Small-Group Day Trip To Thorsmork And Eyjafjallajokull From Reykjavik

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located Reykjavik hotel or guesthouse
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a Super-Jeep tour from Reykjavk to visit the stunningly beautiful Thorsmork (rsmrk) or Thor's Valley, with canyons, waterfalls, amazing hiking trails and river crossings. See the spectacular volcano, Eyjafjallajkull that captured the world's attention as it erupted in 2011. Traveling on through Southern Iceland you will come to know its rich history, as you make a stop at the Saga Centre that is dedicated to Njls Saga.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Explore Thorsmork (rsmrk), Thors valley, a place dear to all who visit it, and Eyjafjallajokull (Eyjafjallajkull) the volcano that captured international attention! You will be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Reykjavik (pick up is also available from Hveragerdi (Hverageri), Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvollur (Hvolsvllur) if requested, and travel south-east through the mountain pass and Hellisheidi (Hellisheii) plateau towards the town of Hveragerdi (Hverageri). A geothermal hot bed, the surrounding hills are full of active steam vents and the town is known for its greenhouses which are heated by hot water from volcanic hot springs.

You will soon find yourself further east in the town of Selfoss, which was settled by rir sason. Icelands first known settler, was also said to have spent the winter of 873-74 under Mt. Inglfsfell west of the Olfusa (lfus) river.

Your next waypoint is the charming town of Hella, situated on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers of the country. You will visit the Saga Centre dedicated to Njls Saga, and learn that South Iceland is rich in saga history. Here you will turn off the ring road towards Thorsmork (rsmrk). Youll get a brief glimpse of the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall, which you will explore on the way back. It is possible to walk up into the recess behind the thundering torrent of water.

Named after the Norse god Thor, Thorsmork (rsmrk) richly deserves its reputation as the Valley of the gods. Soon the road ends and the highland tracks begin, the Super Jeeps make easy work of fording flowing rivers that would be impossible in a normal vehicle.

Next you will stop at the base of Gigjokull (Ggjkull) glacier before taking a hike along trails and into river canyons in this idyllic park setting. Youll be able to take time to explore the magnificent canyon of Stakkholtsgja (Stakkholtsgj).

Thorsmork (rsmrk) is the place where you can best appreciate the incredible mix of glaciers, rocks and wooded areas (woods are a bit of a rarity in Iceland!) Finally after an Invigorating day, you will head back to the big city.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Visit to Saga Centre

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Comfortable outdoor walking shoes recommended

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Apr-2016

    great scenaries!! The off road driving was amazing!!