Get thunderstruck by arresting vistas of Thórsmörk over 4 days on this hut-based adventure. Named after the hammer-wielding Norse god and nestled between three glaciers, this valley is Icelanders’ favorite hiking destination—and for a good reason. Once you cross the unbridged rivers, you will have reached a remote fantasyland where jagged basalt peaks are veiled in impossibly green moss and electric blue rivulets form braided streams at the bottom of awe-inspiring mountain passes. You’ll get to wander about lava fields before peaking into hidden caves and smell the sulfur near steaming craters while learning about Iceland’s mythology and geological history. Join your expert guide and get an in-depth, yet fuss-free experience of Thórsmörk—one of the best places to hike in Iceland

  • The last section of Laugavegur, one of the world’s best treks

  • Volcanic landscapes, lush forests, and spots only locals know about

  • Stay in a hut scenically located in the heart of Thórsmörk

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Icelandic Mountain Guides
Icelandic Mountain Guides
Icelandic Mountain Guides
Hiking Guides
Icelandic Mountain Guides offer the perfect variety of experiences to satisfy anyone’s desire for adventure. Whether you want to relax in the unparalleled beauty of Iceland's nature or take a more challenging adventure, they’ve got you covered. The pos...
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Þóra Jóhanna Hjaltadóttir
Þóra Jóhanna Hjaltadóttir
Þóra Jóhanna Hjaltadóttir
Þóra is a native Icelander who’s been working as a guide for more than 20 years. She became a guide because of her passion for outdoors exploring and love for Iceland’s unique nature. Þóra’s hobbies include running, tennis, biking, and knitting. She is...
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Jón Yngvi Gylfason
Jón Yngvi Gylfason
Jón is a very experienced summit and glacier guide for both summer and winter. He’s been leading and co-leading expeditions in Iceland and Greenland and he has been an instructor to junior grades. Jón is an IMG and AIMG-certified glacier guide, a level...
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Michal Zeinert
Michal Zeinert
Michal comes from the Czech Republic, where he worked as a ski instructor. Prior to joining IMG in 2017, he was also working as an instructor in Austria and Japan. He enjoys skiing, running, and cycling in his free time. Michal is a Wilderness First Re...
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Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Iceland, please refer to these official COVID-19 guidelines for traveling to and from Iceland.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • 4 days of hiking 
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    • Bus transportation to and from Thórsmörk (from Reykjavik)
    • Accommodation in the mountain hut

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation to and from Reykjavik
    • Personal hiking equipment
    • Showers in the hut (payable on site)
    • Sleeping bag

    It’s possible to rent a sleeping bag from your guide for $50 per person. Let your guide know in advance if you need to rent anything!

  • To participate in this guided hiking adventure in Thórsmörk, you should have previous hiking experience and a fairly good level of fitness. You should be prepared to hike for 3 to 7 hours a day (depending on the day) and walk between 5 and 18 km with 200-1,000 m of ascent/descent per day in sometimes challenging and exposed  terrain. You don’t need previous experience of multi-day hikes but you should be familiar with full-day mountain hikes. Keep in mind that your guide will assess your group’s fitness level and make adjustments when necessary, as well as make sure to take more breaks if hikes get too strenuous—all while taking you to the most spectacular places Thórsmörk has to offer. 

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

    • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
    • Hiking poles — optional
    • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
    • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
    • Spare clothes for layering (weather is very unpredictable in Iceland!)
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • Sunhat
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • You will spend your three nights in Thórsmörk in a simple and authentic mountain hut, where you will also prepare great meals from fresh ingredients provided by your guide. You will sleep in dormitory-style rooms in sleeping bags. If you don’t have a sleeping bag or don’t plan on bringing one, you can rent it from your guide for an additional fee. Let your guide know in advance if you want to rent a sleeping bag. Shower is available in the hut for an additional fee payable on site. 

  • Group sizes and prices:

    • For this group adventure, the maximum number of participants is 16.
    • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate. 
    • The cost is per person and does not decrease as the group grows. 

    Hiking in Thórsmörk can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • Minors as young as 14 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Registration for an adventure with your guide requires a 50% deposit. The balance of program fees will generally be due 90 days prior to the starting date of the program. It is your responsibility to adhere to the fee payment schedule. Late payment will result in cancellation of program reservations and forfeiture of all fees paid.

    After the invoice has been issued, the price is guaranteed against any surcharge, unless an increase is due to government laws or currency changes. Your guide will absorb an amount equivalent to 5% of the package price. Amounts that exceed the 5% will be charged and clients will be entitled to cancel their booking with a full refund if the surcharge exceeds 10%.

  • All cancellations must be made by letter or e-mail. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry, the travel agent is obliged to charge cancellation fees to passenger(s). If clients formally cancel their participation:

    • 15% of the tour price is non-refundable
    • 50% of tour price is refunded if canceled 30-59 days prior to departure
    • 25% of tour price is refunded if canceled 16-29 days prior to departure
    • 0% of tour price is refunded if canceled 15 days prior to departure.

    Icelandic Mountain Guides reserve the right to alter tours and itineraries due to weather or road conditions. All programs can be changed or canceled at any moment during the trip to assure the safety of the clients and staff. 

    No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights, or other services or because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules, or other similar causes. Icelandic Mountain Guides does not assume responsibility for accidents or death that can be traced to the participant’s negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, war or other similar causes.

  • To get to the starting point of this tour in Reykjavík, most people fly into Keflavík International Airport. From there, you can take a bus, shuttle, or taxi to Reykjavík.

    You will meet your guide at the BSI central bus terminal in Reykjavík where you will take a bus to Thorsmork which leaves at 6.30am on Day 1.

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