Þórsmörk is a mountain range located in the highlands of Iceland between the glaciers Tindafjallajökull and Eyjafjallajökull. Þórsmörk is very rich of vegetation, the reason why is because the valley is closed in by glaciers which makes the climate warmer than in other areas in the highland.
Þórsmörk is one of the most popular hiking areas in Iceland but the landscape is out of its league surrounded by catastrophic and elegant mountains, glaciers and glacier rivers in combination with the black desert and the green moss.
Þórsmörk offers hikes for everyone, both short and longer hikes with magnificent scenery on the way. The most popular hiking trails are well market and it is recommended to stay on this trails for your own safety and protection of the nature.
Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls are the two most popular hiking trails in Iceland and they both end in Þórsmörk. Laugavegur is a 55km long hike that starts in Landmannalaugar and ends in Þórsmörk. The hike usually takes about 4-5 days. Fimmvörðuháls is the area between Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. The 25km hike usually starts at Skógarfoss, goes through the Fimmvörðuháls area and ends in Þórsmörk.
Accommodation in Þórsmörk needs to be booked in advance, there is a choice of a small hut, a private room or a dormitory. Camping is also available in Þórsmörk and doesn't have to be booked in advance.
The roads to Þórsmörk are impassable during winter time but are open from 1.May - 15. October.
In the summer a special 4X4 bus goes daily to Þórsmörk, if you have a 4X4 vehicle it is possible to drive by yourself but crossing rivers is needed.
Please check weather and road conditions before travelling in the highlands of Iceland here and read more about Driving in Iceland.
It is of course possible to hike to Þórsmörk from either Skógar or Landmannalaugar. In winter special 4x4 tours are available to Þórsmörk.