Þórsmörk (meaning Thor’s Forest) is an iconic location in the Icelandic interior. At first glance, it may seem like there isn’t much here, but if you are a lover of rugged nature, you can spend several days exploring without getting bored. This area is particularly suitable for more experienced nature enthusiasts. Although there are opportunities for shorter hikes, the true beauty of the area reveals itself on longer treks, pushing your endurance to the limit. You can choose from various canyons, hills, or glaciers, and you can also embark on a longer trek to the newest hills in Iceland, formed during the Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption – Móði and Magni.

There are two campsites in the area, one directly in Þórsmörk and the other, Básar, just across the Krossá river.

You can reach Þórsmörk in several ways. The seemingly easiest way is by car via the F249 road, which starts near the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This route requires crossing several rivers, which can be treacherous and have trapped many vehicles. The last major river is Krossá, which should not be attempted by car; instead, use one of the pedestrian bridges.
Another option is to hike the Fimmvörðuháls trail from Skógar. This 25-kilometer route with a 1400-meter elevation gain takes you between the Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers. It typically takes two days to complete, but the most fit hikers can manage it in a long day.
The third option is the multi-day Laugavegur trek from Landmannalaugar, spanning 60 kilometers. This trek usually takes no less than three days to complete.