Þórsmörk is the hikers paradise and it is full of numerous trails that gives visitors an amazing panoramic view of the valley. Þórsmörk translates to The Valley of Thor and legend says that Thor the thundergod struck his mighty hammer Mjölnir there and created the dramatic landscape that is all around.
Day 1: Valahnúkur Mountain
Meet your guide at the BSI bus station in downtown Reykjavík at 06:45 and take the highland bus to Þórsmörk, famous for being the final point of Iceland’s Laugavegur hiking trip. Arrive at Básar, your cozy mountain hut, and after lunch, get ready for the day’s hike to the top of Valahnúkur Mountain! This relatively easy trail provides excellent panoramic views of Þórsmörk and the neighboring areas—it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the ridge and see the other mountain huts and campsites. Afterward, descend to Húsadalur and make your way to Langidalur, where you’ll get the opportunity to climb up to the famous Snorraríki cave. Follow the well-marked and accessible trail back to Básar and return just in time for dinner and a deep stretch session.
Elevation: 300 meters (980 feet)
Distance: 7 km (4.3 miles)
Duration: 4 hours
Day 2: Tindfjallahringur
After a nutritious breakfast and some morning stretches, strap on your hiking boots and take on the very popular Tindfjallahringur trail. Tindfjallahringur, or the circle of Tindfjöll mountains, offers some postcard-worthy views. While it does have some steeper sections, technical parts, and narrow paths, the scenery is so good you’ll hardly notice, and the vistas you’ll experience make every bit of effort worthwhile. Return to Básar for dinner and some more evening deep stretches.
Elevation: 500 meters (1,640 feet)
Distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
Duration: 5-6 hours
Day 3: Réttarfell and the return home
After breakfast and some well-deserved morning stretches, pack your bags and get
ready to leave with the highland bus at 15:00. However, before you say goodbye to this Icelandic paradise, enjoy a lovely farewell hike up the nearby Réttarfell mountain.
Elevation: 260 meters (850 feet)
Distance: 4 km (2.5 miles)
Duration: 2-3 hours
Transportation to and from Þórsmörk
All meals during the hike
Accommodation in a cozy dormitory style mountain hut
Shower tickets form the hut