4-Day Thorsmork Guided Hikes in Huts Multi-day tour
Our partner: Icelandic Mountain Guides
Our partner: Icelandic Mountain Guides
Get into the journey of a lifetime on this amazing hiking experience in the glacier valley of Þórsmörk and up to the Fimmvörðuháls pass. Þórsmörk is the last part of the famous Laugavegur trail, considered by many, the most beautiful part.
It is named after the Norse god Thor, situated between three glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull.
To get there you need to cross several unbridged rivers, only reachable by large 4x4 vehicles.
Þórsmörk is regarded as “the hikers paradise” among Icelanders: breath-taking scenery, vast landscapes, and numerous trails to follow, you will immerse yourself into the purest Icelandic nature has on offer.
In this relatively small area, you will be able to cross rivers, hike mountains, walk by lava fields, contemplate the uniqueness of a glacier, and get amazing views of this unique area.
All of this while having fun in a safe way with our top-of-notch guides, which will show you the amazing hidden gems these valleys treasure, such as the canyons, craters, and caves that only experienced locals know about.
We top off this amazing adventure with a celebratory BBQ on the last night in our Hut!
All three nights are spent in the same hut.
Experienced and qualified guide
Mountain hut sleeping bag accommodation in dormitories
Transport at the beginning and end of the trek
Breakfast (3), lunch (4), dinner (3)
We start our journey by boarding the highland bus from BSI bus terminal which will drive us all the way to the beautiful glacier valley of Þórsmörk. On the route we will pass by the picturesque villages of Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur. We’ll get off the bus at Langidalur hut, where we will lodge for the next 3 nights. After lunch, our first hike will be crossing the hiking bridge over the Krossá river, visit Tröllakirkja (church of trolls) a unique rock formation with a small cave underneath and hike either into the beautiful Hvannárgil valley or up to Mt. Réttarfell. Return to our hut in time to prepare dinner.
Hike 5-8 km, active walking time: 3-4 hrs. ascent and descent 400 m
We climb up the hills leading to the pass of Fimmvörðuháls, walking along the Kattarhryggir ridges with views over the impressive mountain of Útigönguhöfði up to Morinsheiði heath. At the end of the Morinsheiði plateau we will enjoy the view of the lava stream that flowed down from the Fimmvörðuháls volcano in March and early April 2010. As we gain height above Morinsheiði, we will reach the lava field and the two craters Magni and Móði that erupted prior to the main Eyjafjallajökull crater. We head back to Þórsmörk with the magnificent view over the glaciers and this beautiful valley for our dinner and night in Langidalur Hut.
Hike 18 km, active walking time: 7 hrs., ascent 1000m, descent 1000
Today we will hike a scenic trail with an extraordinary view over Goðaland, The glaciers and the inner part of Þórsmörk. We will proceed into the Slyppugil valley and towards Tindfjallagil where we will find a unique rock formation with a small cave underneath, called Tröllakirkja (the church of the trolls). We will have the chance of climbing Mt Rjúpnafell and heading down afterwards following the banks of Krossá river which will bring us back to our hut for a delicious barbeque feast!
Hike 14 - 16 km, active walking time: 4 hrs. or 7 hrs. ascent 450m, descent 450m
We spend the morning in Þórsmörk and climb up the small mountain of Valahnúkur and enjoy its breath-taking views over the surrounding landscape. From there we descent to the cave Sönghellir (Song cave) and to Húsadalur. We then head back to Langidalur from where we will board the afternoon bus to Reykjavík. Arrival at Reykjavik BSI bus terminal at 19:20.
Hike 5-6 km active walking 3 hrs. Ascent and descent 200