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Thorsmork: The Hikers Paradise

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Join this 4-day tour and discover Þórsmörk, the final leg of the famed Laugavegur trail, renowned as its most scenic part, is nestled amidst three glaciers and accessible only by large 4x4 vehicles due to unbridged rivers. Embraced as "the hiker's paradise" by Icelanders, it offers breathtaking vistas, diverse landscapes, and an array of trails for exploration, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in Iceland's pristine natural beauty. Under the guidance of the expert team, you can safely uncover hidden treasures such as canyons, craters, and caves, culminating in a celebratory BBQ at your Hut on the last night of this unforgettable adventure.
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  • Explore the unique rock formation of Álfakirkja (church of elves) with a small cave
  • Discover the lava field and craters Magni and Móði from the Fimmvörðuháls volcano.
  • Experience the extraordinary view over Goðaland, glaciers, and Tindfjallagil rock formation
  • Enjoy beautiful landscapes and cross the Krossá river on foot bridges
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.

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Day 1: Reykjavík | Þórsmörk | Langidalur

Start your journey by boarding the highland bus from the BSI bus terminal, which will drive you to the beautiful glacier valley of Þórsmörk. Pass the picturesque villages of Selfoss, Hella, and Hvolsvöllur on the route. Then, get off the bus at Básar hut, where you lodge for the next three nights. After lunch, your first hike will be to visit Álfakirkja (church of elves), a unique rock formation with a small cave underneath, and hike either into the beautiful Hvannárgil valley or Mt.  Réttarfell. Return to your hut in time to prepare dinner.

Hike 5-8 km (3-5 mi)
Active walking time: 3-4 hrs.
Ascent and descent 400 m (1312')

Day 2: Fimmvörðuháls | Þórsmörk

Ascend the hills towards Fimmvörðuháls Pass, walking along Kattarhryggir ridges. Admire Útigönguhöfði mountain and Morinsheiði heath. See the lava stream from Fimmvörðuháls volcano and reach Magni and Móði craters. Return to Þórsmörk for dinner and another night in your hut, enjoying the glacier views.

Hike 18 km (11 mi)
Active walking time: 7 hrs.
Ascent/descent 1000 m (3280')

Day 3: Þórsmörk Tindfjöll Circle

Today, hike a scenic trail with an extraordinary view over Goðaland, the glaciers, and the inner part of Þórsmörk. You start the hike by crossing the Krossá River on footbridges. Then, proceed into the Slyppugil Valley and towards Tindfjallagil, where you can find a unique rock formation with a small cave underneath called Tröllakirkja (church of trolls). Heading down, follow the banks of the Krossá River until you find the bridge, and return to your hut for a delicious barbeque feast!

Hike 16-18 km (10-11 mi)
Active walking time: 4-7 hrs.
Ascent/descent 450 m (1470')

Day 4: Valahnúkur | Reykjavík

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
In the morning, explore Þórsmörk and climb up Valahnúkur mountain for stunning views. Descend to Sönghellir (Song cave) and Húsadalur before returning to Langidalur. Catch the afternoon bus to Reykjavík, arriving at Reykjavik BSI bus terminal by 19:20.

Hike 5-10 km (3-6 mi)
Active walking time 3 hrs.
Ascent/descent 200 m (650')


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  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • 4 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Professional and qualified English-speaking guide
  • Public transport from Reykjavík to Þórsmörk and from Þórsmörk to Reykjavík
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Sleeping Bag: ISK 8000 per person
  • Hiking Pole: ISK 3500 per person
  • Accommodation in Reykjavík on request
  • Dietary Supplement (Vegan/vegetarian meal plan): ISK 9000 per person


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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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