remember to take your swimwear and a towel with you.

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

2. From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

Journey through the beautiful countryside of Southern Iceland and into the highlands through Þjórsárdalur valley and visit Hjálparfoss waterfall. Depart from Reykjavik and head to the Landmannalaugar geothermal area often referred to as “The Pearl of the Central Highlands.” Landmannalaugar’s colorful mountains are formed by centuries of volcanic activity in the area and the picturesque natural landscape in this raw climate is simply breathtaking. Enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural warm pool which was created by the combination of the area's hot and cold springs, or take a leisurely hike in the surrounding rhyolite mountain paths. Your tour continues west and past Iceland’s most infamous and active volcano, Hekla, which was believed to be the gateway to hell during the Middle Ages. After exploring Iceland's unique volcanic landscapes, return to Reykjavík over Hellisheiði Mountain heath.

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Sky Lagoon Admission Day Tour

3. From Reykjavik: South Coast & Sky Lagoon Admission Day Tour

Leave the city of Reykjavik behind to step into a world of wonder on a day trip to the South Coast and the Sky Lagoon. Walk up a winding path leading behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and view the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier. Watch the waves on Reynisfjara beach and wind down at the Sky Lagoon. Make your way to the bus stop in the morning and head out towards the South Coast. Admire breathtaking scenery passing by your window on the drive and get ready to be blown away by what's to come. Arrive at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and feel the power of its roaring waters. This unique waterfall has a walking path that leads all the way up and behind the flowing tide. Climb up and take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pose for a photo or see if you can find the hidden Gljúfrabúi waterfall. Continue on to the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier and learn about the importance of these geological behemoths. Walk towards the ice wall and wonder at the lagoon formed at its base and fed by the meltwater. Take a break for lunch in the picturesque coastal town of Vik and explore the charming streets. Look out onto the imposing basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar where the sea disappears over the horizon. Cross the short distance from Vik to the renowned Reynisfjara black sand beach. Listen carefully to the directions and warnings of your guide as this wild and windy beach is utterly beautiful but also dangerous. Experience surreal views of the beach from a safe distance and look out for the waves. Tick-off another monumental sight of the South Coast at the Skógafoss waterfall. Hear the deafening roar of the 60-meter falls from below or climb up 370 steps to the top for idyllic views of your surroundings. Head back towards Reykjavik and make your final stop of the day at the trendy thermal spa Sky Lagoon. Immerse yourself in the 7-step ritual program and renew your body, mind, and soul after a tiring day of sightseeing with the warm waters of the infinity pool.

Skógar: Fimmvörðuháls Pass Hiking Tour to Thorsmork Valley

4. Skógar: Fimmvörðuháls Pass Hiking Tour to Thorsmork Valley

Enjoy a hike thorugh the dramatic landcapes of the Icelandic wilderness on this guided walk from Skógar to the Thorsmork valley. Hike along Fimmvörðuháls pass and see the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. Meet your guide at the picturesque Skógar waterfall and begin your hiking tour through the Icelandic Highlands. Pass thorugh the waterfall way trail where you come across a series of 26 uniquely beautiful waterfalls.  Stroll between the Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers to lunar-like lava fields. See evidence of past geological activity at the volcanic craters of Magni and Móði which were formed in the famous 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Reach the highest section of the trail and walk down into the Thorsmork valley. As you walk down, marvel at breathtaking views of the highland mountains and Thorsmork valley's birch forests. End your tour with a bus transfer from Thorsmork back to Skógar.

Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Hekla Private Super Jeep Tour

5. Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar & Hekla Private Super Jeep Tour

Explore the lava fields, explosive volcanic craters, glacial waterfalls, and bubbling hot springs of Landmannalaugar and Hekla on this 10-hour tour by Jeep. The tour kicks off in Reykjavik, where you will climb aboard a special Mountain Taxi Super Jeep. First, hit the fertile farmland in the south, before moving on to epic views of the snow-covered peak of Hekla, Iceland’s most famous active volcano. While Hekla is fairly dormant these days, its last eruption was little over 10 years ago in February of 2000. Since the country was settled in the 9th century, the volcano has erupted about 20 times, often with devastating effects. Hekla was notorious in Medieval Europe when it was believed to be the entrance to hell. The contrasts in landscape are extreme, and the lava and vegetation, shaped by the forces of erosion, make for a spectacular setting. Drive straight up to the edge of the youngest lava field, formed during the 2000 eruption. If the weather allows, you will also drive along the volcano’s ridge, almost 3,000 feet (900 meters) above sea level. You will be rewarded with awesome views if the weather is clear. At the base of the volcano, drive through intensely rugged mountain terrain, and past lava fields and exploding craters. Steering into interior Iceland, swing by the crater of Ljótipollur, before a coffee and lunch break in the stunning Landmannalaugar area. Here, you will have the opportunity to go for a 1-2 hour hike through the lava fields or dive into the natural hot geothermal pools. Back on the road, head down the Þjórsárdalur. Your last stop is the Hjálparfoss Waterfall, where you can admire the cascades into the confluence of the rivers Fossá and Þjórsá, before returning to Reykjavik.

Landmannalaugar Jeep Tour

6. Landmannalaugar Jeep Tour

Explore one of the most beautiful regions of Iceland on a Jeep tour to Landmannalaugar, known for its rugged landscape, magnificent colors, clear rivers and bubbling hot springs. Make your way to the crater lake of Ljótipollur, one of Landmannalaugar's most spectacular spots. Gaze in awe at the turquoise water set against the red slopes of the coastal hills. Get the chance to go for a dip in the geothermal pool, or set off on an energizing hike through the lava fields, if you prefer. Next, head towards the active volcano of Hekla – known as the Queen of all the volcanoes in Iceland – and reach an altitude of up to 900 meters, when conditions allow. Take some time to appreciate the panoramic vistas that can extend for up to 100 kilometers in all directions and includes 7 glaciers when visibility allows.

From Reykjavík: Thorsmork Valley Private

7. From Reykjavík: Thorsmork Valley Private

Be picked up by your guide from the comfort of your hotel in Reykjavík and be transported to the stunning Thorsmork valley on this private tour. Take in the sights at a place that has a special meaning to the locals. Let your guide reveal this amazing place that is hidden behind the powerful Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. Follow your experienced guide, as this area has dangerous rivers that need to be approached with respect. Cross these rivers safely in a modified vehicle to reach lava landscapes, rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, ancient glaciers, and an impressive amount of vegetation. Visit the end of the Laugavegur hike, the most popular highland hike in Iceland. Hike to some of the secret locations hidden in the valley and reach views that are truly stunning. Snap photos of this facinating scenery to share with your friends and family.

Reykjavik: Private Thórsmörk and Seljalandsfoss Day Trip

8. Reykjavik: Private Thórsmörk and Seljalandsfoss Day Trip

Discover the best of Iceland's natural beauty on this day trip from Reykjavik. Visit iconic locations such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Thorsmork mountain ridge. Get picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik in a modern 4x4 and drive over glacial rivers to reach your first stop of the day, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Don't miss the chance to walk behind the waterfall and enjoy unique views of the falling water and surrounding area. Next, continue your adventure through the Thorsmork valley. Stop at Gígjökull and enjoy a stroll to the edge of the glacier then walk down through a volcanic crater. Cross through the deep glacier lakes and enjoy panoramic views of the ridge before heading back to Reykjavik in the evening.

From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

9. From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

Experience the natural wonders of the Thórsmörk nature reserve on this tour from Reykjavík. See ice-capped peaks, jagged mountain ridges, and verdant valleys adorned with moss and birch trees. Walk along a rugged mountain path. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Reykjavík. Travel to Thórsmörk, which was named after the Norse god Thor. Cross deep, fast-flowing rivers safely in a modified jeep that is specially designed for the task. Marvel at picturesque highlands that are nestled between the Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull glaciers. Snap pictures of the diverse and magnificent landscapes. Enjoy a 90-minute mountain hike on Valahnúkur. Take in the greenery as you walk and try to spot an Icelandic fox. Marvel at panoramic views of the pristine wilderness below.

From Hvolsvöllur: Thórsmörk Guided Buggy Adventure

10. From Hvolsvöllur: Thórsmörk Guided Buggy Adventure

The tour starts from our base, Brú base by Road 249. After a short briefing where your guide takes you through safety procedures, we dress up in a waterproof snow/whole suit and helmet and hop into our buggy ride. Þórsmörk is an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, situated in the heart of south Iceland nestled among the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull. This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk while experiencing an adventurous buggy ride adventure. We will also visit the Gígjökull glacier where we observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and breathe in the purifying glacial air. Join an amazing highland adventure on this adrenaline-driven tour to Þórsmörk! There is no better way to visit this highland treasure than in a 4×4 buggy. The hidden valley of Thor is truly a natural gem and every Icelander’s favorite place to be. Þórsmörk buggy tour is a unique way to enjoy Icelandic nature and covers some waterfalls and gravel road driving. A stunning natural playground for the next few hours, as your test out your buggy surrounded by amazing scenery that only Iceland can offer.

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What people are saying about Thórsmörk

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 448 reviews

Great landscape, interesting bus ride over a long gravel road, along an impressive landscape, mountains in different colors, several rivers crossed, nice hike in Lanmannalaugar on a mountain. Great view of the lava fields, but very!! windy. Finally, bathe in the warm river.

This trip was amazing! Enrique and Gaia were very nice and full of great stories about Landmannalaugar. We hiked for 3 hours and then had time to take a swim, walk or chill in the area before the ride home.

We had an amazing day, stopped at awesome places and got incredible views. Our guide Péter was very friendly and did a superb job. We loved it.

Simply perfect, with a great guide to discover the volcanic landscapes. AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY.

Super hike, we took full eyes and full brain with all the explanations of the guides