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Þórsmörk

Þórsmörk, the region west of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier between the rivers Krossá and Markarfljót. Famous for having a great variety of natural features and good weather, and therefore a very popular place for outings.

Protected since 1921, in the care of the Forestry Service. Cabins in the valleys Langidalur and Húsadalur. Campsites in Langidalur, the Össugil canyon in Húsadalur and the canyon Slyppugil.

Valahnúkur, (458 m) is a perfect viewpoint. Skagfjörðsskáli is located by the roots of Langidalur in Þórsmörk not far from Krossá river. The lodge has two floors and it accommodates up to 75 people (in bunkers with mattresses).

There are several beautiful hiking routes from Skagfjörðsskáli. Most people end their "Laugarvegur" hike in Langidalur.

 Landgræsla ríkisins, the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland has restored vegetation on barren land in Þórsmörk.

The road to Þórsmörk is a mountain road marked with F. Please call 1777 or visit (sites might be heavy in download for mobile phones) www.road.is and www.drive.is for road conditions before you go.