ABOUT THE TOUR
Þórsmörk is a magnificent valley named after Þór (Thor), the god of Thunder. It’s one of Icelanders favorite places to go when they want to unwind from the daily grind.
The first stop of the day is at one of Iceland’s loveliest waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. Here the sure-footed can walk behind the thundering cascade but be careful as the trails is narrow and a bit slippery. Extra caution is especially needed during the winter and good footwear is recommended. Then it’s on to a spectacular hidden canyon rich with unique flora, green moss and a beautiful waterfall. Depending on conditions, we will either be making a stop at Gljúfrabúi or Nauthúsagil.
Now it’s time for more action as we head to Gigjökull glacier tongue. The driver will deflate the tires for some serious jeep action, including splashing through glacier rivers, so fasten your seatbelts, keep your windows closed and experience the fun! Gígjökull is one of 2 glacier outlets from Eyjafjallajökull and the site of the infamous volcanic eruption in 2010.
Our final stop is in Básar, one of the most beautiful spots in Þórsmörk where you can take a short hike around the area. It’s uniquely located between three glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindafjallajökull. The ring of glaciers and mountains shield the valley from the harsh weather conditions of the Icelandic highlands, the ideal conditions for a micro-climate. The diverse flora and magnificent landscape is a must for nature lovers and meltwater from the surrounding glaciers create constantly changing rushing torrents across the valley floor
Please bring loose change for toilet fees, warm clothes, a camera and some snacks for the ride. The driver will be stopping at service stations should you wish to purchase something there.