A Day Trip to Thorsmork


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Thorsmork is a wild, mountainous area in southern Iceland that is inaccessible to normal road vehicles.  Many people hike to the area, and spend several days appreciating the beauty and wilderness.

Mountains at Thorsmork, Iceland

Mountains at Thorsmork

If you don’t have the time or ability to do this, you can join a day trip from Reykjavik.  The tours use off-road jeeps or buses to navigate and cross glacial rivers, making getting there a big adventure in itself.   After leaving the main ring road, the journey is on extremely rough tracks, and crossing the rivers can be exciting but quite scary.   Of course this is what makes the trip so memorable!

The mountains around Thorsmork are extremely beautiful, many with icecaps.  The infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010 resulted in new lava flows into the area.

Many trips allow several hours free, so that you can explore some of the great footpaths in the area.  There are paths to suit any ability, and the scenery all around is magnificent.

Glacial River, Thorsmork, Iceland

Glacial river, Thorsmork

Glacier above Thorsmork, Iceland

Glacier above Thorsmork

Here are a few companies running day trips to Thorsmork.  Click on the links to see details of their tours:

You can also check out Viator’s site, where you can arrange a vast number of tours throughout Iceland.



Whichever tour you choose, take good footwear, warm clothes, drinks and snacks.  Food is also available at the LavaGrill Restaurant and Bar.

Glaciers and icebergs at Thorsmork, Iceland

Glacier and Icebergs in lagoon near Thorsmork

You will have a great day in fantastic surroundings.
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