Thorsmork Nature Reserve by Super Jeep
- Season - Duration - Min pax - Pick up - Location
- All year
- 8-9 hours
- Min 2
- From Reykjavik
Driving into Thorsmork Nature Reserve is a favourite amongst the locals. Stopping at Seljalandsfoss waterfall on the way, visiting Gigjokull glacier and crossing glacial rivers. This is a fun one!
Please note this tour is always dependent on road and weather conditions.
Þórsmörk is a magnificent valley named after Þór (Thor), the god of Thunder. It’s one of Icelanders favourite places to go when they want to unwind from the daily grind.
The first stop of the day is at one of Iceland’s loveliest waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss. Here the sure-footed can walk behind the thundering cascade but be careful as the trails is narrow and a bit slippery. Extra caution is especially needed during the winter and good footwear is recommended. Then it’s on to a spectacular hidden canyon rich with unique flora, green moss and a beautiful waterfall. Depending on conditions, we will either be making a stop at Gljúfrabúi or Nauthúsagil.
Now it’s time for more action as we head to Gigjökull glacier tongue. The driver will deflate the tires for some serious jeep action, including splashing through glacier rivers, so fasten your seatbelts, keep your windows closed and experience the fun! Gígjökull is one of 2 glacier outlets from Eyjafjallajökull and the site of the infamous volcanic eruption in 2010.
Our final stop is in Básar, one of the most beautiful spots in Þórsmörk where you can take a short hike around the area. It’s uniquely located between three glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindafjallajökull. The ring of glaciers and mountains shield the valley from the harsh weather conditions of the Icelandic highlands, the ideal conditions for a micro-climate. The diverse flora and magnificent landscape is a must for nature lovers and meltwater from the surrounding glaciers create constantly changing rushing torrents across the valley floor.
Please bring loose change for toilet fees, warm clothes, a camera and some snacks for the ride. The driver will be stopping at service stations should you wish to purchase something there.
• English speaking driverguide
• Super Jeep
• Warm and waterproof clothing
• Good shoes
Pick up services
Missing the pick up does not entitle you to a refund for the paid services. You are responsible for being ready at the designated pick up location at the scheduled time. Pick up locations vary from tour to tour but we always try our best to pick you up as close to your accommodations as possible. New regulations from the city of Reykjavík has hindered our ability to drive our larger vehicles within the city center so you might be required to go to the nearest bus stop.
You can see a map and further info here: busstop.is
Changes made by Arctic Face
In Iceland all itineraries are designed to be flexible taking weather conditions into account. We reserve the right to change your itinerary or cancel it with your safety in mind.
100% charge if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Face does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions.