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: South Coast & Sky Lagoon Admission Day Tour

2. 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.

From Reykjavík: Thorsmork Valley Private

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

From Hella or Hvolsvöllur: 2-Day Thórsmörk Valley Tour

7. From Hella or Hvolsvöllur: 2-Day Thórsmörk Valley Tour

Join us on this adventurous two-day and one-night tour into Þórsmörk Valley. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a night in this incredibly magical valley! On this 2-Day Þórsmörk overnight tour you will explore the valley of mighty Thor, the Thunder God. On this overnight tour, you will discover one of Iceland’s gems, Þórmörk valley. You will see dramatic mountains, wild rivers, volcanoes, and glaciers. “Þórsmörk has a spot in every Icelander’s heart. There’s just nothing like it…” Þórsmörk is an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, situated in the heart of South Iceland nestled among the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull. This tour is one of our most popular ones, with so many spectacular hiking options and adventurous rides over various unbridged glacial rivers. This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk.

From Storidalur: 3-Day Laugavegur Trail Guided Hike

8. From Storidalur: 3-Day Laugavegur Trail Guided Hike

The best way to experience nature is by man’s most original way of travel – by foot. Our Laugavegur hiking tour is an all-inclusive 3 days (2 nights) guided tour, through one of Europe’s most exciting and fascinating landscapes. Full board, overnight stay in the mountain huts, an experienced Icelandic trekking guide, along with transportation of luggage – which means you only have to carry what you need for each day. The hike starts at Landmannalaugar, an area of colorful mountains tinted by rhyolite minerals, and it ends in Þórsmörk, a fascinating destination with a series of deep valleys, crisscrossed by numerous fast-flowing rivers and glaciers on three sides.

From Hvolsvöllur or Hella: 3-Day Thorsmork Valley Jeep Tour

9. From Hvolsvöllur or Hella: 3-Day Thorsmork Valley Jeep Tour

Join us on this adventurous three-day and two-night tour into Þórsmörk Valley. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend a night in this incredibly magical valley! On this 3-Day Þórsmörk overnight tour you will explore the valley of mighty Thor, the Thunder God. You will discover one of Iceland’s gems, Þórmörk valley. You will see dramatic mountains, wild rivers, volcanoes, and glaciers. “Þórsmörk has a spot in every Icelander’s heart. There’s just nothing like it…” Þórsmörk is an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, situated in the heart of South Iceland nestled among the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull. This tour is one of our most popular ones, with so many spectacular hiking options and adventurous rides over various unbridged glacial rivers. This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk.

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What people are saying about Thórsmörk

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 525 reviews

Great hike with good views. The 3 hour hike is not for beginners, since there's a bit of a steep slope. But they do provide an alternative 2 hour hike midway for those who don't want to ascend the steep incline. Chances of getting good views depend on the weather. Guide was great, however, we stopped at areas where hydrogen sulphide fumes from hot geysers were blowing directly in our faces which was neither fun nor healthy.

It's a must tour when you're in Iceland unless you have a 4x4 vehicle. The scenery is excellent - we had a great hike although it was a bit demanding for beginners. However, when you make it to the top, you can enjoy great views. The guides were great. The natural hot pool was very relaxing and hot - wished we could have had some more time in it. Also plenty of time to take photos.

The trip was totally worth it. The long ride was much more enjoyable with the explanations from Quique about the Icelandic landscape. We loved the hiking as well and learnt a lot about volcanic systems. 5-stars to our guide, Quique, whose drawings, knowledge and enthusiasm rounded out this trip.

What an amazing tour, certainly the hightlight of our trip. My wife and I were mesmerized by all the places that we visited. A big thank you to the best guide in all Iceland Einar. We strongly recommend that tour for your trip in Iceland.

Great tour. Highly recommend especially to end it at Sky Lagoon!