We begin our journey by driving in one of our many modified super jeeps along the south shore of Iceland to the small town Hvolsvollur. There we will make our first stop at the new Lava Center. The Lava Center is one of the first high-tech interactive exhibitions. The Lava Center illustrates an active volcano and earthquakes that have formed Iceland over thousands of years. Walking through the center will take you around 40 minutes. After that, you can go to the restaurant to purchase some food/ lunch before we continue our journey. At the Lava center, we also have a souvenir shop where you can buy some souvenirs to take with you back home. Then we head out to the wonderful valley Þorsmork to explore the beautiful nature. On our way, we cross over a few unbridged glacier rivers to the area called Básar in Þorsmork.
Þorsmork is situated in a valley in the south of Iceland. It’s surrounded by three glaciers and mountains, which create favorable growing conditions for over 170 plant species.
Þorsmork is a mountain ridge creating a valley and is known to be one of the most weather friendly places in Iceland. Þorsmork is very popular amongst hikers. The area is known for its hiking trails which many hikers visit during the summer. Numerous walking paths are marked in Þorsmork, making it an ideal place for short hikes with views of glaciers, woodlands and other colorful landscapes.
From Þorsmork, it possible to catch a glimpse of the infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull glacier that erupted in 2010 and resulting in one of the largest air-traffic halt ever.
On our way back from Þorsmork we make a quick stop at one of our well known waterfalls Seljarlandsfoss, then we continue our tour back to Reykjavik.
- Pick up from hotels/guesthouses in reykjavík
- Guided super truck tour
- Entrance to the New Lava Center in Hvolsvollur
What to bring:
Please note: Operation and choice of roads are based on prospective weather and road conditions.
We recommend you bring: Warm & wind proof clothing in addition to good, waterproof hiking boots and a camera.