U-drive Thorsmörk & Eyjafjallajökull
Departure from Reykjavík. Travel over Hellisheiði pass to Hveragerði and make a detour on the fun 1000 water way track (depending on conditions). Drive through the countryside in the south and your first stop of the day is at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. From there you enter a mountain road that leads into Þórsmörk glacier valley, on the way you cross numerous un-bridged rivers. On the way you should visit Gígjökull outlet glacier from Eyjafjallajökull. Eyjafjallajökull got famous in 2010 when it erupted and caused serious flight delays all around the world. Gígjökull used to be a much bigger glacier outlet and boosted a glacier lagoon in front of it, but during the eruption the glacier changed dramatically and a flood down the glacier washed the lagoon away.
After visiting this former ice lagoon you continue towards the bottom of the valley. At Húsadalur you have a service center with restaurant and information of some short hikes in the area, but to get there you need to cross the powerful Krossá river. On the way to Básar you have Stakkholtgjá, a narrow ravine and it offers a nice 30 min. hike along the stream to a hidden waterfall. After spending some time in Þórsmörk you drive back to the main road and if you like then you can take a detour to Skógafoss waterfall and visit the black beach below.
Price 2017 | jun - aug £ 1003 | sep - nov £ 924 (package for up to 7 persons)
Included: Pick-up and drop-off, GPS coordinates with handpicked scenic routes, booklet with detailed itineraries and Super CDW, lowers self-risk to EUR 500.- per vehicle. Driving distance during the day is approx. 350 km
Not included: Fuel and instructor.
Period: 1 April - 15 November, daily.
Duration: 10-11 hours.
Difficulty rating: 2 out of 5.
Minimum: 2 people.
Vehicle: ISAK 4x4 modified Land Rover Defender with 38-inch tyres, air compressor, VHF long range radio, snorkel and all the extras to venture deep into Icelandic highlands. Fits 7 people without luggage or 5 people with luggage,
Note: Valid driver´s licence and minimum age 25 for driving/renting.
Program can change due to unforeseen road - or weather changes. The distance driven on the tour and the time you spend on it is of course based on how much and for how long you stop during the day. We recommend that you start the tour early in the morning to use the day.
Road to Þórsmörk and Gígjökull glacier can be impassable for a part of the winter. In some cases it is only save to enter this road with at least 2 modified 4x4. Going solo can be dangerous due to icing on the rivers. We cannot guarantee in advance that you can take this track, it entirely depends on conditions for each day.
Other info: Bring warm clothing, water proof jacket and trousers, hat gloves and good trekking boots.
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