The site sits in the southern portion of the country, lying between the glaciers of Eyjafjallajokull and Tindfjallokull.
This picturesque ridge also remains surrounded by three rivers. Locals named these named Prouga, Krossa, and Markarfljot.
Yet another glacier remains at one end of Thorsmork that has the name of Myrdaljokull.
The nature of the landscape makes the region rather popular with hikers and climbers.
Thorsmork Climate and Conditions
The unique conditions present in Thorsmork led to the formation of a climate much more temperate than most of southern Iceland. Within the protection of the valley, vegetation grows in abundance. The most prevalent types of plants include Birchwood, ferns, and moss, along with a variety of small shrubs.
Fed by the melting glaciers, numerous waterfalls developed within Thorsmork. Much of the region was inundated by a layer of volcanic ash in the spring of 2010. This occurred when the nearby volcano Eyjafjallajokull erupted. It required several months before the local climate returned to normal.