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Thorsmork, named after Thor god of Thunder is a spectacular nature reserve between three Glaciers and Icelands most famous Volcanos Katla and Eyjafjallajokull.

  • Departure: 8:30 – 9:00 (AM)
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Free Pick-up & drop-off: at your hotel or apartment

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Description

Thorsmork, named after Thor god of Thunder is a spectacular nature reserve between three Glaciers and Icelands most famous Volcanos Katla and Eyjafjallajokull. In March 2010 Eyjafjallajokull erupted as you probably already know and stopped air traffic all over Europe due to ash. On this tour we head in between the glaciers, into the ancient glacier valley which leads us to Gigjokull outlet glacier, Thorsmork and Godaland (e. land of the chieftains). We take a close look at Gigjokull outlet glacier in Eyjafjallajokull where we had floods coming down from the erupting crater in 2010 and you can see where the steaming hot water from the crater melted a tunnel into the glacier, on it’s way down. The material which the floods brought with it filled up a glacier lagoon below the glacier with 25 million cubic meters of tephra from the volcano.  We will drive on top of this “new” land to get all the way up to the ice cave in the outlet glacier. This scenery is simply stunningly beautiful in it’s roughness.

  • Departure: 8:30 – 9:00 (AM)
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Free Pick-up & drop-off: at your hotel or apartment

Itinerary

  • Gigjokull – outlet glacier from Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcano
  • Thorsmork and Godaland – crossing many unbridged glacier rivers
  • Lunch in Husadalur cabin area, soup and freshly baked bread (available during peak time: may-september)
  • A short hike – Stakkholtsgja canyon or Strakagil canyon
  • Seljalandsfoss – waterfall
  • Map: Click here to see a roadmap

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