Crossing a river in Þórsmörk, south Iceland.
Þórsmörk is one of the most amazing valley of Iceland, surrounded by rugged and majestic mountains, glaciers and glacial rivers, decorated with small birch woods (the name means “Wood of Þór”, referring to the Norse thunder god Thor).
Þórsmörk is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajökull, Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull.
The valley is closed in between glaciers, Mýrdalsjökull being at the rear end of the valley. This leads to an especially warm climate, better than in the rest of south Iceland. In the protected valley, there is green vegetation of moss, fern, birchwood and other small shrubs. In the valley, the river Krossá winds between the mountains.
Þórsmörk is popular amongst hikers. A lot of different tours are possible, from hiking on the glaciers to trekking (i.e., Laugavegur up to Landmannalaugar) or smaller excursions, such as to the canyon Stakkholtsgjá with its waterfall or treks to the summits of surrounding peaks, with rewarding views.