Pre-Programme for Nature Lovers: The Icelandic Highlands (Þórsmörk)
Hike among the beauty and drama of Iceland's famous volcanic highlands in Þórsmörk on this 4-day tour.
Spend a night in Iceland's cosmopolitan capital, Reykjavík
Enjoy two nights in the Icelandic Highlands of Þórsmörk
Visit Gullfoss waterfall and UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park
Get an insight in local agriculture during a visit of Friðheimar greenhouse
Available all year
Planned itinerary Pre-programme
Day 1: Overnight in Reykjavík
Upon arrival in Iceland's capital, you'll check in to your hotel. If there's time, why not explore the many things to see and do in this charming city.
Day 2: Reykjavík to Þórsmörk
After breakfast, you'll begin your two-day tour of Þórsmörk in the Highlands. We'll pass through dramatic landscapes on the way to our first tour stop – the Kerið Crater. You’ll see the steaming hot springs as we enter the Geysir Geothermal Area, where the stunning Strokkur geyser spouts. After lunch, we head to the double cascades of Gullfoss, known as the 'Golden Waterfall'. Then we'll drive up into the volcanic highlands for a cosy 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, the scenery in Þórsmörk offers a breathtaking view 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 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 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 we may visit sites in a different order.
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.
3 x lunch or lunchbox.
A greenhouse visit.
Dinner at the hotel in Reykjavík, drinks and gratuities.
Remarks and requirements
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.
Proper walking shoes and waterproof clothing recommended
If the minimum number of participants is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip up to six weeks before departure.