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Thórsmörk

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

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Iceland: Landmannalaugar Day Hike

Iceland: Landmannalaugar Day Hike

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

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.

Þórsmörk by Super Jeep

Þórsmörk by Super Jeep

Þórsmörk is an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, situated in the heart of South Iceland nestled among the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull.  This tour is one of the most popular ones, with so many spectacular hiking options and adventurous rides over various un-bridged glacial rivers. This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk while experiencing an adventurous 4x4 Super Jeep drive! On your hike take in the astonishing view over Þórsmörk, Mýrdalsjökull glacier and the highlands. You will also hike up to Gígjökull glacier where you can observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and breathe in the purifying glacial air. Þórsmörk is a spectacular place to visit, it has it's own kind of feel to it. It is Icelandic nature to the core. 

From Reykjavik: South Coast and Glacier Hiking Tour

From Reykjavik: South Coast and Glacier Hiking Tour

A glacier walk is a great way to experience Icelandic nature and a tour to Sólheimajökull glacier tongue is an ideal way to spend the day. On the 2-hour drive from Reykjavík, you will pass right under the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcano that caused so much trouble in the spring of 2010. Just east of the volcano lies Sólheimajökull, an outlet glacier from Mýrdalsjökull, Iceland’s fourth-largest glacier. As you explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, ridges, and deep crevasses, you will learn more and more about these disappearing giants. Experienced mountain guides will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment for this tour. Please note that ice climbing is not included. On the way back to Reykjavík after the exhilarating glacier hike, you will stop at the two beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. Seljalandsfoss is part of the Seljandsá river, which has its origins in Eyjafjallajökull glacier. What makes this waterfall so famous and interesting is that you can walk behind it. It is recommended that you bring either a raincoat or a waterproof coat along if you want to walk behind it. Skógafoss, another famous Icelandic waterfall, is the starting point of the Fimmvörðuháls walk over to Þórsmörk. The waterfall was also used in the films Thor: The Dark World and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Landmarks from Above: Helicopter tour with Geothermal Bath

Landmarks from Above: Helicopter tour with Geothermal Bath

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with a helicopter tour of Iceland's iconic landmarks. The tour begins with a visit to Þingvellir National Park, an important historical site and a Unesco World Heritage Site. The park is home to Iceland's first democratic parliament, the Althingi, established in the year 930 AD. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the site's geological marvels, including the Silfra rift and the Almannagjá fissure. The tour continues with a visit to the Geysir Geothermal Area, where visitors can witness the power of the earth's geothermal energy with the eruptions of the Great Geysir, boiling water up to 70 meters in the air. Marvel at the rainbow-colored pools of water in the midst of the geothermal landscape. The landing is dependent on weather conditions, but even the aerial views are a magnificent sight. The helicopter tour then takes visitors to the Landmannalaugar Geothermal Area, a colorful area located in the Highlands of Iceland, with rhyolite mountains and soothing geothermal pools. Although landing is weather-dependent, the area's natural beauty is undeniable, featuring vibrant and contrasting colors including reds, greens and yellows. Hiking enthusiasts can explore the natural beauty by hiking through Laugavegur trail that is home to unique landscape and picturesque views. Next, visitors to the tour are transported to Þórsmörk, a nature reserve nestled amidst mountains, glaciers, and rivers. The heavily forested area is home to various wildlife, including rabbits, foxes, reindeers and bird species. Visitors get an incredible view of the valley and its lush vegetation from the helicopter. The Þórsmörk valley offers an escape to the beauty of Iceland's wilderness and awe-inspiring landscapes. The helicopter then takes visitors to the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Volcano, the iconic landmark known for its beauty and eruption in 2010. While weather-dependent, landing at the site is an opportunity to witness Iceland's geological wonders, surrounded by glaciers and ice caps, and to learn more about Iceland's volcanic history. The helicopter tour ends with a visit to Gullfoss Waterfall cascading down in two stages into a deep canyon, a breathtaking view enjoyable from the air. The tour concludes at the Háifoss Waterfall, dropping down 122 meters into a gorge, a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts. Experience our extraordinary helicopter tour, now enhanced with the unforgettable addition of a secluded geothermal bath. As part of this unparalleled adventure, you'll not only witness breathtaking landscapes from the skies but also have the unique opportunity to descend into the heart of nature's own thermal oasis. This added feature allows you to immerse yourself in the therapeutic and soothing waters of a remote geothermal bath, creating an unforgettable journey that combines the thrill of flight with the serenity of a secluded spa experience.

Þórsmörk ( Thorsmork valley ) private Super Jeep

Þórsmörk ( Thorsmork valley ) private Super Jeep

The destination of the day is Þórsmörk – English spelling Thorsmork, the “Woods of Thor the Thundergod”. It's where the Icelanders traditionally go themselves to get away from it all. Guarding Þórsmörk nature reserve from unwanted traffic are several streams and glacial rivers cutting the rough track. Crossing requires caution. And specially modified vehicles of course. The first highlight of the day is the powerfully beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a good 60 meters of constant rush. Conditions permitting, how about a walk around it – yes, you can go behind Seljalandsfoss. Soon after the road starts disintegrating and nature takes over your senses. Bordering Þórsmörk nature reserve to the south is the famously ash-spewing volcano Eyjafjallajökull, topped by glacial ice and snow. Amongst numerous places of interest on our route is the Gígjökull glacier lagoon which is actually off the maps now. In 2010 it disappeared under volcanic rubble in a catastrophic flood of glacial melt and debris, caused by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Where we go in the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve depends from day to day on weather and other conditions, but canyons, woodlands and caves are ideal settings for short walks.

Hvolsvöllur: Private Thorsmork Guided Day Hike by Super Jeep

Hvolsvöllur: Private Thorsmork Guided Day Hike by Super Jeep

Þórsmörk valley is an incredibly beautiful mountain ridge in the heart of South Iceland, located between three glaciers; Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull.  To reach this secluded valley your guide operates a fully equipped 4x4 Super Jeep to get you through the rough highland roads and across various gushing glacial rivers. Hiking and exploring the Valley of Thor is an adventure you will never forget! Þórsmörk is a spectacular place to visit, it has it's own kind of feel to it. It is Icelandic nature to the core!

From REYKJAVIK: 4x4 Private Volcanic Way to Þórsmörk Valley

From REYKJAVIK: 4x4 Private Volcanic Way to Þórsmörk Valley

Discover the stunning Þórsmörk Valley on a 4x4 adventure tour from Reykjavik. Travel in a classic Land Rover Defender and see the best hidden and hard-to-reach places in the valley. Enjoy a river crossing, 4x4 trail driving, and beautiful hiking trails. Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation or meet you at the Volcano Trails HQ. Hop into a classic Land Rover Defender, specially equipped for overland expeditions, and set off on your adventure. Þórsmörk valley was named after the Norse god Thor. It‘s situated in the south of Iceland, between the glaciers Tindafjallajokull, Myrdalsjokull, and Eyjafjallajokull, the peak that notoriously erupted in 2010 and caused widespread disruption to air traffic in Europe. Þórsmörk is one of the most popular hiking areas in Iceland. It has been protected since 1921, in the care of the Forestry Service. Weather in Þórsmörk is often warmer than nearby, since it is protected by the three glaciers surrounding it. In the protected valley there is green vegetation of moss, fern, and birch wood. In spite of being warmer, Þórsmörk is also wetter than the rest of the country. This, however, only brightens the vegetation, giving the area a lush, emerald hue.

From Rvk: Private Day-Tour to Thorsmork with Mountain Hike

From Rvk: Private Day-Tour to Thorsmork 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.

Hvolsvöllur: Hekla and Maelifell Private Guided Tour

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. 

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Despite the bad weather, Landmannalaugar was definitely a highlight of the Iceland holiday. The landscape is unique and breathtaking. The booked hike lasted 4 hours and was moderate and provided with lots of information. Our guides were very cool and friendly and had the necessary feeling for the heterogeneity of the group. A visit should be part of the Iceland program if possible. The roads could also have been driven on with a 4x4, but the hike and the experience in this form was definitely more than you could manage on your own, and you also didn't have to worry about your own vehicle.

This was a fantastic experience. Our guides Mitzi and Nico were great, really kept us confident and helped us along the way as needed. We were relatively new to hiking and this was definitely challenging due to the snow and gravel surfaces and the inclines, but the view at the end was fantastic!

The magnificent landscapes that stretch out before our eyes taking the 3 hour hike yes the 1 hour swim, truly magical. The guide was so kind and attentive, very appreciable.

The trip was fantastic. Ritchie was a phenomenal tour guide, extremely knowledgeable and with a lot of humor. The driver was also great.

I liked the nature and the view. The guide was siper nice and helpful. He helped me to go through my fear so easily.