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Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2970AH30

For those who want adventure - this is the tour for you! Tour over the plateau Hellisheioi and on to visit the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the falls. The highlight of the tour is a visit to Thorsmork, or 'Thor's Woods', a beauty spot surrounded by glaciers, mountains and glacial rivers - an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.


Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Begin this extraordinary tour by driving over the plateau Hellisheioi, through Selfoss, Hella and Hvollsvollur where you will make a short stop to purchase food and provisions for lunch. Visit the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss, and find you are able to walk behind the falls! Continue over the Steinholtsa River and walk into the narrow gorge of Stakkholtsgja, an unusual and breathtaking canyon.

The main attraction is Thorsmork, also known as 'Thor's Woods', a natural reserve shielded on three sides by glaciers, mountains and glacial rivers. For these reasons, Thor's Woods has often been difficult to reach, limiting access to heavy-duty mountain vehicles. There are a multitude of small gullies and valleys, clad with low birch-trees that create seemingly endless possibilities for the nature lover.

Thorsmork is a narrow valley situated between three glaciers named Myrdals, Eyjafjalla and Tindafjallajokull. Porsmork was a fjord some 12,000 years ago (as your guide will explain) and the outlet glaciers tumble and crawl down into the gullies, some of them ending in spectacular glacial lagoons. The glacial melt-off forms rivers, all have to be crossed on the way into Thorsmork. Some days the crossing is challenging - an innocent stream can change in a matter of hours to a thunderous torrent. Skilled drivers are very experienced in these driving conditions. This trip is truly unforgettable for the nature lover at the heart and ideal as an hiking trip.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Centrally located Reykjavik hotels or Reykjavik cruise port
Departure Time:
8:30am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm

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Pricing information

Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik
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Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Carolyn, July 2014

We loved this tour! Our guide was wonderful. We had to do quite a bit of hiking through rivers and climbing rocks. It was quite a beautiful day.

Reviewed by: Andrew F, August 2013

This tour is a great experience. Our guide Anna was very knowledgeable, and made it a great day.

From $178.53

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