Thorsmork is a mountain ridge name after the Norse god Thor which is situated in the south of Iceland between the glaciers Tindfjallajokull and Eylafjallajokull. The name Thorsmork properly refers only to the ridge, but as come to refer to the wider area which includes the region between the ridge and Eylafjallajokull and encompasses the rivers of Krossa, Pronga and Markarfljot.
The mighty glacier-capped volcano Eyjafjallajokull is the one that caused all the disruption in air traffic in 2010 when it erupted and sent ash clouds high into the atmosphere. Renowned for having an unpronounceable name as well as for causing all that trouble, you'll ride past one of the lava streams that flowed from it all those years ago.
Thorsmork nature reserve is one of the most popular areas in Iceland for hiking and has a unique climate amidst the protected valley. There's no better way to explore it than on a native Icelandic horse.
This ride is a short break for those who want to add an adventurous ride to an extended itinerary in Iceland. With comfortable accommodation and up to 7 hours in the saddle, you cram a lot of enjoyment into a short space of time on this trail.