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Thorsmork Hiking Adventure

from £1563 excluding flights

  • 5 nights
  • Jun-Sep
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Highlights

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Explore the legendary Thorsmork valley

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Discover canyons, craters, and caves

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Stride out in spectacular scenery

Thorsmork Hut

Stay in mountain hut accommodation

Why this trip...

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Like-minded travellers

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Off-the-beaten-track

This holiday showcases places and experiences away from the usual tourist routes

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Your guide

This holiday is led by an award-winning guide

Overview

Thorsmork (Þórsmörk), named after the Norse god Thor is regarded as “the hikers paradise” among Icelanders: with breath-taking scenery, vast landscapes, and numerous trails to follow, you will immerse yourself into the purest Icelandic nature has on offer. Thorsmork is arguably the most beautiful section of Iceland’s legendary Laugavegur hiking trail.

In this relatively small area, you will be able to cross rivers, hike mountains, walk by lava fields, contemplate the uniqueness of a glacier, and get amazing views of the area.

Staying in the same mountain hut for three nights your experienced guide will lead daily hikes of four to seven hours showing the amazing hidden gems these valleys treasure, such as the canyons, craters, and caves that only experienced locals know about.

This challenging hiking tour suits those that are physically active and have some experience of travelling in mountainous terrain with a backpack.

Itinerary

Fly to Keflavik International Airport on the volcanic Reykjanes Peninsula and transfer by bus to your hotel in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik for an overnight stay.

Hotel Klettur, Reykjavik

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Hotel Klettur is situated a short walk from the heart of Reykjavik.

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Take the early morning Highland bus from Reykjavik to Thorsmork, traveling through the picturesque villages of Selfoss, Hella and Hvolsvöllur. After lunch set off on the first hike crossing the hiking bridge over the Krossá river, visit Tröllakirkja (troll church) a unique rock formation with a small cave underneath and hike either into the beautiful Hvannárgil or up to Mt. Réttarfell.

Hiking information: 5-8 km, active walking time: 3-4 hrs. ascent and descent 400 m

Climb up the hills leading to the pass of Fimmvörðuháls, walking along the Kattarhryggir ridges with views over the impressive mountain of Útigönguhöfði up to Morinsheiði heath. At the end of the Morinsheiði plateau we will enjoy the view of the lava stream that flowed down from the Fimmvörðuháls volcano in March and early April 2010.

Hiking information: 18 km, active walking time: 7 hrs, ascent 1000m, descent 1000m

Hike a scenic trail with an extraordinary view over Goðaland, the glaciers and the inner part of Þórsmörk. Continue into the Slyppugil valley and towards Tindfjallagil and a unique rock formation with a small cave underneath, called Tröllakirkja (the church of the trolls).

Hiking information: 14 – 16 km, active walking time: 4 hrs. or 7 hrs. ascent 450m, descent 450m.

This morning climb up the small mountain of Valahnukur and enjoy its breath-taking views over the surrounding landscape. From there descend to the cave Songhellir (Song cave) and to Husadalur before returning to Langidalur and boarding the afternoon bus back to Reykjavík.

Hiking information: 5-6 km active walking 3 hrs. Ascent and descent 200 m

Transfer to Keflavik for your flight.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1563 excluding flights

Airfares vary widely and are quoted separately to the holiday price, starting from around £250pp return with Icelandair and British Airways, though may be lower with Play or EasyJet. We'll provide the best fare available at the time of enquiry, which tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

UK Airports with flights direct to Iceland are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We can also arrange flights from non-UK destinations. Discover more »

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What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom in Reykjavik
  • Accommodation in mountain hut dormitory with shared facilities for 3 nights
  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Airport transfers between Keflavik Airport and Reykjavik hotel
  • Bus transportation as per itinerary
  • Sleeping bag & cooking gear
  • Services of guide for 3 days
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on rooms with private facilities (in Reykjavik) and dormitory accommodation with shared facilities whilst on the hike.

Departure Duration Twin Price Single Price Status of Tour
09 Jun 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
23 Jun 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
30 Jun 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
7 Jul 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
21 Jul 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
28 Jul 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
04 Aug 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
18 Aug 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
25 Aug 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
01 Sep 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available
08 Sep 2024 5 nights £1,563 £1,735 Available

Dietary requirements

Specific dietary requirements can be catered for from £60 per person for the length of the tour and must be pre booked.

Group Size

This escorted group requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 16.

Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details

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