Our destination Þórsmörk (Thorsmork) is a true natural paradise, named after the mighty god of Thunder.
Þórsmörk is located in the shadow of the famous volcanic eruption of 2010. Crossing several rivers, the rough gravel road takes us to this magical forest area that has survived several eruptions throughout the centuries. A hike to one of the many viewpoints overlooking this beautiful place gives you a true insight into the unbelievable forces of nature.
Thórsmörk is a mountain ridge in Iceland that was named after the Norse god Thor (Þórr). It is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. The name “Thórsmörk” properly refers only to the mountain ridge between the rivers Krossá, Þröngá and Markarfljót, but is sometimes used informally to describe a wider area that includes the region between Thórsmörk and Eyjafjallajökull.
Thórsmörk is one of the most popular hiking areas in Iceland. In the valley, the river Krossá winds through the mountains. The valley is closed in between glaciers, Mýrdalsjökull being at the rear end of the valley. This leads to an especially warm climate, warmer than the rest of south Iceland. In the protected valley, there is green vegetation of moss, fern, birch and other small shrubs.