Driver Guided Super Jeep Tour to Þórsmörk Valley & Hiking Tour in the Foothills of Eyjafjallajökull & Fimmvörðuháls Volcanoes.Trip difficulty
: 4 out of 5 possible. Rated: Demanding
Þórsmörk valley, with its rugged nature, cornered in by glaciers and their mighty glacial rivers, criss crossed by towering canyons and the steep foothills of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier is sight not soon forgotten. Mention Þórsmörk to an Icelander and they think adventure
, its that simple. To reach this secluded highland valley we will need a modified 4x4 vehicle, a genuine Icelandic super jeep
and an experienced driver guide. On the way to Þórsmörk we will visit the picturesque waterfall Seljalandsfoss and pass the Gígjökull glacier lagoon where we will see first hand the results of the destructive power of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption. There in 2010 a massive flood of melt water and small ice burghs from the volcanic crater ripped the glacier to shreds and flooded the area completely. Continuing onwards our destination is the Básar cabin where we will start our 6-8 hour hike
up and down the Fimmvörðuháls volcanoes. The ascend is between 700-800 meters. The beautiful hike is approximately 14 km in total. This is the site of the first of two volcanic eruptions in 2010. During the hike you will not only be able to touch the new lava, see the brand new craters, mountains and the now cooling lava falls but also enjoy vast sweeping views of one of the most beautiful highland nature in all of Iceland.
Many tours claim to be once in a lifetime, but if wild places, stunning (and challenging) hikes and volcanoes stir your imagination, then this is certain to be an adventure tour to be remembered.
Our super jeeps seat 5 - 12 persons so our tours are always a small group experience!
Disclaimer: All hiking 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 inherent risk.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the 15th of May to the 15th of September
Transfer from and to Reykjavík city and expert super jeep driver guide and hiking guide.
What to bring with you
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, head wear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended (note: hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants can be rented online).
Duration of trip
Maximum number of participants
12 persons per guide
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