5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)

For those who want adventure - this is the tour for you! Tour over the plateau Hellisheioi and on to visit the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss where you can walk behind the falls. The highlight of the tour is a visit to Thorsmork, or 'Thor's Woods', a beauty spot surrounded by glaciers, mountains and glacial rivers - an unforgettable experience for nature lovers.

Highlights

  • Reykjavik day trip to Thorsmork and the South Coast
  • Drive over the Hellisheioi plateau and through Selfoss, Hella and Hvollsvollur
  • See the Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Explore Thorsmork, a natural reserve shielded by glaciers, mountains and rivers
  • Hotel pickup included

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What You Can Expect

Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

Thorsmork and South Coast Day Trip from Reykjavik

Begin this extraordinary tour by driving over the plateau Hellisheioi, through Selfoss, Hella and Hvollsvollur where you will make a short stop to purchase food and provisions for lunch. Visit the beautiful waterfall Seljalandsfoss, and find you are able to walk behind the falls! Continue over the Steinholtsa River and walk into the narrow gorge of Stakkholtsgja, an unusual and breathtaking canyon.

The main attraction is Thorsmork, also known as 'Thor's Woods', a natural reserve shielded on three sides by glaciers, mountains and glacial rivers. For these reasons, Thor's Woods has often been difficult to reach, limiting access to heavy-duty mountain vehicles. There are a multitude of small gullies and valleys, clad with low birch-trees that create seemingly endless possibilities for the nature lover.

Thorsmork is a narrow valley situated between three glaciers named Myrdals, Eyjafjalla and Tindafjallajokull. Porsmork was a fjord some 12,000 years ago (as your guide will explain) and the outlet glaciers tumble and crawl down into the gullies, some of them ending in spectacular glacial lagoons. The glacial melt-off forms rivers, all have to be crossed on the way into Thorsmork. Some days the crossing is challenging - an innocent stream can change in a matter of hours to a thunderous torrent. Skilled drivers are very experienced in these driving conditions. This trip is truly unforgettable for the nature lover at the heart and ideal as an hiking trip.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Had no problem.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was super fun! The guide was very knowledgable and showed us all the great spots. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent great guide who knows his stuff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We loved this tour! Our guide was wonderful. We had to do quite a bit of hiking through rivers and climbing rocks. It was quite a beautiful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This tour is a great experience. Our guide Anna was very knowledgeable, and made it a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

This trip is outstanding. Our guide was extremely well-informed and helpful and spoke perfect English. The scenery is well "off the beaten track" and exceptionally pretty. The hike in Thorsmork was adventurous and exciting, gave us a real buzz, and was not overrun with lots and lots of tourists which certain other excursions were, so we were a small select group, making it a very personal and friendly experience. This was truly the pinnacle of our week in Iceland!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Although the trip was cold and wet the natural beauty of the places we stopped were well worth it. Our guide was helpful and accommodating. Remember to hang on to your seats bc it's a bumpy ride and be prepared to get your feet wet!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The tour was amazing!The tour guide was very friendly and helpful and I so much enjoyed the rough track leading to Thorsmork!I learned a lot about Iceland's nature,history, volcanoes and the views a must see!I would recommend this tour to everyone who intrested about nature and wish to see more about Iceland's unspoiled beauty.
(Be prepared wear waterproof shoes and warm,waterproof clothes)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

This trip was perfect! Loved all of it! It was beautiful! The tour guide and bus driver were great, and I never felt bored at anytime. IT was an awesome adventure. Thank you!

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