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
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.
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.