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Thjorsardalur Valley

Thjorsardalur Valley

For this tour we head east from Reykjavik. After a 90-minute drive we reach Thjorsardalur Valley, located in the vicinity of the famous Hekla volcano. The valley was totally devastated by the Hekla eruption in 1104, leaving the whole valley uninhabitable for decades. Many farmsteads were covered in volcanic ash, among them the large medieval farm Stöng, which has been excavated and a replica built nearby.


On this tour we visit the excavation site and the fine replica farm and we view magnificent waterfalls. We will also visit two Game of Thrones locations. If you are interested, we can also visit an energy exhibition in a nearby hydro-electric power station.


This tour can easily be combined with the Golden Circle tour.


Our recommended stops:

  • Stöng Viking farm excavation site

  • Thjodveldisbaerinn - Viking fam replica and Game of Thrones location

  • Hjalparfoss waterfall

  • Gjáin rock formations, river and Game of Thrones location

  • Háifoss waterfall - one of the highest waterfalls in Iceland

Thjorsaralur Valley. Some of our customers call this the Viking Valley tour




Duration: 8 hours

Availability: May 1 - September 30

Departure: At the time of your choosing but no later than 10:00

Private tour for up to 4 persons:

€786 / $837 / £695

RideShare pr. seat:

€262 / $279 / £231

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What is RideShare?

If you are travelling alone or with one or two others, and therefore not filling four seats, and if you are willing to share the ride with others, you can choose the RideShare option.

All RideShare tours will be cancelled if we cannot fill all four seats. We will inform you s soon as all four seats are filled and the tour will proceed as planned. We will also let you know should the tour be cancelled.

All cancelled tours will be refunded in full.

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