Explore the Forces of Nature: Legendary Þórisjökull and Mount Hengill Tour
Have you heard about the famous Þórisjökull in Iceland? It is a famous glacier and volcano in the western part of Iceland.
Our trip to Þórisjökull is a journey where we take you through the magical land of Iceland, where you will see an enchanting dance of fire and ice. We offer you a chance where you can view all of this beauty through a helicopter tour.
In this blog, we will share with you stories about Þórisjökull and Mount Hengill. Both of these places are one of the most beautiful wonders of the world, located in Iceland.
Why Take a Trip to Þórisjökull & Mount Hengill?
Þórisjökull and Hengill places with a deep history marked with legends. There are very few places in the world that hold the beauty of roaring volcanos and freezing glaciers at the same time.
Tourismiceland will show you an aerial view on this tour, where you will be able to witness miracles of nature, fire & ice, playing together and mesmerizing the human eye.
You can book our Combo Heli Ride from Reykjavik City to Þórisjökull and Hengill.
- Reykjavik City
- Glymur Waterfall
- Reydharvatn Lake
- Þingvellir National Park
- Þingvallavatn Lake (largest lake in Iceland)
- Hengill Geothermal Area
- Hallgrímskirkja Church
- Þórisjökull Glacier
- Hot springs
- Food and drinks
Þórisjökull also (pronounced as θouːrɪs jœːkʏtl) or Thórisjökull Glacier is a word derived from an Old Norse language. This word means “Þóris’s glacier” or “the glacier of Þórr.” The height of the Glacier is around 4,429 feet or 1,350 meters.
You can see this town near the town of Borgarnes. Also, technically, Þórisjökull Glacier is a smaller part of the Langjökull Glacier. Langjökull Glacier itself is the largest glacier in Iceland.
The distance of the Glacier from Reykjavik city is about 73 kilometers( 45 miles).
Another interesting fact about this glacier is that it is a tuya. Tuya means that it is a flat-topped and steep-sided volcano. This makes Þórisjökull Glacier a rare subglacial volcano.
Hengill Geothermal Area
Another important site on this trip is the Hengill volcano. It is a geothermal area found at a distance of about 40 km (25 miles) from Reykjavik. Tourists who explore the Southwest part of Iceland find this active volcano amazing. It is famous for its large number of geysers, mud pools, and hot springs.
The hengill volcanic system is quite intricate, consisting of a central volcano and a ring of smaller volcanoes.
The collision of the European and North American tectonic plates caused the region’s complexity. However, they are currently drifting apart. Nonetheless, it has gone 2,000 years without erupting. The mild geothermal bathing pools in the Hengill geothermal area are a major draw for visitors. They also visit local geothermal power plants to have a better understanding of the renewable energy programs supported by the Icelandic government.
Complete Tour Guide to Þórisjökull and Mount Hengill
As soon as the journey begins, you will be viewing the breathtaking sights of Reykjavik city from the helicopter. The place has colorful rooftops, an aquamarine ocean, lush greens, rocky terrain, rare plants, little islands, and other well-known buildings that will leave you overwhelmed.
When you will have gone halfway to Þórisjökull, you will view the sights of Þingvellir National Park and Þingvellir Lake will catch your attention. Because of the beauty this place holds it is declared as the UNESCO World Heritage. At one point in your tour, you will be able to locate the gaping hole where the tectonic plates once were separated.
If you are taking a Tourismiclenad combination trip, you will actually be stopping in two locations instead of just one. We will make you explore both locations and take in the works of nature there, too.
Taking a tour to a good place once in a while can help you relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Get ready and plan your trip to Þórisjökull and Mount Hengill. We assure you that it will be a lifetime experience for you.