Volcanic Hike – Þórsmörk
Breathtaking Volcanic Hike
This Driver Guided Super Jeep Tour to Þórsmörk Valley and Hiking Tour in the Foothills of Eyjafjallajökull & Fimmvörðuháls Volcanoes will be simply amazing! Thórsmörk valley with its rugged nature, cornered in by glaciers and their mighty glacial rivers, crossed by towering canyons and the steep foothills of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier is a sight not soon forgotten. To reach this secluded highland valley we will need a modified 4×4 vehicle, a genuine Icelandic Super Jeep and an experienced guide.
On the way to Þórsmörk we will visit the picturesque waterfall Seljalandsfoss and pass the Gígjökull glacier lagoon where we will see first-hand the results of the destructive power of the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, where in 2010, a massive flood of melt water and small ice bergs from the volcanic crater ripped the glacier into shreds and flooded the area completely.
Continuing onwards our destination is the Básar cabin where we will start our 6-8 hour hike up and down the Fimmvörðuháls volcanoes. The ascent is between 700-800 meters. This beautiful hike is approximately 20 km in total. This is the site of the first of two volcanic eruptions in 2010.
During the hike you will not only be able to touch the new lava, see the new craters and cooling lava falls, but also enjoy vast sweeping views of one of the most beautiful highlands in all of Iceland. Many tours claim to be once in a lifetime, but if wild places, stunning (and challenging) hikes and volcanoes stir your imagination, then this is certain to be a trip to be remembered. (Source: Arctic Adventure)
- Minimum number of persons: 2 Personen
- Minimum age: 14 Jahre
- Difficulty: 4 of possible 5
- Length: 10 - 13 hours
- Equipment: Warm underclothing, wind and water resistant clothing, hat and gloves, good hiking boots, sun cream, sunglasses.
Price per Person:
|Volcanic Hike – Þórsmörk|
|Dates||01.04. - 30.10.|
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
|Price per person||$ 290,-|
- Transport: Reykjavik – Glacier Valley Þórsmörk – Reykjavik
- Hotel pick-up
- Super-Jeep Safari incl. Driver Guide
- Visit of the waterfall Seljalandsfoss
- Glacier equipment
Tours can commence on any day within the travel season. Price is based on the starting date.
Adjustment of Tours
Due to local conditions a change in the travel programme is possible.
Day Tours will be operated by an Icelandic partner company with many years of experience in these types of tours. In its function as travel agent, IcelandTour.info does not take any responsibility.
Increase of Icelandic VAT
The Icelandic government is planning an increase of VAT for hotels from 7,5% to 25%. The date and actual percentage is currently not yet known. This increase could lead to a price increase for existing bookings of up to 7 %