Multi Trip: 2 Day Super Jeep Expedition to the Valley of Thor in South Iceland, Overnight in a Remote Mountain Hut, Lava Caving & Glacier Hiking on Sólheimajökull Glacier
Trip difficulty 3 out of 5 possible. Rated: Challenging
Get ready for two days of exploring the Icelandic outdoors, discovering dramatic landscapes and wild, untouched nature in one the unique Icelandic monster-jeeps.
Your expert super-jeep driver guides will pick you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and before the tour starts we will have a short briefing on the adventures that lie ahead. We then load up our luggage and board the specially modified 4x4 off-road vehicle that is ready for us outside.
Our first stop is the lava caves in the Blue Mountains, just outside Reykjavík. There we will walk and crawl through the ancient lava field and learn about the way Iceland was formed and it continues to take shape before our very eyes. We then power onwards down from the mountains to the south shore before we take a turn to the north in the legendary valley of the Thundergod, Þórsmörk! The trail is one of Iceland most famous off road tracks and we will drive over several rivers, and even cross a glacier lagoon at the Gígjökull outlet glacier. We will have packed lunch outside at the Seljalandsfoss, the 60 meter high waterfall that you can walk behind and see from the inside – out! Just 15 minutes from our chalet we will stop at the Stakkholtsgjá Canyon and go for an unforgettable hike into the narrow, spectacular river bed. We will then relax and enjoy an Icelandic lamb BBQ dinner in the quite, highland setting of Þórsmörk valley. Þórsmörk is framed in by high mountains and three glaciers, the Mýrdalsjökull, Eyjafjallajökull and Tindfjallajökull glaciers, all tower above the valley and guard it. This is guaranteed to be one of the most impressive places you will ever visit. Our night is spent in a cozy sleeping bag accommodation in the Básar Chalets.
Our second day of adventures starts with a drive out from Þórsmörk and down to the highway, the first stop is Skógar Waterfall followed by an adventurous off road trip on the black sand beach endlessly pounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and formed by the Sólheimajökull outlet glacier over the millennia’s. From the beaches we will drive up along the Jökulsá Glacier River to the before mentioned Sólheimajökull glacier. There we will strap on crampons (spikes for the soles of our shoes) and go for a glacier walk on the blue ice, your guide will tell you all about the Icelandic glaciers and the changes they suffer these days. Your guide will also teach you the basic ice climbing skills and if you are brave enough you can try your luck with ice climbing up a glacier wall.
On our way home to Reykjavík we will have an optional stop in the small town of Eyrarbakki and dine at one of the local sea food restaurants, a great way to sample the local cuisine and chat about Iceland in general.
We should be back in Reykjavík in the late evening.
Everyday, all year round for a minimum of 2 persons.
SPECIAL OFFER on Thursday departures. See price below.
Please note: for Christmas and New Years we have different availability for the 24th-26th of December and 31st of December - 1st of January. Please contact our office for further information or click here for our holiday schedule.
You can add one of our great value multi adventure tours to your super jeep tour for an unbeatable Iceland vacation. Click the links for more information about our multi day adventures.
Driver Guided Price: 119.990 ISK per person.
SPECIAL OFFER* on Thursday departures = 104.990 ISK per person.
Add 1.000 ISK to rent hiking shoes.
Self Drive Price**: 149.990 ISK per person.
SPECIAL OFFER* on Thursday departures = 134.990 ISK per person.
*To get the Thursday special offer attach the coupon "SUPERJEEP2DAY" when you go to checkout.
**NOTE: Drivers have to be over 25 years old and hold a valid drivers license. All our super jeeps are with manual transmission.
All year (depending on weather and snow conditions). Guaranteed departures:
Everyday at 8:00 from Reykajvík. Minimum:
2 persons. Maximum 40 persons. Duration of trip:
2 days. Included:
Pick-up from Reykjavík, two day driver guided super jeep safari, lava caving in Leiðarendi cave, glacier hiking and an introduction to ice climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier, one night in a mountain hut, sleeping bag, all meals (except breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 2) and a visit to the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Sólheimasandur lava beach and the small fishing village Eyrarbakki. Bring with you:
Very very warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, warm gloves, warm socks, warm sweater, warm undergarments and good hiking shoes. (Note: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented if you let us know in advance). Click here to see a full equipment list. Age limit:
12 years, 14 years or shoe size 35 EUR (for crampons) for glacier hiking. Please note:
Allow for an extra day in Iceland after this trip in the wintertime, i.e. never book a flight the morning after a winter expedition, sometimes conditions and weather can make us late getting into town!
We can book accommodation at the Reykjavik Backpackers for your nights in Reykjavík before and after the trip. Do you have any questions?
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Disclaimer: All winter and off-road trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.