Þórsmörk Hiking Tour

  • Availability

    May - October

  • DURATION

    7 - 8 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Challenging

  • Pickup

    Included

  • Minimum Age

    13 Years

  • Price

    ISK 32.000

Tour Highlights:

  • Þórsmörk
  • Eyjafjallajökull Glacier
  • Gígjökull Glacier
  • Diverse Landscape

Included:

  • Professional Guide
  • Transportation to the Þórsmörk Trail

The Þórsmörk Hiking Tour

The Þórsmörk hike is one of the most stunning treks in Iceland and should be on the bucket list for any hiking enthusiast. On this tour, you will hike with a qualified guide on this beautiful, but often challenging trail. Also known as “Thor’s Valley”, Þórsmörk is a site of incredible natural beauty. Surrounded by stunning mountains and glacier ice caps, this hike offers an amazing hiking experience in the Icelandic highlands.

This tour departs from the Hella/Hvolsvöllur area. If you are staying in this area, you can either choose a free pickup or meet your guide and group at the base camp in Hvolsvöllur. If you are staying in Reykjavík, it is possible to book this tour but please note that there is an additional cost.

After meeting up with your group, it’s time to start the adventure! From Hvolsvöllur, you will be driven to the start of the trail. The hike is about 8-10 km and takes about 3-4 hours to hike. Note that the path can be uneven, and you will be going both uphill and downhill during the hike. During the hike, you will be surrounded by beautiful landscape. You’ll stop at selected spots for amazing views. From the trail, you can see the Gígjökull glacier and the Eyjafjallajökull outlet glacier. Once you have completed the hike, you will return by car to Hvolsvöllur.

Please note that you will need to wear suitable clothing and hiking boots on this tour. Please see the FAQ for this tour for further information about equipment.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is pickup and dropoff at accommodations in Reykjavík included in the tour price?

No, pickup and dropoff in Reykjavík is not included in the tour price. You can book transfer to and from the city at the additional cost of 60,000 ISK per tour.

If you are staying in the Hvolsvöllur/Hella area you can choose either the free pickup option or meet your group on location at the base camp.

If meeting at the base camp, please be on location about 20 minutes before the start of your tour. You can enjoy coffee at the base camp.

What is the duration of this tour?

The duration of this tour is about 7-8 hours, of which 3-4 hours are spent hiking.

What should I pack/wear on this tour?

You should wear a sturdy pair of broken-in hiking boots with ankle support on this tour.

It is preferable to dress in layers and wear clothing that will wick away perspiration and keep you dry and comfortable. We recommend that you take a small backpack with you where you can keep extra clothes. As the weather is very unpredictable we advise people to check the weather forecast the evening before.

Here is a list that is good to have in mind when packing for an active vacation in Iceland:

  • Hiking Boots – Preferably of waterproof material (Gore-Tex or alternative)
  • Long sleeve shirt (thermal underwear) – Wool or synthetic
  • Light wool sweater or fleece (2nd layer)
  • Trousers (2nd layer) – Strong and light material that dries quickly. Wind resistant and water repelling preferable.
  • Rain Jacket or an Anorak with hood – Waterproof and breathable material. Gore-Tex or equivalents are preferable.
  • Rain trousers – Waterproof and breathable material
  • Liner Gloves – Wool or synthetic (polypropylene/polyester)
  • Socks – Wool or synthetic. One or two pairs for thermal and blister prevention
  • Hat or beanie – Wool or synthetic

Is lunch include in the tour price?

No, lunch is not included but you can add a packed lunch to your booking for 2,500 ISK per person.

You are also welcome to bring your own packed lunch. We also recommend bringing some light snacks, such as a power/nut bar.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 48 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 48 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

If you choose to meet on location, the meeting point is at the Midgard Adventure Base in Hvolsvöllur. The address is: Dufþaksbraut 14, 860 Hvolsvöllur.

Please be on location 20 minutes before the start of the tour.

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