Join our daily guided adventurous drive into the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve with a modified 4x4 Superjeep truck and experience the volcanic landscapes up close. River crossing, 4x4 trail riving, stunning views and beautiful hiking trails, all put together in our most popular day-tour to Þórsmörk.
Departing from Hvolsvöllur or Brú Base nearby Seljalandsfoss
Þórsmörk is one of the most visited nature reserves by locals in Iceland and the area is well known for its natural beauty and stunning views. Getting here is an adventure in itself and on our way into the nature reserve, we drive our modified 4x4 Superjeep through the beautiful landscape with towering glaciers and volcanoes all around. The Superjeep drive includes the crossing of multiple glacial streams and rivers that flow from underneath the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier and carve the valley all the way to the ocean on the south coast of Iceland.
On our way, we get to view the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption and visit the Gígjökull glacier where the evidence from the eruption is clearly visible. From there we head further into Þórsmörk, crossing the famous Krossá River on our way. In Þórsmörk we have a light lunch at the Volcano Huts followed by an optional walk to enjoy the best views of the area before heading back on our Superjeep truck.
This tour combines the adventurous off-road drive with the serenity and scenic beauty of the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve and the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier & Volcano. The tour starts from the Hamragarðar campsite but you can also choose a pick-up service from hotels and accommodations in the area. Scroll down to book this tour and to find photos and further information in our FAQ section about this tour.
Every tour is catered to each person’s ability and the guide will inform our guests with every stop that will be made.
If the departure you want is closed you can try to send us an email to [email protected] and we can see if we can fit you in.
Approximately 6 hours
Daily, all year
6 years old
Brú Base on road 249
EASY Suitable for most people in fair condition. You have to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and hike for at least 2 – 3 hours at a slow pace, with breaks. Trails are generally of good quality and glaciers travel at a relatively low angle
The location is 5km driving after passing Seljalandsfoss waterfall on road 249.
You will see super jeeps parked immediately in front of the building.
This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk while experiencing an adventurous 4×4 Super Jeep drive!
On our hike, we take in the astonishing view over Þórsmörk, Mýrdalsjökull glacier, and the highlands. We will also hike up to Gígjökull glacier where we observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and breathe in the purifying glacial air.
We will take a few stops to hike, the hike is about 8 km. The path is uneven at times and the route takes you uphill and downhill.
Every tour is catered to each person’s ability and the guide will inform our guests with every stop that will be made. If you don’t feel like hinging you don’t have to.
The duration of this tour is between 5 and 6 hours depending on conditions at the time.
Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket and pants, hat and gloves. Shoes that have good soles and ankle support such as hiking boots are recommended.
In summer, we dine at the Volcano Huts Restaurant. In winter we pack a light lunch and take it with us. We recommend bringing some snacks even though a light lunch is included. During summer you can purchase extra snacks and drinks at the bar at the Volcano Huts. If you have any allergies or require a vegetarian option then please let us know by leaving a comment in the booking process.
The actual tour starts from Brú Base (5km driving after passing Seljalandsfoss on road 249), but you can choose to be picked up from your hotel or accommodation in the area (Hvolsvöllur, Hella). Just select which option you prefer when you book.
A Superjeep is a modified 4x4 truck with larger tires, snorkel and other features that enable it to drive along 4x4 trails, across rivers and through deep snow. Superjeeps are frequently used as passenger vehicles as they allow you to access some of the most hard to reach places in the Icelandic highlands.
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