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South Coast and Thorsmork

Þórsmörk is a beautiful nature reserve situated between three glaciers. There are many hiking trails through valleys with birch trees, glacial rivers, streams and wonderful mountain scenery.

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:9,5 - 10 hours

Nature and hiking in Thorsmork National Reserve

We cross Hellisheidi pass towards Selfoss town and then continue along the south shore to Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Then we head to Thorsmork (Þórsmörk = "Thor's woods"), a nature reserve nestled between glaciers and mountains. On the way we cross various streams and rivers that descend from the glaciers. 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.

On arrival you have approximately 1 hour 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. 

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. Then we head back to Reykjavik.


"South Coast & Thorsmork" is offered with guide in the following languages:

  • In English: on Tuesday, Fridays and Sundays.
  • In German: on Fridays.


Drop off after day tours may sometimes not be right in front of your hotel/guesthouse due to narrow streets and actual coach size used during the tour.

What to bring:

  • Packed lunch or you can buy it a local store in Hvolsvöllur.
  • Hiking boots


  • Guided coach tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off at accommodation in Reykjavik



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