From Reykjavík, Selfoss, Hella, or Hvolsvoldur
8:00 AM from Reykjavik
65,000 ISK per person
($480 / €425 / £380)
2 Person Minimum Booking Required
Embark on a thrilling day tour of Thórsmörk in Iceland, as you travel in a 4×4 super jeep, crossing rivers and rugged terrain to reach some of the region’s most beautiful and hidden natural attractions. Your guide, who also doubles as your personal photographer, will capture stunning images of your experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the moment. Witness the majesty of the Gígjökull Glacier, and hike into the green walls of Stakkholtsgjá Canyon to a hidden waterfall. Enjoy lunch at the cozy Langidalur hut, before continuing on to Valahnukur, Iceland’s most epic viewpoint, for a breathtaking panoramic view.
At the end of your tour, you will receive an edited photo package, ensuring your memories of this unforgettable day will last a lifetime.
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 eat lunch at the best spot in Iceland.
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. This hike is rated as moderately challenging and can be steep in parts. With that being said, the trail is very well maintained with some benches along the way to rest at and enjoy the view. 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 adventure with a relaxing drive back to Reykjavik where you will part ways with your guide and get dropped off back at your accommodation.
With memories to last a lifetime and stunning photographs to cherish, we guarantee that this will be a highlight of your trip in Iceland!
Certified Driver Guide and Professional Photographer
Pickup and Return from accommodation
Small Groups: 6 Maximum
10 Shot Photo Package included (Per Person)
The package includes personalized photographs from these locations:
*All photos will be edited and sent to you within 14 days via Google Drive.
Select Extras at Checkout
3,000 ISK per pair
Red or Yellow Rain Jacket
Great for photos
3,000 ISK per jacket
what to bring
✓ Water Bottle (Recommended)– you will have many spots to fill it up with glacier water.
✓ Lunch– A Stop will be made at a gas station before entering the valley for you to purchase food if needed.
✓ Proper Seasonal Clothing– warm layers for freezing or wet conditions. Warm hat and gloves.
✓ Waterproof Jacket– Rentals are available under extras.
✓ Waterproof Pants– Rentals are available under extras.
✓ Hiking Boots– Water resistant is preferred. Rentals are available under extras.
✓ Hiking Poles (Recommended)- These are very useful if you don’t do a lot of hiking or need extra support.
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.
– Lunch and Dinner are not included in the price of this tour. You will need to bring your own food for the Thórsmörk Picnic.
– 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.