Eyjafjallajökull & Þórsmörk
A day trip to the highlights of the Icelandic South Shore driving the Arctic Trucks.
With you behind the wheel of the Arctic Truck we take the main road east through the mountains of Helliðsheidi plateau and drive along the south coast passing small Icelandic farms all the way to the foot of the world famous Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The first stop is at the popular sight Seljalandsfoss waterfall where the brave ones can take a walk behind the waterfall as it falls from the very high cliffs.
From the waterfall, we take a gravel road and drive between two glaciers on the rutted tracks and crossing few unbridged glacier rivers before we arrive at Þórsmörk valley at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Katla volcano. It is impossible to reach the wally on a regular vehicle, the guide teaches you how to cross the rivers on the super jeep and why we need to deflate the tires of the truck on the way.
In Þórsmörk valley we make stops at Gígjökull outlet glacier and Stakkholtsgjá canyon to explore it´s hidden waterfall.
Optional hiking tours in the valley or more driving on the rough tracks, all depending on your wishes!
This tour offers self-drive adventure, waterfalls, rivers, rutted tracks, famous Eyjafjallajokull glacier and volcanoes… what more can you ask for in one day?
- The Arctic Trucks vehicle and a guide/instructor.
- Fuel is not included in the price.
- Warm outdoor clothing
- Your driver licence
- Good shoes
- Snacks for the day
How do we get there?
Pick up at 08:30 from your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavík.