Cross rivers in a private 4×4 vehicle into one of Iceland’s most epic places, The Valley of Thor. Situated underneath two massive glaciers and an active volcano, Thórsmörk will showcase these dramatic features with a hike up to Valahnúkur, one of the most breathtaking viewpoints in the country. Lunch will be enjoyed at Langidalur Hut at the foot of the mountain to feel the true vibes of the Icelandic summer. Stops will also be made into the valley’s deep canyons and hidden caves, a secret waterfall, and the edge of the massive Gígjökull glacier.
Throughout this tour, your guide will also be your photographer. Meaning that they will take photos of you during all of these experiences. After the tour is over, we will edit and send them to you for you to keep as a memory of your epic adventure!
Depart from Reykjavik at 8:00am. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and start your adventure towards the south coast. The drive from Reykjavik to 4×4 track that leads into Thórsmork will take roughly 2 hours.
Ride along in one of our super jeep 4x4s off-road and across rivers into Thórsmörk, a hidden valley surrounded by glaciers, mountains, and rivers
We will start the day off by visiting the retreating Gígjökull glacier at the base of Iceland’s volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. There, you will learn about the devastating effects that the 2010 eruption of this volcano had on the glacier and how it has changed over the decade.
As we make our way further into Thorsmork Valley, we will explore Stakkholtsgjá Canyon, a stunning gorge with towering green cliffs and a sparkling river running through it. Like something out of Jurassic Park, this place is guaranteed to make you feel small.
Hike to the Stakkholsgiá Cave
Hiking for about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) into Stakkholtsgjá Canyon, we will reach a massive crack in the mountain which leads into a cave with a waterfall. This location is a true hidden gem within the valley and a perfect place for some great photos amongst the green canyon walls.
The trail is flat and very easy, however, may have you crossing some small streams in order to reach the cave. It’s best to have water-resistant hiking boots as well as a rain jacket for the spray of the waterfall inside of the cave.
Lunch at Langidalur Hut
After our canyon hike, we will have a picnic lunch at Langidalur Hut campground, a cozy mountain hut located within the lush greenery of the valley. With a view of the mountains and rivers, you will enjoy an assortment of sandwiches, Icelandic yogurt, fresh fruit, salads, and beverages.
Once again, we have saved the best for last. We will finish our day departing from the campground on a 2-hour roundtrip hike up Valahnukur peak for one of the best views in all of Iceland. At the top, you will have a panoramic view of the surrounding glaciers, mountains, and valleys which makes for one of the best photo spots in Iceland.
We conclude this epic two-day adventure as we drive back to Reykjavik where you will get dropped off at your accommodation.
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WHAT IS INCLUDED
Certified Driver Guide
and Professional Photographer
Pickup and Return
30 Shot Photo Package included (Per Person)
The package includes personalized photographs from these locations:
Photos will share with Google Dirve
All photos will be edited and sent to you within 14 days via Google Drive.
WHAT TO BRING
Water Bottle (Recommended)
You will have many spots to fill it up with glacier water.
Proper Seasonal Clothing
Warm layers for freezing or wet conditions. Warm hat and gloves.
Waterproof Jacket & Pants
Rentals are available under extras.
Water resistant is preferred. Rentals are available under extras.
Hiking Poles (Recommended
Select Extras at Checkout
3,000 ISK per pair
Red or Yellow Rain Jacket
Great for photos
Hiking Poles2,000 ISK
5 Additional Photos
For those wanting a bigger package
GOOD TO KNOW
– The hike into Stakkholtsgjá Canyon is rated as easy with no elevation gain and the hike up Valahnukur is rated as moderate with an elevation gain of 200 meters.
– Pickup and Drop off are available from the greater Reykjavik Area, Selfoss, Hella, and Hvolsvoldur.
– The length of each day and order that you visit these attractions can vary depending on weather and road conditions.
– Photo packages may sometimes take more or less than 14 days to edit. This is just our average turnaround time.
– Our Cancellation Policy can be found here.