Drive from hotel
Hard – 4×4 Car
Þórsmörk – the Valley of Thor – is an incredible nature reserve located only 1 hour from Hotel Rangá. We highly recommend that all of our guests take a Super Jeep tour to visit this wonderful place. Þórsmörk is known for its sheer beauty – the reserve is a study of contrasts. The valley features not only dark black sand but lush green moss cut through with glacial rivers. In the distance, visitors can see a backdrop of glaciers including Eyjafjallajökull glacier volcano.
Þórsmörk is also known for its great hiking trails and offers photographers some amazing opportunities to get the perfect shot. Experienced hikers are able to tackle the difficult but rewarding Fimmvörðuháls and Laugavegur routes. Super Jeep tours are a great option for visitors who want to experience a little bit of everything that the area has to offer. Local guides will show you the best parts of Þórsmörk and take you on shorter hiking routes.
The Þórsmörk nature reserve is open to all visitors from May to mid October. It is important to note that 4×4 Super Jeeps are required to access the area due to river crossings. During the winter months, visitors are only able to access Þórsmörk as guests on a Super Jeep tour. This is due to weather conditions which affect the road into the reserve.
FAQ about Þórsmörk
A nature reserve nestled in the southern Icelandic highlands. The area is filled with amazing natural beauty and fantastic hiking routes. Þórsmörk is a popular destination for photographers – there are many opportunities to get some incredible photographs.
It is only possible to drive to Þórsmörk in a 4×4 Super Jeep. Please do not attempt to drive to the nature reserve in a normal SUV. There are several river crossings that can be quite dangerous. There are numerous Super Jeep tours that will take you to Þórsmörk nature reserve. We highly recommend these tours – local guides will show you the best that Þórsmörk has to offer. Please contact the Hotel Rangá reception to book a Super Jeep tour to Þórsmörk.
We work with local tour companies that offer tours to Þórsmörk on daily basis. Each tour is lead by a local guide who knows the nature reserve in and out. The tours are a very popular with our guests. Please contact the Hotel Rangá reception to see which tours are available.
Distances from Þórsmörk
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It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive from Hotel Rangá to Þórsmörk. However, unless you have a 4×4 Super Jeep, please do not attempt to drive yourself. There are tours available to Þórsmörk that go on daily basis.
It takes approximately 3 hours to drive from Reykjavík to Þórsmörk. However, unless you have a 4×4 Super Jeep, please do not attempt to drive yourself. There are tours available to Þórsmörk that go on daily basis.