Thorsmork Valley of the Gods

A must-see when you travel to Iceland, this amazing tour will take you to the beautiful valley of Thorsmork where you will first experience the waterfall Seljalandsfoss and be able to walk behind it. Next comes some challenging off road driving crossing many rivers followed by an amazing glacial lagoon, the canyon Stakkholtsgjá and a "Hiking Iceland" experience in one of the country's most peaceful and memorable places.

The main destination of this jeep safari tour is the valley of Þórsmörk (Thorsmork), named after the Viking god Þór, the god of thunder and lightning. Þórsmörk is a beautiful Iceland sightseeing oasis with a small forest, surrounded by 3 glaciers Eyjafjallajokull, Myrdalsjokull and Tindfjallajokull, protected by glacial rivers and only reachable in powerful jeeps.

The route from Reykjavík takes you through Iceland’s southern lowland, once an old seabed but now a fruitful farming region, to the region of Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers. You stop by the scenic Seljalandsfoss waterfall (40 meters) which is not only for the eyes to enjoy but also challenges you to take a short hike, as you can actually walk behind it.

After Seljalandsfoss waterfall you challenge the rugged road and glacial rivers which have to be crossed if you want to enjoy the peace and beauty of Þórsmörk. On the way you stop to see how the Gígjökull glacier tongue reaches out from the Eyjafjallajökull glacier into a beautiful glacial lagoon surrounded by glacier moraine. The glacial lagoon is not the only must-see on the way to Þórsmörk, because after a short while you stop again for a hike into a beautifully carved canyon called Stakkholtsgja. In Stakkholtsgjá you may have to wade a small river in a couple of places but this canyon is a display of how water can mold even rock and shape the landscape.

When finally in Þórsmörk you will have the opportunity to hike some more in nature. Þórsmörk provides an overwhelming feeling; as the beauty, peace and quiet is almost intrusive there. Everybody who visits Þórsmörk falls in love with the place, and what you see in the valley in terms of landscape is quite different from any other you have experienced.

Iceland is a land of ever changing weather and conditions. Routes may be altered because of conditions and each High North jeep safari tour is different depending on weather, general conditions, and seasons. Travelling in Iceland in summer is totally different from travelling in winter but there is one thing you can count on when traveling with High North: our professional and experienced guides give you an in-depth knowledge of the country and the people who inhabit it as well as a unique jeep safari experience. They are adept at meeting challenging situations and always bring something extra to each tour, making it unforgettable.

Departure   8:30

Duration 7 to 9 hours

Minimum 2 passengers per booking

Price 34.900.- ISK Per Person


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