Iceland is full of mystics, magic and breathtaking nature. It might seem like a divine power has had impact on the beautiful scenery and the wild, plain areas. But to follow in the footsteps of a nordic god, that might seem a touch to much even for Iceland, right? Wrong. The region around Thórsmörk will let you see how it is possible to feel like a god on earth.
Thórsmörk – Getting to know Thor
The name of the area has a greater meaning, like it is usual for Icelandic villages, mountains and regions. But Thórsmörk might be one of the ranges in which the name has even more impact on how you see the surrounding nature, especially if you know a bit about nordic history and religion. The name of the location derives from the ancient god Thor, a magical figure who takes place in almost every legend in the nordic faith. As a powerful god, Thor surveils the whole earth, according to the myth. In the case of Thórsmörk, translatable with forest of Thor, the nordic god watches the tale Godaland, the „land of gods“.
Thórsmörk – a Paradise for Hikers
But what exactly is Thórsmörk and why is it worth to be called such powerful names of gods? It is a paradise for hikers. The region features beautiful nature and a wildlife which travelers in the whole wide world dream of. Various hiking routes lead you to the most stunning places in Iceland and to landmarks on the south coast, which is famous for natural sights like the black sand beach or notorious crashed airplane on one of the beaches.
Thórsmörk itself is the upper part of the glaciers, the other part, the valley, is correctly called the „land of gods“. But normally, if you talk about Thórsmörk, you mean the region on the south coast including the geologically interesting area with multiple volcanos and the paradise for hikers.
It seems like the hiking tours in Thórsmörk are trapped between three glaciers, but these powerful natural monuments are not the only landmarks which take your breath away. A visit to the famous waterfall „Seljalandsfoss“ is almost mandatory for every tourist, as it gained fame as the waterfall you can walk behind. While traveling, you will cross multiple rivers, hills and interesting spots for photographs, as the region is known for the diversified scenery.
Furthermore, it is only a stone´s throw from Thórsmörk to the famous volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which caused the air transport to stop for a few days back in 2010 after erupting, including a burst of ashes.
How to get to Thórsmörk
Located on the south coast of Iceland, the region can be reached best by car or bus. As usual, a lot of the landmarks are only reached by hiking, so appropriate clothing is advised. Furthermore, the region with partly plain areas, partly hills and mountains is perfectly suited for an adventure: Driving off-road is a stunning experience you would not want to miss. We would like to invite you to come with us on a Thórsmörk Iceland Jeep tour to travel with style and fun. Our experience can assist you with having the time of your life.