Žórsmörk - Secrets of Thor's Woods
Tour ID: IS60
Tour Duration: 8-9 hrs.
Žórsmörk reserve is one of the best kept secrets of Iceland. The area is surrounded on three sides by mountains & glaciers & offers endless opportunities for nature lovers.
- Seljalandsfoss waterfall
- Hike to river canyons at Gigjujökull glacier
- Canyon of Stakkaholtsgjį
Septemer - April: Fridays
Minimum 2 pax
May - August: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Minimum 2 pax
Price per person: ISK. 35.500,-
Lunch pack (sandwich; juice)
Destination of the day is Žórsmörk English spelling Thorsmork, the Woods of Thor the Thunder god.
It is where the Icelanders traditionally go themselves to get away from it all. Guarding Žórsmörk nature reserve from unwanted traffic are several streams and glacial rivers cutting the rough track. Crossing requires caution.
First highlight of the day is the powerfully beautiful Seljalandsfoss waterfall, a good 60 meters of constant rush. Conditions permitting, how about a walk around it yes, you can go behind Seljalandsfoss. Soon after the road starts disintegrating and nature takes over your senses.
Bordering Žórsmörk nature reserve to the south is the famously ash-spewing volcano Eyjafjallajökull, topped by glacial ice and snow. Amongst numerous places of interest on our route is the Gķgjökull glacier lagoon which is actually off the maps now. In 2010 it disappeared under volcanic rubble in a catastrophic flood of glacial melt and debris, caused by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Where we go in the Žórsmörk Nature Reserve depends from day to day on weather and other conditions, but canyons, woodlands and caves are ideal settings for short walks.
Pick-up also possible from Hveragerši, Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur.