Add dates

Thórsmörk

Unforgettable panoramic views are just a hike away at this legendary Icelandic mountain ridge.

Thórsmörk: Our most recommended tours and activities

Iceland: Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Hiking Experience

1. Iceland: Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano Hiking Experience

Enjoy a day tour to the Southern Highland of Fjallabak to explore the wonders of Iceland's Landmannalaugar and Hekla Volcano area. Dive into a bubbling wonderland with caramel colored peaks, soothing hot springs, rambling lava flows and clear blue lakes.  Landmannalaugar, together with Hekla, an active volcano in its neighborhood, is one of Iceland's most unique destinations and a must for all who love to explore the beauty of nature. Discover one of the most active geothermal areas flanked by rhyolite mountains and steaming hot springs. Start the day with lunch and set off on a 4-hour hike through the sprawling lava fields of Laugahraun, Vondugil Canyon and up to the summit of the colorful mountain of Brennisteinsalda with its steaming vents and Sulphur deposits. Descend through the Grænagil canyon, carved as a result of geodynamic activity of mountains, volcanoes and glacial rivers. If time and weather conditions allow, climb Bláhnúkur, a circa 60,000-year-old volcano with panoramic views of the Landmannalaugar Valley.  Have a bath in a natural hot pool, where both hot and cold water flow out from beneath Laugahraun, mixing together and forming the perfect bathing conditions. Remember to take your swimwear and a towel with you.

From Reykjavik: South Coast & Sky Lagoon Admission Day Tour

2. From Reykjavik: South Coast & Sky Lagoon Admission Day Tour

Leave the city of Reykjavik behind to step into a world of wonder on a day trip to the South Coast and the Sky Lagoon. Walk up a winding path leading behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and view the mighty Sólheimajökull glacier. Watch the waves on Reynisfjara beach and wind down at the Sky Lagoon. Make your way to the bus stop in the morning and head out towards the South Coast. Admire breathtaking scenery passing by your window on the drive and get ready to be blown away by what's to come. Arrive at the Seljalandsfoss waterfall and feel the power of its roaring waters. This unique waterfall has a walking path that leads all the way up and behind the flowing tide. Climb up and take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pose for a photo or see if you can find the hidden Gljúfrabúi waterfall. Continue on to the magnificent Sólheimajökull glacier and learn about the importance of these geological behemoths. Walk towards the ice wall and wonder at the lagoon formed at its base and fed by the meltwater. Take a break for lunch in the picturesque coastal town of Vik and explore the charming streets. Look out onto the imposing basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar where the sea disappears over the horizon. Cross the short distance from Vik to the renowned Reynisfjara black sand beach. Listen carefully to the directions and warnings of your guide as this wild and windy beach is utterly beautiful but also dangerous. Experience surreal views of the beach from a safe distance and look out for the waves. Tick-off another monumental sight of the South Coast at the Skógafoss waterfall. Hear the deafening roar of the 60-meter falls from below or climb up 370 steps to the top for idyllic views of your surroundings. Head back towards Reykjavik and make your final stop of the day at the trendy thermal spa Sky Lagoon. Immerse yourself in the 7-step ritual program and renew your body, mind, and soul after a tiring day of sightseeing with the warm waters of the infinity pool.

From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

3. From Reykjavik: Landmannalaugar Hiking and Hot Springs

Journey through the beautiful countryside of Southern Iceland and into the highlands through Þjórsárdalur valley and visit Hjálparfoss waterfall. Depart from Reykjavik and head to the Landmannalaugar geothermal area often referred to as “The Pearl of the Central Highlands.” Landmannalaugar’s colorful mountains are formed by centuries of volcanic activity in the area and the picturesque natural landscape in this raw climate is simply breathtaking. Enjoy a relaxing bath in a natural warm pool which was created by the combination of the area's hot and cold springs, or take a leisurely hike in the surrounding rhyolite mountain paths. Your tour continues west and past Iceland’s most infamous and active volcano, Hekla, which was believed to be the gateway to hell during the Middle Ages. After exploring Iceland's unique volcanic landscapes, return to Reykjavík over Hellisheiði Mountain heath.

From Reykjavik: Super Jeep Tour of Thórsmörk Valley

4. From Reykjavik: Super Jeep Tour of Thórsmörk Valley

Explore the natural wonders of Iceland's Diamond Circle on a tour in a Super Jeep, including the Seljalandsfoss and Gljufrabui waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull volcano, and Thórsmörk mountain ridge with its dramatic views over the Markarfljót riverbed. Enjoy pickup from Reykjavik in the Jeep before heading to the first destination, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Walk behind the water curtain to admire the cascade from every angle. Next, visit the Gljufrabui waterfall which is concealed by a cliff rock, making it a literal hidden gem of the south coast. You’ll then drive to the Gígjökull glacier, where you’ll witness the power of the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Ride through rough terrain and cross unbridged glacier rivers in the specially-designed Jeep, with impressive views of Iceland’s spectacular landscape from Valahnúkur mountain. Finally, arrive at Thórsmörk mountain ridge, a green oasis located between the three glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull. It offers dramatic views of rich greenery contrasting with the black sand desert of the Markarfljót riverbed.

Thorsmork Valley Private tour

5. Thorsmork Valley Private tour

Be picked up by your guide from the comfort of your hotel in Reykjavík and be transported to the stunning Thorsmork valley on this private tour. Take in the sights at a place that has a special meaning to the locals. Let your guide reveal this amazing place that is hidden behind the powerful Eyjafjallajökull volcano and glacier. Follow your experienced guide, as this area has dangerous rivers that need to be approached with respect. Cross these rivers safely in a modified vehicle to reach lava landscapes, rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, ancient glaciers, and an impressive amount of vegetation. Visit the end of the Laugavegur hike, the most popular highland hike in Iceland. Hike to some of the secret locations hidden in the valley and reach views that are truly stunning. Snap photos of this facinating scenery to share with your friends and family.

Reykjavik: Private Thórsmörk and Seljalandsfoss Day Trip

6. Reykjavik: Private Thórsmörk and Seljalandsfoss Day Trip

Discover the best of Iceland's natural beauty on this day trip from Reykjavik. Visit iconic locations such as Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Thorsmork mountain ridge. Get picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik in a modern 4x4 and drive over glacial rivers to reach your first stop of the day, Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Don't miss the chance to walk behind the waterfall and enjoy unique views of the falling water and surrounding area. Next, continue your adventure through the Thorsmork valley. Stop at Gígjökull and enjoy a stroll to the edge of the glacier then walk down through a volcanic crater. Cross through the deep glacier lakes and enjoy panoramic views of the ridge before heading back to Reykjavik in the evening.

From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

7. From Reykjavík: Day-Trip to Thórsmörk with Mountain Hike

Experience the natural wonders of the Thórsmörk nature reserve on this tour from Reykjavík. See ice-capped peaks, jagged mountain ridges, and verdant valleys adorned with moss and birch trees. Walk along a rugged mountain path. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Reykjavík. Travel to Thórsmörk, which was named after the Norse god Thor. Cross deep, fast-flowing rivers safely in a modified jeep that is specially designed for the task. Marvel at picturesque highlands that are nestled between the Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull glaciers. Snap pictures of the diverse and magnificent landscapes. Enjoy a 90-minute mountain hike on Valahnúkur. Take in the greenery as you walk and try to spot an Icelandic fox. Marvel at panoramic views of the pristine wilderness below.

From Hvolsvöllur: Thórsmörk Guided Buggy Adventure

8. From Hvolsvöllur: Thórsmörk Guided Buggy Adventure

The tour starts from our base, Brú base by Road 249. After a short briefing where your guide takes you through safety procedures, we dress up in a waterproof snow/whole suit and helmet and hop into our buggy ride. Þórsmörk is an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, situated in the heart of south Iceland nestled among the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull. This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk while experiencing an adventurous buggy ride adventure. We will also visit the Gígjökull glacier where we observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and breathe in the purifying glacial air. Join an amazing highland adventure on this adrenaline-driven tour to Þórsmörk! There is no better way to visit this highland treasure than in a 4×4 buggy. The hidden valley of Thor is truly a natural gem and every Icelander’s favorite place to be. Þórsmörk buggy tour is a unique way to enjoy Icelandic nature and covers some waterfalls and gravel road driving. A stunning natural playground for the next few hours, as your test out your buggy surrounded by amazing scenery that only Iceland can offer.

From Storidalur: 3-Day Laugavegur Trail Guided Hike

9. From Storidalur: 3-Day Laugavegur Trail Guided Hike

The best way to experience nature is by man’s most original way of travel – by foot. Our Laugavegur hiking tour is an all-inclusive 3 days (2 nights) guided tour, through one of Europe’s most exciting and fascinating landscapes. Full board, overnight stay in the mountain huts, an experienced Icelandic trekking guide, along with transportation of luggage – which means you only have to carry what you need for each day. The hike starts at Landmannalaugar, an area of colorful mountains tinted by rhyolite minerals, and it ends in Þórsmörk, a fascinating destination with a series of deep valleys, crisscrossed by numerous fast-flowing rivers and glaciers on three sides.

Hvolsvöllur: Hekla and Maelifell Private Guided Tour

10. Hvolsvöllur: Hekla and Maelifell Private Guided Tour

Our trip begins at Mt. Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcano. It was labeled “The gateway to Hell” after it's 1104 eruption. That reputation grew with its 1341 eruption. People reported seeing birds fly amidst the fire with some believing it to be swarming souls from hell. Even today some say Hekla has preserved its diabolic status, claiming it the spot where witches encounter the devil!  So if you dare, come with us for this thrilling drive up Hekla volcano. We'll search the signs of these gatherings and while doing so get a gorgeous panoramic view over the highlands and the south coast of Iceland. As we're making our way towards Laugavegur, Iceland´s most popular hiking trail, our F road takes us directly on to the hiking trail in parts, leading us up to a few mountain huts, fx. Álftavatn and Emstur. We then stop at the spectacular canyon Markarfljótsgljúfur. It is believed to have been created in a single flash flood bursting from the volcano Katla in Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Driving beside the glacial river Markarfljót with Þórsmörk and Eyjafjallajökull glacier on the east side is extremely beautiful.  We end our Super Jeep tour in Fljótshlíð, a beautiful farmland where the Njáls Saga took place. In Fljótshlíð you truly get a change to experience Iceland's authentic countryside. 

Available activities

  • Adventures
  • Multi-day trips
  • Private tours
  • Day trips
12 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Thórsmörk

Want to discover all there is to do in Thórsmörk? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Thórsmörk

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 532 reviews

This tour was honestly fantastic!! A serious must when visiting Iceland. It is a long day but so worth it. This was our last day in Iceland and it was our favourite. We were worried about seeing everything in daylight as there is only a few hours in the winter but it is organised so well. The waterfalls were amazing, the Glacier wow and the black beach was beautiful. We also got stuck in the snow for an hour and that experience was quite funny- everyone got out of the bus to dig it out and push. Mia was great, she even pointed out the northern lights (which we hadn’t seen all trip) and stopped the bus. Ending the day in the sky garden was out of this world, such a lovely place, beer in hand, warm and with the northern lights above us!!! Just perfect.

This tour is a must, although we had a few problems… bus getting stuck in the snow. It was still amazing! It would’ve been better to get longer in the Sky Lagoon but due to weather the tour overrun and and we didn’t get as long as we would’ve wanted. Karolina the guide was very good and informative. Would highly recommend this tour to others! The black sand beach is amazing.

Tour guide did absolutely everything possible to make sure we saw everything with the terrible snow conditions. It couldn’t have been any better and I couldn’t recommend this company any higher.

A must if you are in Iceland and don't have your own 4x4 vehicle!

Great tour. Highly recommend especially to end it at Sky Lagoon!