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About Tour

Hop in an adventurous 4x4 Super Jeep and find yourself in a mesmerizing Thórsmörk nature reserve. Explore the valley by going on a hike among glaciers and Icelandic highlands. Situated among 3 of Iceland's biggest ice caps, Mýrdalsjökull, Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull, you’ll feel right out in the thick of the country’s natural landscapes. Experience all this and more under the care of our expert guides, who will know the area like the back of their hand. 

Highlights

  • Get a ride in a Super Jeep
  • See Eyjafjallajökull ice cap
  • Explore Þórsmörk Valley
  • Hike up to Gígjökull glacier

Included

  • Guided tour
  • Super Jeep ride
  • Light lunch

What to bring

  • Dress according to weather
  • Water and windproof outerwear
  • Hiking boots
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Snacks

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 6 hours
Departs From BRÚ BASE CAMP
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 6 years
Group size MIN 1 PERSON
Pick Up YES (FROM HVOLSVÖLLUR/HELLA)
Meet on Location Yes

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  • Small Group Experience
  • Super Jeep
  • No Booking Fees
  • Operated by our trusted partner

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Itinerary

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 entire hiking trail is about 8 km (optional).
  • It's possible to add pick-up & drop-off from Hvolsvöllur, Hella, Reykjavík, Selfoss, and Vík.
  • It's possible to add snowmobiling (only available from the 1st of November to the 15th of June).

The meeting point for this day hiking tour is the Brú Base Camp 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.

FAQ

A Super Jeep is a highly modified vehicle equipped with 38" to 50" tires and a robust suspension system, uniquely designed to handle Iceland's diverse terrains and conditions. Dive deeper into the world of Super Jeep Tours.

Yes, Super Jeeps are designed and modified to handle the challenging terrains of Iceland, ensuring safety during tours. For a secure adventure, check out our Super Jeep Tours.

A Super Jeep can accommodate up to 19 riders, making it ideal for large families and small tour groups. Discover group adventures with our Super Jeep Tours.

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

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.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

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.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

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