Thorsmork Nature Reserve
Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
Thorsmork is a wide valley named after Thor, the Viking God of Thunder. Surrounded by 3 glaciers, Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallajokull and Tindfjallajokull in the southern part of Iceland, it offers a great picturesque panorama and landscape. The rugged nature of green valleys, steep mountains, clear creeks and wild rivers make Thorsmork one of the country´s most popular hiking grounds and a favorite place for many Icelanders.
Itinerary Thorsmork Nature Reserve Super Jeep Day Tour from Reykjavik
Thorsmork (Icelandic: Þórsmörk) is about 160 km east of Reykjavik and the last 30 km is a great mountain track – with unbridged glacier rivers and streams to cross in our strong and reliable Super Jeeps. It´s a great 4×4 track and a lot of fun. We´ll take a photo stop by the glacier just below the crater of Eyjafjallajokull volcano. In Thorsmork we stop for a few hours to enjoy the fantastic landscape, have lunch and/or take a short hike or walks, depending on the weather and your wishes. There are three different mt. cabins in three different valleys and around each of them are different opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, whether you want to hike up a mountain, enjoy an easy walk or take photographs in the beautiful landscape that looks like a scene from Lord of the Rings. In spring, summer and fall, there is often an opportunity to take a short hike through small but magnificent canyons with a hidden waterfall at the end. Whatever the season, Thorsmork is always a great adventure in a Lord of the Rings landscape. Surrounded by three ice caps, all of them volcanoes which shelter the valley below, Thorsmork very often has much better weather than other places in south Iceland. We will also stop at the clear free falling waterfall of Seljalandsfoss where we go a short walk behind the waterfall and feel the refreshing spray and drizzle from one of Iceland´s higher waterfalls. Once in Reykjavik we will drop you off at your hotel or a restaurant of your choice.
Our driver-guides are knowledgeable about Iceland and will gladly adjust to your particular interest the best they can, whether it’s nature, geology, history, current affairs – or 4×4 stuff. We refer to it as ‘conversational guiding’. The interaction with our clients is a big part of why we love our jobs.
Fun Fact: J.R.R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings, spent a couple of years in Iceland while writing his books and used a lot of Nordic Mythology in his books.
For your safety, Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours according to weather and snow conditions. The Thorsmork tour is generally not available in January and February due to snow and extreme off-road conditions.
Highlights for Thorsmork Tour
– Thorsmork Nature Reserve
– Eyjafjallajokull volcano
– Three ice caps
– Seljalandsfoss waterfall
– Fun off-road adventure
– Driving through unbridged rivers
FAQ for Thorsmork Tour
Q: Do we need to bring lunch or is there a place to stop on the way?
A: There are no cafés or bistros in Thorsmork but we stop on the way so you can buy lunch – so, no you don’t have to bring anything.
Q: Is crossing all the rivers safe?
A: Yes, our driverguides have a lot of experience in crossing rivers. You don’t want cross the rivers in a small rental 4×4 but our super-jeeps are specially outfitted for this.
Q: How much hiking is there?
A: This depends upon weather and your wishes. With such small groups we can always adjust the tour a bit to best fit your needs and wishes.
Safety is always the first priority and we are not taking any chances or risks.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@NatureExplorer.is
We had a great day on the Thorsmork tour, me and my wife had the luck of being alone with our guide Ragnar, who really made our adventure a lot of fun. Comfortable and nice superjeep, who took us far into the middle of Thorsmork. We got to see Eyjafjallajökull which was a fantastic site. Also nice little detours for some hidden gems. The next time we visit Iceland we will definately go with Nature Explorer again!
Best regards, Tommy and Marica
– Reviewed on Tripadvisor September 8, 2015 by Tommy A, Sweden
I still cannot pronounce the name of that volcano. This day was nature sights and hiking in some very scenic areas. Finishing with a waterfall that you can walk behind. Bring a waterproof bag for your camera. My wife and I like to get out and walk a lot, and this tour did not disappoint. Scenic, very few people around (except at the last waterfall), and relaxing. Hike at your own pace. Ingi was very patient, since my wife and I are a little older, and our pace has slowed recently. There was also a great restaurant stop before the hikes, with a great stew (food not included) that fueled us for the afternoon. All in all, a great two days. We would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Ingi and Nature Explorer for a great time. I actually think Ingi had a good time too, driving through the rivers. Gotta get me a Super Jeep.
– Reviewed on Tripadvisor June 14, 2015 by Travelling Snail, California
Below is a map of the route to Thorsmork Nature Reserve:
Price: ISK 185500 per Super-Jeep
Price: ISK 268800 per XL Super-Truck
Super-Jeeps seat 1-5 passengers
XL Super-Trucks seat up to 9 pax
Available: Every day March-Dec
Duration: 8 – 10 hours
Departures: 9 am or at your request
Free hotel pick up in Reykjavik
Not included: Lunch and refreshments
Book Tour: info@NatureExplorer.is
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