A 2 day Arctic Truck adventure to the Þórsmörk valley. Including a fun drive between two glaciers on rutted tracks and crossing few unbridged glacier rivers. This is the perfect place to see the Northern lights in the winter time!
Arctic Trucks Experience offers guided Iceland tours in the amazing highlands where you do all the driving!
A two day Arctic Truck adventure to the Þórsmörk valley, with you driving the Arctic Truck to Þórsmörk and seeing beautiful scenery on the way, for example where the glacial flood came down during the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Arctic Trucks Experience offers guided self-drive tours in the amazing highlands in Iceland where you do all the driving.
With you behind the wheel of the Arctic Truck we take the main road east through the mountains of Helliðsheiði plateau and drive along the south coast. The south part of Iceland is the biggest agriculture area on the island. On the way we will see for example greenhouses, dairy farms and sheep farms. 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 will continue our way into Þórsmörk and drive between three glaciers, Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull and Tindfjallajökull. The route has rutted tracks and unbridged glacier rivers. It is impossible to reach the valley on a regular vehicle, the guide teaches you how to cross rivers 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.
We end the day at one of the mountain huts in the valley for a BBQ dinner and a cozy overnight stay in the huts.
During the second day, we will start to make our way out of Þórsmörk, scenic stops will be made on the way. The challenge for the day is to drive up to the glacier Eyjafjallajökull and try to get as close as possible to the top. How far we can go depends on the weather and conditions on the glacier.
After the glacier experience we head back to Reykjavík and if time allows us we will do more exciting driving before we get to the city.
You should be back at your hotel in Reykjavík in the afternoon, just in time for dinner.
Pick up at 08:30 from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík.
Trip Duration: 2 days.
Bring with you: Warm outdoor clothing, your driver license, good shoes, snacks for the day and your camera.
Insurances: 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.
Prices and itinerary
Includes: The Arctic Truck jeep and guide/ instructor. Accommodation in a mountain hut for 1 night.
Meals: Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 2.
Extra Driver: Included
Unlimited kilometers: Included
Rope, shovel, tow eye, tire gauge: Included
Terms of Payment
A deposit of 20% of the tour price is required at the confirmation of a booking if not agreed differently. We recommend at this time all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance.
Full payment (less deposit) shall reach Arctic Trucks at least 4 weeks prior to the arrival of guests. In case of further delay on payments, Arctic Trucks will reserve the right to treat this as a cancellation and withdraw its confirmation of the services.
For group bookings we require full payment 6 weeks before the arrival of the group.
10% of the price of your tour in nonrefundable.
If you cancel with more than four weeks’ notice you will be refunded 90% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than four weeks in advance and you will be refunded 50% of the trip price.
If you cancel with less than seven days’ notice no refund will be given.
If you cancel a group booking on multi-day tour- final name list needs to arrive 6 weeks before the trip starts. No refund after final name list has been received.