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.
- 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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Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: kh, August 2016
What a fabulous off the beaten path tour this was! Bouncing along in a huge 4X4 truck - and I do mean bouncing - was a lot of fun. Driving into the interior landscape was very beautiful and rugged. Our hike to higher vantage points was a good opportunity to stretch our legs and eat wild blueberries picked along the path. The side trip into the canyon was amazing. Our driver/guide was friendly and enthusiastic, providing history, anecdotes and pronunciation lessons along the way. Don't miss this trip!
Reviewed by: David B, August 2016
Phenomenal trip. Villy, our tour guide was very good. He took us on hiking tours and driving routes rarely seen by others. This tour was well worth the time and money spent.