Behind glaciers and volcanoes

This unforgettable hiking adventure takes in some of Iceland’s most famous (and equally most difficult to pronounce!) natural sights and wonders.
From the beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall (which is possible to walk behind, providing you don’t mind a little bit of spray!), to the incredible glaciers that rise and peak over the south of Iceland’s interior, this amazing day trip will take you right into the heart of Iceland’s geological and natural wonders that have shaped our island nation for thousands, even millions, of years.

The majority of this unforgettable day tour will be in the majestic Þórsmörk valley area, named after Þór (Thor), the Nordic god of thunder. A designated and protected nature reserve, Þórsmörk is surrounded by three of Iceland’s most iconic glaciers: Eyjafjallajökull, famous for the volcanic eruption in 2010 that caused an aviation headache throughout Europe and North America, Tindfjalljökull and Mýrdalsjökull, one of the country’s larger-sized glaciers.

This tour offers a chance to see, hike and experience Iceland’s majestic and awe-inspiring natural wonders up close and very personal. Visitors will be left in no doubt that they have experienced the best there is to see in The Land of Fire and Ice.
ural wonders that have shaped our island nation for thousands, even millions, of years.

Price

33 990 isk per person

Duration

10 hours

Season

Summer

Pick up

7:00 AM

Important Information

  • Skill requirements: suitable for everyone
  • Minimum age: 10 years old
  • Hiking boots can be rented
  • Minimum participants: 2

Included

  • Certified guide
  • Pick up and Ddropp off

Not included

  • Lunch / snack
  • Personal outdoor clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Backpack
  • Main gear

Itinerary

The day begins with a pick up at 08:00 AM from your hotel or accommodation. Please note that due to traffic conditions and other factors it may take 15-25 minutes to pick everyone up so please be patient, we will get to you.


Please be advised to make sure to wear suitable warm and waterproof clothing, ideally including a hat and gloves as well as adequate footwear for walking and hiking. The weather in Iceland is notoriously changeable, and you can experience all four seasons in an hour, so we always advise that you dress for all of them!


After leaving Reykjavík we will head east over the Blue Mountains and along the south coast of Iceland.


The first part of the trip passes one of the country’s many and impressive geothermal power plants that provide Iceland with much of the hot water and green energy that the country requires as well as a drive near to a few of the small and picturesque towns on the way. This will take approximately one and a half hours until we take a small break where you can buy lunch and use the bathroom facilities at a local service station.


Following lunch we will turn off on to the highland road heading towards Þórsmörk. This will truly be an off-road experience, so expect a few bumps and jumps along the way! During the journey through the heartland of Iceland we will cross several rivers that cut through the local area on their way to the coast, and the view from the bus of the local mountains and countryside is truly spectacular.


Once we reach our parking spot we will put on our hiking shoes, grab our backpacks and set off on our trek which takes approximately five hours in total. It is advised to bring bottles of water for hydration as well as other snacks for along the way should visitors feel hungry or sugar-deprived.
With every single step that we hike you’ll be astonished by the sheer beauty that encompasses the Þórsmörk valley area. Make sure to bring a camera with you as this part of Iceland truly is a photographer’s dream, with countless natural sights and wonders to capture.


After our day trek, we will head back to Reykjavík, making a few stops to admire the unique Gígjökull glacier outlet and Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
Estimated time of arrival back in Reykjavík after this escape to the spectacular countryside is approximatelly 21.00pm, and we are sure that you will be in doubt that your day in to the rugged and wild heartland of Iceland will have been a trip that you will never forget.

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