Thorsmork from Reykjavik – Jeep Day tour

Básar in Thorsmork

Thorsmork Jeep day tour is an exciting and unforgettable day tour, bringing you good memories of Iceland´s nature. Thorsmork is, from a natural perspective, one of Iceland´s highlights, and therefore a very popular hiking area. It’s not easy to get there due to hardly existing roads and unbridged rivers. Therefore, a four wheel drive vehicle is an absolute necessity.

We begin the day by driving from Reykjavik to the waterfall Urridafoss. Urriðafoss is a waterfall located in the river Thjorsa in southwest Iceland and is the watermost waterfall in Iceland. In the early days of power companies, plans were to build a power plant in Urriðafoss and make a railway to Reykjavík from the waterfall. It did not happen but now Landsvirkjun Power is planning to build hydropower stations on the lower part of Þjórsár river, at Urriðafoss and Núpur.
Seljalandsfoss waterfallThe proposed Urriðafoss Power Plant is expected to have a capacity of approximately 125 MW and a power-generating capacity of 930 GWh per year. The powerhouse will be underground and a tunnel leading from the powerhouse will open out into Þjórsá river below Urriðafoss waterfall. The waterfall is expected to disappear. From Urriðafoss we drive towards east throughout the historical area Rangarvallasysla, where the medieval saga Nalssaga took place. We will stop at Hvolsvollur for a while and then drive to Seljalandsfoss, a beautiful, high waterfall we can walk behind.

Stakkholtsgjá canyon

From there, we will be driving over small rivers and creeks towards our next destination Gígjokull. There used to be the glacier lagoon at Gigjokull but after the volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajokull 2010 it was wiped away in melt water flood during the eruption. When we arrive at Thorsmork we can hike through the diverse landscape at the glaciers´ roots. From Thorsmork we head back the same road and stop at Stakkholtsgja canyon for a short while. At last we walk into Nauthúsagil canyon. Adventure hike into narrow canyon where small waterfall is far inside. Now it is time to return back to your hotel in Reykjavik. Thorsmork Jeep day tour is a tour that we highly recommend for nature lovers.

Season: All year round
Days of week: Every day up on request
Departure: 9:00am
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
What to bring: Clothes and shoes according to weather

Prices
From Hotels in Reykjavik
2 pax = 39.000 ISK per person
3 pax = 35.000 ISK per person
4 pax = 32.000 ISK per person
5 pax = 26.500 ISK per person
6 pax = 23.900 ISK per person
Min 2 persons in tour

Refreshments not included.