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Women’s Thorsmork Hiking Tour

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Saga Líf, Viking Women Tours
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Saga Líf, Viking Women Tours
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  • Awaken your confidence and rekindle your adventurous spirit with a three-day guided hike in Laugavegur’s Thorsmork for women of all ages. Enjoy daily guided hikes in Iceland’s otherworldly wilderness on appropriate hiking trails carefully selected by your experienced local guide. And when the sun sets, retreat to your beautiful mountain hut for some deep stretch sessions and indulge in Iceland’s traditional delicacies!

    • Meet your guide at the BSI bus station in downtown Reykjavik and take the highland bus to Thorsmork, famous for being the final point of Iceland’s Laugavegur hiking trip. Arrive at Basar, your cozy mountain hut, and after lunch, get ready for the day’s hike to the top of Valahnukur Mountain! This relatively easy trail provides excellent panoramic views of Thorsmork and the neighboring areas—it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the ridge and see the other mountain huts and campsites. Afterward, descend to Husadalur and make your way to Langidalur, where you’ll get the opportunity to climb up to the famous Snorrariki cave. Follow the well-marked and accessible trail back to Basar and return just in time for dinner and a deep stretch session.
      Elevation: 300 meters (980 feet)
      Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles)
      Duration: 4 hours

      Basar Hut in Iceland
    • After a nutritious breakfast and some morning stretches, strap on your hiking boots and take on the very popular Tindfjallahringur trail. Tindfjallahringur, or the circle of Tindfjoll mountains, offers some postcard-worthy views. While it does have some steeper sections, technical parts, and narrow paths, the scenery is so good you’ll hardly notice, and the vistas you’ll experience make every bit of effort worthwhile. Return to Basar for dinner and some more evening deep stretches.
      Elevation: 500 meters (1,640 feet)
      Distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
      Duration: 5-6 hours

      A river valley in Thorsmörk
    • After breakfast and some well-deserved morning stretches, pack your bags and get
      ready to leave with the highland bus at 15:00. However, before you say goodbye to this Icelandic paradise, enjoy a lovely farewell hike up the nearby Rettarfell mountain.
      Elevation: 260 meters (850 feet)
      Distance: 4 km (2.5 miles)
      Duration: 2-3 hours

      If you are thirsty for more adventures in Iceland, make sure to explore the hiking trips on offer.

      Hiker relaxing on a cliff in Thorsmörk
    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • Transportation to and from the trailhead
        • Three days of hiking
        • Accommodations in a cozy mountain hut for the duration of the trip
        • All meals during the trip (vegetarians and those with allergies can be accommodated)
        • Evening deep stretch sessions

      Note: Some special dietary requirements can be accommodated. The lack of space and facilities in the huts make it difficult for your guide to prepare numerous dishes daily. We can cater to vegetarians and those with food allergies.

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to Reykjavik
        • Accommodations before and after the trip
        • Trip insurance
    • You can expect daily hikes to last between 3 to 6 hours per day. While hiking in Thorsmork, you will face many challenging sections including narrow ridges, steep moraines, drop-offs, rough terrain, and more.

      The changes in elevation won’t be that significant, and the steeper sections of the trail will be well-marked and accessible, often via man-made steps.

    • 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)
        • Sleeping bag
        • Hiking poles
        • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
        • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
        • Spare clothes for layering
        • Waterproof rain jacket
        • Sunhat
        • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
        • Headlamp or flashlight
        • 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.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • For this adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 16:1.
        • The cost is per person and doesn’t change as your group grows.
        • This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to run.

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

      Min. age requirements:

        • This tour was designed for women of all ages.

      If you plan to hike with anyone under 18 years old, contact us to make arrangements.

    • To get to Thorsmork, most people fly into Keflavik International Airport 45 minutes away from Reykjavik. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to Reykjavik.

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the BSÍ bus terminal in Reykjavik or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

    • 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 Thorsmork, 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!

    • Iceland, the “Land of Fire and Ice”, has forever lived with volcanic activity. Minor and major eruptions have occurred every few years since the island was formed. Some of Iceland’s appeal, aside from sheer natural beauty, surely stems from this very fact.

      However, every new eruption, such as the recent Reykjanes Peninsula fissure, will make some travelers, tourists, and adventurers uneasy, especially given the fact that sensationalist media is not immune to misinformation and speculation.

      Since we work with a number of expert local guides in Iceland, we thought we’d share their input and fill you in on what’s actually going on.

      First of all, air traffic has not been affected. Flights to and from Keflavík International Airport and Reykjavík Domestic Airport are operating as they always do.

      Second, the effects of volcanic activity have been localized, with some roads closed, and all services in Iceland are operating as usual. Reykjavik, the capital, is around 40 km (25 miles) away from the volcanic fissure, and life there is as normal as ever.

      And third, trips offered by 57hours are taking place much further away, and are thereby even less likely to be affected by the volcanic activity, being perfectly safe for adventurers. Naturally, the authorities (and guides) are monitoring the situation and doing everything possible to keep both local residents and visitors safe and well informed.

      In case you have any additional questions or dilemmas, feel free to get in touch with either your guide or 57hours. For more information, please visit:
      https://safetravel.is/
      https://www.visiticeland.com/article/volcano-info

      Or watch the video with Dr. Matthew Roberts from the Icelandic Meteorological Office explaining the recent volcanic activities in Iceland:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA3-BXYuYrw

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