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!
We offer two versions of this tour, driver guided or you can do the driving, accompanied by our guide.
With the power of uniquely modified 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?
Further details about Eyjafjallajökull & Þórsmörk tour
Pick up: at 08:30 from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík.
Trip Duration: around 10 hours.
Includes: Pick up & drop off, the Arctic Trucks vehicle and a guide.
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.
Itinerary. We reserve the right to amend itineraries and routing if needed due to safety, weather and/or current road conditions etc.