Þórsmörk Wanders Basecamp

Þórsmörk Wanders Basecamp

Wander the trails of Þórsmörk Nature Reserve from the comfort of your glamping tent

Carry less, stay comfortably, explore more. It's reassuring to know that comfort food, a refreshing drink at the bar, sauna, made up beds and the company of fellow travellers around the campfire, will be waiting when you return from exploring the trails in Þórsmörk.

| 2 days | 1 Night | Glamping | 4x4 River Crossing | Hiking | Campfire | Sauna | Þórsmörk | Eyjafjallajökull |

Þórsmörk Basecamp

Unforgettable adventure getaway into the highlands of Iceland.

Þórsmörk Wanders Basecamp

Tour description

The road to Þórsmörk offers a scenic drive along the foothills of the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier & Volcano with 4x4 river crossings and scenic stops to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Upon arrival, you can stop by at the reception for information about the best trails to enjoy the best panoramic views of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and the Eyjafjallajökull area. In case you feel like walking a bit further or you would prefer to hike on your own, we will give you a map and directions to follow so you can wander safely and find your way back. Returning to the Volcano Huts you will find the showers sauna and sitting pool waiting where you can relax after your walk. After dinner, we recommend viewing the evening sun and arctic sunset from the campfire before going to bed. In the morning we are free to wander out to explore more of Þórsmörk before or after breakfast as there are more trails to be discovered from our basecamp. Depending on the time of year, you can choose from taking a morning or evening bus back to where we started the day before. This offer can be extended for more than one night upon request and is valid for both groups and individuals. Meals and refreshments are available at the Volcano Huts restaurant & bar.

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Included

  • 4x4 Mountain bus to and from Þórsmörk
  • Accommodation in Glamping tents or Twin rooms / made-up beds
  • Welcome drink & breakfast
  • Self-guided hiking in Þórsmörk
  • Souvenir Hiking Map
  • Towels

Highlights

  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
  • Eyjafjallajökull Volcano & Glacier
  • Þórsmörk Nature Reserve
  • River Crossing with 4x4
  • Campfire
Information & itinerary
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Itinerary day 1

Hop on the special 4x4 Mountain Bus in Reykjavík or by the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Then we head onto the famous F249 4x4 Trail into Þórsmörk. We drive along the foothills of the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier & Volcano, crossing many rivers along the way and stopping by the outlet glacier Gígjökull where evidence of the 2010 Volcanic Eruption can be witnessed first hand.

The drive to the Volcano Huts takes about 1h - 1h30m from the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall and offers beautiful scenery along the way.

Upon arrival at the Volcano Huts in Þórsmörk we have the option to enjoy a warm soup before we head out for our excursion of the day. We will follow trails to nearby landmarks and visit beautiful locations where we can enjoy the best panoramic views of Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. Seasoned hikers have the option to extend their walks further into the nature reserve on their own.

When we return to the Volcano Huts we have the option to rest and recoup in our rooms, take a shower and sauna or simply have a refreshing drink by the bar.

Dinner is available at the Volcano Huts from 18:30 - 21:00 [optional add-on] and a small campfire will keep us warm under the midnight sun before we return to bed. Be sure to keep an eye out for Kári the Arctic Fox and Lord of Þórsmörk.

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Itinerary day 2

Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 10:00 which gives early risers time to go out and explore more of the trails and beautiful places of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. Nearby attractions include the Sönghellir cave, Valahnúkur Mountain and the Markarfljót Hamrar cliffs. All of these and more sights are within reach of a brisk morning walk.

Departures back with the 4x4 bus are available in the morning or afternoon depending on the time of year you plan to travel.

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What to wear & pack
  • Warm clothes in accordance with the season (remember to dress in layers)
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Swimming costumes if you would like to use our sauna and pool
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