Pre-Program for Nature Lovers: The Icelandic Highlands (Þórsmörk)
Hike among the beauty and drama of Iceland’s famous volcanic highlands in Þórsmörk on this four-day tour.
Spend a night in Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík
Enjoy two nights in the Icelandic Highlands of Þórsmörk
Visit Gullfoss waterfall and the UNESCO-listed Þingvellir National Park
Receive insight into local agriculture during a visit to Friðheimar greenhouse
Available all Year
Planned Pre-Program itinerary
Day 1: Overnight in Reykjavík
Upon arriving in Iceland’s capital, check in to your hotel. If there’s time, we recommend making the most of the numerous things to see and do in this charming city.
Day 2: Reykjavík to Þórsmörk
After breakfast, you will begin your two-day tour of Þórsmörk in the Highlands. We will pass through dramatic landscapes on the way to our first tour stop, the Kerið Crater. You’ll see steaming hot springs as we enter the Geysir Geothermal Area, where the stunning Strokkur geyser spouts. After lunch, we’ll head to the double cascades of Gullfoss, known as the ‘Golden Waterfall.’ Then we’ll drive into the volcanic highlands for a cozy night at Þórsmörk, including dinner.
Day 3: Þórsmörk
Enjoy a full day in Þórsmörk, often considered the most beautiful area in Iceland. Surrounded by glaciers and steep mountains covered in birch trees, Þórsmörk features breathtaking scenery in every direction. On the way back, stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Again, you will stay overnight at your hotel in Þórsmörk.
Day 4: Return to Reykjavík
After breakfast, depart from your hotel and enjoy the remote and unique highlands on the way to Þjórsárdalur Valley, where you will visit hidden gems. Visit Háifoss and Hjálparfoss Waterfalls and the beautiful Gjáin Valley. Next, we’ll stop at the Friðheimar tomato greenhouse for a fascinating glimpse into Icelandic agriculture and horse breeding. You’ll enjoy a tomato-themed lunch at their restaurant. The last stop on your tour is the UNESCO-listed Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, with stunning views of the vast lava plain filled with wildflowers. Then we’ll take you straight to the pier in Reykjavík in time for embarkation.
Please note that the order of sites we visit may vary.
One night at a hotel in Reykjavík, with breakfast.
Two nights at a hotel in Þórsmörk, with half board.
A professional English-speaking driver/guide during the tour to Þórsmörk.
Lunch or lunchbox (x3).
Dinner at the hotel in Reykjavík, drinks, and gratuities.
Remarks and requirements
The tour starts four days before embarkation in Reykjavík.
Moderate to difficult, includes substantial walking over uneven and sometimes slippery terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
We recommend proper walking shoes and waterproof clothing.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to six weeks before departure.