Reykjavik, the national capital, is roughly 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the west of Thorsmork, while Hella is 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west.
Don't just limit yourself to Thorsmork, because this region has numerous natural and man-made attractions waiting to be explored. Examples of places within a relatively short distance of Thorsmork are Skeidflotur, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north, and Vik I Myrdal, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.
Travelers looking for some fresh air and thrills can test their limits by signing up for a caving or hiking adventure.
For lots of travellers, visiting new places is as much about the culinary landscape as it is about taking photos of tourist attractions so make sure to try out the food and drinks in the area. Lamb as well as root vegetables such as rutabagas and carrots are ingredients commonly used as components in dishes. Of course no trip to this region would be complete without tasting saltfiskur (dried and salted fish) or harofiskur (jerky type fish). Mondlukaka (almond cake) is a typical final course.
A wise man once said, a ticket to a new place is the only thing you can buy that can make you wealthier. Your time in Iceland will reward you with memories you'll cherish forever.