Thorsmork, a beautiful valley surrounded by glaciers and mountains, is the setting for today’s day tour. Your hiking adventure starts at the meeting point in Hvolsvöllur town, situated around 100 km East of Reykjavik on the southern coast.
You’ll be collected from the meeting point in a thrilling super jeep, ready to handle the roads of the Icelandic highlands to bring you to the hike’s starting point. Your expert jeep driver will then drive towards Thorsmork Valley, where the day’s hiking tour will take place. There will also be one of our knowledgeable and friendly local guides on board, ready to point out any interesting points, tell stories and answer any questions from curious minds!
On your journey, we will be passing the Gígjökull glacier, where you will see some of the effects of the Eyjafjallajökull outlet glacier from where a major glacial flood grandly cascaded during the 2010 eruption. This is a great opportunity to see something seen by so few in person.
Once in the heart of Thorsmork Valley, you will start your hike, a hugely popular hiking route among locals in Iceland. The glacier view along with the surrounding mountains and vibrant colors make this hike truly outstanding. The hike length is around 8-10 km in total (approximately 3-4 hours) with an elevation gain of around 400 meters, so bear this in mind when considering your fitness level.
The Thorsmork hiking tour should not be missed by any outdoor enthusiasts visiting Iceland. Get physically active while you enjoy one of the most scenic places you will ever come across. In Thorsmork, every season has its charm, giving you a great opportunity to visit again and again. A super Jeep seats 5 – 16 persons so our tours are always a small group experience, allowing you the space to relax and plenty of time to ask our expert guides as many questions as you wish.
The meeting point for this day hiking tour is the Midgard Basecamp located in Hvolsvöllur. The meeting time is at 9:00 am or 10:00 am depending on the season, more accurate information will be sent after booking the tour.)
The meeting point for this day hiking tour is the Midgard Basecamp located in Hvolsvöllur.
The meeting time is at 9:00 am or 10:00 am depending on the season, more accurate information will be sent after booking the tour.
Please note that the conditions in Thorsmork can be hard at times. We expect participants to be dressed accordingly and have good hiking shoes with them. We do recommend that you have a reasonable level of fitness – you will need to be able to walk ...)
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Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
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We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.