Žórsmörk, the green and glacial valley

itinerary


Day 1: (Thursday afternoon or evening*)
We will start by fetching you at the Keflavik International Airport as you disembark from your continental Europe to Iceland flight, either in the afternoon, from Copenhagen (Kastrup) or late evening from London (Stansted) and whisk you off to Reykjavik (about 30 miles from the airport). For those arriving early enough, we'll be stopping off on the way at the renowned Blue-Lagoon geothermal power plant and bathing resort for a quick swim and early taste of Iceland.
Overnight place of stay in Reykjavķk or close vicinity.


Friday and Saturday)

Leaving Reykjavķk early in the morning, for our destination which this weekend, will be hiking tour of Žórsmörk, one of Iceland's most renowned beauty spots. Žórsmörk is a sort of enclave surrounded on three sides by spectacular glaciers, and only accessible by (4x4) vehicles which, in order to reach it, have to ford more than 20 brooks and streams!
On our way there, we will start by admiring the Gķgjökull glacial lagoon, explore the majestic Stakkholtsgjį gorge on foot and generally exploring Žórsmörk, starting north of the river Krossį, climbing perhaps the mount Valahnśkur from whose summit one can enjoy a compelling view of the nearby glaciers. Other possibilities include going and marvelling at the bizarre rock formations at Stóriendi, ascending the mount Rjśpnafell and exploring Emstrur or climing the fells of Śtigönguhöfši and Morinsheiši, and generally just exploring the magnificent Žórsmörk valley. Dinner (own cooked!) and overnight stay will be at either one of the fully equipped hiking cabins in the Žórsmörk valley.

Day 4: (Sunday)
Further hiking in Žórsmörk until lunchtime or early afternoon. Return to Reykjavķk, by way of the celebrated Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Selfoss and Hveragerši, the greenhouse village, in the late afternoon.


Duration: 3 days, 2 nights.
Minimum number of passengers: 3 persons Max: 10. (Bigger private groups can be accommodated)
Departures from Reykjavik: Fridays ,or by request, in Summer and autumn only.

The Žórsmörk hiking Tour only: Reykjavķk-
Žórsmörk-Reykjavķk
(3 days,2 nights)
Season:
Validity:
Price:
Autumn
(Sept-Oct.)
Summer
( June-August)


Deposit amount at reservation: 20% ;Single room supplement: +16%
Scheduled departures for 2014 : See schedules

Conditions of sale.

Services included: Four-wheel drive transportation* and guidance, accommodation in comfortable mountain cabin rooms in Žórsmörk, in sleeping bags.
Meals: Full-board (breakfast, picnic lunch & dinner), starting breakfast on day 2, and ending with lunch on day 3 .
*The (4x4) Vehicles generally used:
1 > 4 Passengers : Toyota Landcruiser ; 5 > 10: Ford Econoline,

Necessary gear: Good outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.
Sleeping-bag.(Valtours will provide it if you don't own one).
Also bring your swimsuit.
Operated: April - September. Outside this period as long as the Žórsmörk trail remains open.

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