Thorsmork (Þórsmörk) is a region in southeastern Iceland, right in the center of the country between two glaciers. It's part of Thorsmork National Park, named after the Norse god Thor. The valley is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, including glaciers, mountains, river crossings, and great hiking opportunities, which we'll happily explore.
In Thorsmork, the only way to travel is in a modified off-road vehicle, and that's exactly what we'll be using for our journey. I'll pick you up at 8:30 from your hotel, and we'll embark on an adventure. We'll start by exploring some hidden gems, venturing onto the vast volcanic black beach where you'll witness a shipwreck and unique hills, seemingly crafted by time and the elements.
Returning to our Jeep, we'll drive along Eyjafjallajökull, another superstar among Iceland's natural wonders. With a view of one of the most famous volcanoes and its icy cap, crossing numerous challenging rivers along the way, the Jeep will take us to the Thorsmork Valley. Located just behind the volcano, this picturesque area still bears the marks of the infamous eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010, widely covered in the media due to its impact on European air travel. Here, we'll be treated to a mesmerizing view of the Gígjökull glacier.
The final destination of our route will be the approximately 2 km long Stakkholtsgjá canyon, surrounded by moss-covered walls reaching a height of 100 meters. It offers a fascinating hiking trail and one of the most impressive landscapes in Iceland. At the end of the trail, a beautiful waterfall awaits, hidden somewhere in the winding canyon.
On the way back, we'll visit a couple more secret locations, and if time allows, we'll stop at one of the most famous waterfalls in southern Iceland - Seljalandsfoss, along with its hidden neighbor Gljufrabui tucked away in a ravine.
Tired but filled with memories, we'll head back to Reykjavik. I'm sure that this trip will only whet your appetite for new adventures in Iceland.