Welcome to Þórsmörk

The higher, northeastern reaches of the area are known as Goðaland (Land of the Gods), which is – as the name suggests – divine. Rock formations twist skyward like the stone arches of an ancient cathedral. Fluorescent Arctic flowers burst forth from spongy emerald moss bringing brilliant slashes of colour. At its higher altitudes, Goðaland often has rougher weather than Þórsmörk.

Top experiences in Þórsmörk

Þórsmörk activities

$555.29 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Reykjavik Airvan Flight: South Iceland Ultimate

Enjoy stunning views of some of the most popular sights in South Iceland. Meet 15 minutes before the departure time at the Reykjavik Domestic Airport for a small safety briefing. Then, take a comfortable seat in an Airvan with extra large windows so you will not miss any of the unforgettable sights awaiting us.After take off in Reykjavik we set a south-easterly course towards Eyjafjallajokull, made notorious becuase of the 2010 eruption. En-route you will fly over Thingvellir, Gullfoss, Geysir, and Thorsmork.  Depending on conditions on the day of your flight, the order in which you land at choice sights will change. This trip includes a landing at Lava Ventere Exhibition for refreshments and exhibition. Entry fee included in the tour price.

$342.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Reykjavik to Thorsmork, Eyjafjallajokull Small-Group Day Trip

Explore Thorsmork (Þórsmörk), Thor’s valley, a place dear to all who visit it, and Eyjafjallajokull (Eyjafjallajökull) the volcano that captured international attention! You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik (pick up is also available from Hveragerdi (Hveragerði), Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvollur (Hvolsvöllur) if requested, and travel south-east through the mountain pass and Hellisheidi (Hellisheiði) plateau towards the town of Hveragerdi (Hveragerði). A geothermal hot bed, the surrounding hills are full of active steam vents and the town is known for it’s greenhouses which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs.You will soon find yourself further east in the town of Selfoss, which was settled by Þórir Ásason. Iceland’s first known settler, was also said to have spent the winter of 873-74 “under Mt. Ingólfsfell west of the Olfusa (Ölfusá) river”.Your next waypoint is the charming town of Hella, situated on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers of the country. You will visit the Saga Centre dedicated to Njál’s Saga, and learn that South Iceland is rich in saga history. Here you will turn off the ring road towards Thorsmork (Þórsmörk). You’ll get a brief glimpse of the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you will explore on the way back. It is possible to walk up into the recess behind the thundering torrent of water. Named after the Norse god Thor, Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) richly deserves it’s reputation as the “Valley of the gods”. Soon the road ends and the highland tracks begin, the Super Jeeps make easy work of fording flowing rivers that would be impossible in a normal vehicle. Next you will stop at the base of Gigjokull (Gígjökull) glacier before taking a hike along trails and into river canyons in this idyllic park setting. You’ll be able to take time to explore the magnificent canyon of Stakkholtsgja (Stakkholtsgjá).Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) is the place where you can best appreciate the incredible mix of glaciers, rocks and wooded areas (woods are a bit of a rarity in Iceland!) Finally after an Invigorating day, you will head back to the big city.

$389.29 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to the Hidden Valley of Thor Thorsmork from Reykjavik

Þórsmörk valley is any Icelanders favorite hidden gem, and this is your opportunity to experience it with us.We start our day by picking you up at your accommodation in Reykjavik, in our modified Super Jeep. We drive east along the south shore of Iceland on our way to the beautiful valley. On this tour we stop at Seljalandsfoss which is a 60m high waterfall which you can take a walk behind.We will then drive further into the valley to our next stop; Gígjökull. Gígjökull is a glacier tongue stretching from the infamous glacier Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano which erupted in 2010 wreaking havoc all over Europe.On our way to the bottom of the valley, we have to splash through many rivers and streams, giving us a chance to show you the reason for these big tires on our jeeps. Once we are in Þórsmörk, you have the opportunity to take nice hikes around the area, and really drink in the beautiful unspoiled nature of Iceland.This tour is suitable for everybody that wants to have an adventure and witness beautiful surroundings while you’re at it

$339.42 Day Trips & Excursions

Iceland: Eyjafjallajokull Region to Thorsmork by Super Jeep

Thorsmork is a unique area between the three glaciers ; Mýrdalsjökull, Eyjafjallajökull and Tindfjallajökull and is named after Thor, the god of thunder. The area is very popular among hikers, every hiker can find a trail that is suited to his or her abilities. If you prefer not to hike, then you can relax and enjoy the tour from inside this specially customized super jeep. At the start of the day we'll head out for Thorsmork. Getting to Thorsmork is an adventure in itself and part of the way is driven in a specially equipped vehicle that takes you into the rugged wilderness, safely crossing rough roads and glacial rivers. A delicious lunch is included at the Volcano Huts resort, located in Húsadalur Valley in Thórsmörk.We also offer the option of being picked up from your accommodation in postcodes 850 / 851 / 860 / 861. We will return you back to your hotel/accommodation after a fantastic day of adventure.Please contact us if you wish to arrange this.

$1616.06 Private & Custom Tours

Reykjavik to Eyjafjallajokul and Thorsmork Private Jeep Tour

This is probably one of the best ways to rock up your morning, we will have some off-roading action getting to Thorsmork Valley, a beautiful woodland surrounded by rugged mountains and glacial rivers. This valley is only accessible year-round on 4×4 and scheduled buses during the summer months. So get your seatbelt fastened and enjoy some splashing through 20+ glacial rivers! Our super jeep will then take us to Gigjökull glacier, which is a calf glacier of the notorious Eyjafjallajökull, the glacier-covered volcano which erupted in 2010. During the eruption millions of litres of melted ice from Gigjökull bursted down the mountainside causing massive destructive floods on its way to the Atlantic. Our next stop is Stakkholtsgja canyon. The canyon is about 2km long and up to 100m deep. Where weather conditions allow we will spend some quality time here as well to venture into the mystical canyon. We will then move on to Basar which is popular amongst hiking enthusiasts. Here we can do an optional leisurely hike (around half an hour) to have a different taste of the valley. Probably owing to the microclimate in Thorsmork, a lush forest has developed in the middle of the mostly moss lined valley, making it an interesting change of scenery. We then leave Thorsmork Valley and hop back onto Highway 1 to find our last stop, the spectacular Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Seljalandsfoss is just over 60m surrounded by beautiful cliffs and slopes. There is a footpath behind the waterfall where depending on road conditions we can actually take a walk behind the waterfall for a different view.

$1448.24 Outdoor Activities

Private Thorsmork super jeep tour

We will pick you up at your pre-selected pick up location, at a timing of your choosing. Keep in mind that the total duration of the Thorsmork super jeep tour is between 8 and 10 hours, and during winter months we have limited daylight to work with. The first stop of the day will be in Hvolsvöllur, for a short bathroom break and to stock up on some snacks and packed lunches for the trip (not included). Only a short drive from there, we will reach the first sightseeing stop of the day; Seljalandsfoss waterfall. On dry days, you can walk behind the waterfall on a mud path, to experience the amazing power of waterfalls from a different view point. Next up, it is time to head off the beaten path and into Thorsmork. The first sightseeing stop in Thorsmork is at Gígjökull glacier tongue. It is receding very fast, so you may be one of the lucky last people to see this glacier, before it is all gone. As you continue on, you will ford several rivers and streams, and really put the power of the super jeep to the test. Your expert driver-guide will lead you around the amazing landscapes of Thorsmork, stopping here and there for short and easy hikes, if you wish to do so.  Once you have spent a good amount of time exploring this natural beauty, it is time to head back to Reykjavik. We will drop you off wherever you wish.