By far our most popular day tour is beholding the legendary Valley of Thor and seeing some of the highlights of the Icelandic South Shore on the way from the driver’s seat of our Arctic Trucks. Arctic Trucks Experience offers guided Iceland tours in the amazing highlands where you do all the driving!
If you prefer a driver guided version of this tour, no problem. It is bookable as well.
For all of our December departures we give our guests a special holiday present. A complimentary Northern Lights tour included with all of our day tours departing in December.
Just apply DECEMBER promotional code at checkout and unwrap your present!
With you behind the wheel of the Arctic Truck we take the main road east through the mountains of Hellisheiði plateau and drive along the south coast passing small Icelandic farms all the way to the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull glaciated volcano.
The first stop is at the popular sight Seljalandsfoss waterfall where the brave ones can take a walk behind the waterfall as it falls from the very high cliffs.
From the waterfall, we take a rugged road and drive between three glaciers on the rutted tracks and crossing a few unbridged glacial rivers before we arrive at Þórsmörk valley at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano. This is truly the landscape of Tolkien & Game of Thrones, but the main difference is that YOU are in it.
It is impossible to reach the valley on a regular vehicle, the guide teaches you how to cross the rivers on the super jeep and why we need to deflate the tires of the truck on the way. In Þórsmörk valley we make stops at Gígjökull outlet glacier and Stakkholtsgjá canyon to explore its hidden waterfall.
Optional hiking tours in the valley or more driving on the rough tracks, all depending on your wishes!
This tour offers self-drive adventure, waterfalls, rivers, rutted tracks, famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcanoes… what more can you ask for in one day?
And then the day ends on a Northern Light hunt for free! As our special holiday gift, from us to you.
Unwrap your holiday present by typing DECEMBER at checkout.
Further details about Eyjafjallajökull & Þórsmörk tour
Pick up: at 08:30 from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík.
Trip Duration: around 10 hours.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, your driver license, good shoes, snacks for the day and your camera.
Meals: No meals are included on this tour but it is possible to buy lunch on the way.
Insurances: For self-drive tours all drivers need to sign a car rental contract before the trip starts. Self-risk is 3000 EUR. Please read all the details of the contract before starting the trip.
For driver guided tours no car rental or car rental contract is needed.
Prices for the private Eyjafjallajökull & Þórsmörk tour
Self-drive or Driver guided.
For AT38 Hilux or AT38 Nissan Navara the cost for a vehicle and guide is ISK 139.000.- max 3 pax per jeep.
Includes: The Arctic Trucks vehicle and a guide/instructor.
Extra Driver: Included
Unlimited kilometers: Included
Rope, shovel, tow eye, tire gauge: Included
10% of the price of your tour in nonrefundable.
If you cancel with more than seven days’ notice you will be refunded 90% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than seven days before your departure you will be refunded 70% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than two days’ notice (48 hours) no refund will be given.