Þórsmörk Nature Reserve in Iceland - Hikers paradise
Thorsmork has many of the best hiking trails in Iceland
Hop on a scheduled mountain bus to Þórsmörk, the valley that is hidden between glaciers. The bus departs for a day in Þórmörk early in the morning and stop briefly in four villages on the South coast to pick up passengers and at Seljalandsfoss waterfall where you can walk in to a cave behind the waterfall.
Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) is located between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull and refers to the mountain range between the 3 rivers Þjórsá, Markarfljót and Þröngá. The place is named after the Viking god Thor and it’s a mountain range with awe-inspiring vistas of glaciers, valleys, rivers, waterfalls, caves and endless unspoiled nature.
Thorsmork has a large number of different hiking trails suitable for people with all levels.
The Trekking Route of Laugavegur: The Laugavegur is a famous trekking route between the hot spring area of Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk. The route is 55 km long and is typically completed over 2 – 4 days with potential stops at mountain huts. The starting or ending point of the Laugavegur Route is the Skarðfjörðsskáli Hut in Langidalur. But the name Laugavegur should not be confused with the main shopping street in the center of the capital city Reykjavík also named Laugavegur.
You will have roughly six hours in Þórsmörk to explore – on your own. We recommend that you bring a lunch pack with you.