Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) Valley, Valley of Thunder God Thor, is a heaven for nature lovers. Tucked away from paved roads, the Valley is a sanctuary to waterfalls, volcanic glaciers, glacial rivers, black sand desert, moss covered fields and lush birch woodland.
Our modified 4×4 super jeeps take you through these rugged landscapes splashing through some 20+ glacial rivers!
Gigjökull (Gigjokull) glacier, 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.
Stakkholtsgja 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 Þórsmörk, a lush forest has developed in the middle of the mostly moss lined valley, making it an interesting change of scenery.
Before we hop back onto Highway 1, we will find out last stop at 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.
Tour length is approximately 10hrs with pick up and drop off in Reykjavík.