Thorsmork Mountain Cabin Tour

Thorsmork Nature Reserve  is a wide valley named after Thor, the Viking God of Thunder. Surrounded by 3 glaciers, Myrdalsjokull, Eyjafjallajokull and Tindfjallajokull in the southern part of Iceland, it offers a  great picturesque panorama and landscape. The rugged nature of  forested valleys, steep mountains, clear creeks and wild rivers make Thorsmork one of the country´s most popular hiking grounds in summer. In winter it’s even more magical – but then it’s only accessible by modified Super-Jeeps – and therefore we are likely to have the whole area to ourselves.

Tour details:
Duration: 2 days
Season:  Sept. – May (also avail. as a day tour)
Price for 2 pax: ISK 343500 total
Price for 4 pax: ISK 390500 total

Super-Jeep & Mt. expert driverguide
Accommodation in the mountain cabin
Sleeping bags
All meals on the tour

Available: Sept. – May

Larger groups, please contact us for a quote:

“We had a fantastic day on the Golden Circle tour. The driverguide was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining and really made the day special. I cannot think of a single thing i would have changed about the day. Thank you.   – James Pinkerton, USA”

Thorsmork is a must see nature pearl in Iceland

For your safety Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours due to weather, road and snow conditions.

Itinerary for Thorsmork

We head out of Reykjavik, driving east along the south shore and take our time to enjoy the sights on route, for example Urridafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls. After you walk behind the waterfall Seljalandsfoss, we start driving the 4×4 track into Thorsmork. It’s a real off-road adventure – with unbrigded rivers and streams to cross in our strong and reliable Super Jeeps. In winter, it’s a much bigger adventure due to snow and ice.

We´ll take a photo stop by the glacier below the crater of Eyjafjallajokull where you can get real close to the falling glacier. It’s the most picturesque glacier; the blue ice crumbling down the volcanic mountain.

When we arrive in Thorsmork we start by having lunch and your guide starts heating up the mountain cabin. Then you have plenty of options for short hikes in this fantastic winter wonderland – which you have all to yourselves.

For dinner your guide will prepare a traditional Icelandic feast; cured or smoked Icelandic salmon for starter, Icelandic lamb on the BBQ for main course and then skyrcake for desert. Choice of wine or beer. (Note: We will gladly change the menu according to your needs and wishes)

In the evening, we hope to see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky if we are lucky.

The next morning, after breakfast you can choose whether you use the time until lunch to do a bit more hiking in this wonderful valley or if you want to do more sightseeing in our Super-Jeep. There are plenty of opportunities and options, one of them taking a hike into Stakkholtsgja canyon which has a secret hidden waterfall at the end. The canyon itself is also quite spectacular, with its vertical walls.

The drive back will be just as spectacular as the way in and we will drop you off at your hotel in Reykjavik in time for dinner.

Tour Highlights

Eyjafjallajokull glacier

– We go as close to the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajokull as you can get
– See where the glacier crumbles down from the crater on the top
– See the glacier’s blue ice

Seljalandsfoss waterfall
– Walk behind the waterfall

Thorsmork valley (Þórsmörk / Porsmork)
– Winter wonderland, surrounded by steep mountains and 3 glaciers
– Remarkable and easy to see geology
– One of Iceland’s most popular hiking ground
– Great hiking paths to choose from of various difficulty levels

See the Northern Lights (if we are lucky)

Cross 20 unbridged rivers and streams in a fun off-road adventure

What to bring and other helpful details

Warm wind & wet proof clothes
Warm sweater (fleece or wool)
Good, waterproof shoes (preferably hiking boots)
Indoor shoes for the mt. hut
Bathing suit & towel
If you have a small headlight it can be useful

We don’t recommend jeans for walking. They easily get very cold and stiff.  Better to have something flexible to wear underneath the outermost layer.

We provide the sleeping bags and food for the trip.

To book a tour, please send us an email to with which tour(s) and options you wish to book, on which dates and for how many people and we will calculate the total cost, send you a booking number and a link to our secure booking page.

Tour details

Price: ISK 37900 per person

Available: Every day
Min: 2 people
Max: 6 clients per Super-Jeep
Duration: 8 – 10 hours
Departures: Daily at 9:00

Free hotel pick up in Reykjavik 10 – 20 min. before
50% discount for children 0-11 years old

Not included: Lunch and refreshments
Optional: Snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier, ISK 19500 per person if two share one skidoo or ISK 26000 pp if one person per skidoo
Optional: You can book the Golden Circle + Glacier as a private tour for ISK 143000 total

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For your safety, Nature Explorer reserves the right to change tours according to weather and snow conditions