South Coast and Þórsmörk


We begin this tour by driving over the mountain heath Hellisheiði towards Selfoss town and then along the south shore to Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

From there our journey continues towards the interior to our main attraction, Þórsmörk (i.e. Thor’s Woodland), a nature reserve shielded on three sides by glaciers and mountains. The glacial melt-off forms rivers that have to be crossed on the way, but those can change in a matter of hours from an innocent stream into a thunderous torrent. Some days the crossing is quite challenging or even impossible but our skilled drivers are very experienced in these driving conditions and will take you safely across the rivers.

Once there we make a stop to enjoy the breathtaking scenery with its multitude of small gullies and valleys, clad with low birch-trees that create seemingly endless possibilities for the nature lover. Various hiking routes are available and everyone can find a suitable one. There is enough time to take about a one hour hike and enjoy your lunch (which you can either bring with you or buy at our stop in Hvolsvöllur).

On our way back we will stop at the rugged gorge of Stakkholtsgjá for a 1 hour hike to the end of the gorge. A small river needs to be crossed on the way by stepping from one stone to another. At the end of the gorge we are rewarded by a nice waterfall, which can be reached by stepping up some bigger rocks/stones This tour is truly unforgettable for the nature lover at heart and ideal as a hiking trip.


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Quick Facts

Departure:
From accommodation in Reykjavík.

May 1st - September 30th: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 08:00.

Price 2014:
Adult: 19.500 ISK
Youth (12-17): 9.750 ISK
Child (0-11): Free

Included:
Bus fare and guidance in English. Friday departures are also guided in German. Lunch & refreshments not included.

Duration:
10 hours.


How to book

This tour can be booked upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is

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