Available from Reykjavik and meet on location. On this tour you will go on an invigorating hike, surrounded by some incredible natural sights. Then all your hard work will be rewarded with a relaxing, natural bath in an incredible hot spring. It’s the perfect way to get a bit closer to nature and experience some of Iceland’s revitalizing volcanic waters.
- Small group experience
- Reykjadalur Valley
- Hellisheidi mountain range
- Bathe in a geothermal river
From Reykjavik: ~6 hours
On location: ~3 hours
*Reykjavik Pick up: From April - Sept the pick up will start at 08:00. From Oct - March the pick up will start at 09:00 (see detailed information on your tour voucher). Note that pickup can take up to 30 minutes.
**Meet on location: If you are meeting us on location then the meeting point is at the N1 Gas Station in Hveragerdi town, click for map. From April - Sept the meeting time is at 09:00. From Oct - March the meeting time is at 10:00.
Included: Guided hiking tour in Reykjadalur Valley, experienced guide and bathing in a geothermal hot river.
Not included: Meals are not included on this tour so please bring a packed lunch. Transportation from Reykjavik is not included but can be purchased along with your tour for 2000 isk (just tick the pick up box in the booking process).
Bring with you: Warm and waterproof outdoor clothing, head-wear, gloves, lunch, snacks, water bottle and last but not least – a bathing suit and towel! Good hiking shoes are recommended.
For further information:
During the winter there might be ice and snow on the hiking path making the hike a little harder. Our guides make sure that everyone is safe and comfortable in these circumstances. We assess the conditions before each tour and provide crampons if necessary.
If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.
Hot spring hunt - Hiking in Reykjadalur Valley
We will begin with a brisk hike up to the Hveradalir valley from the small town of Hveragerdi, which lies around 45km away from Reykjavik. Hveragerdi and the surrounding area is an oasis of natural beauty, lying on top of a geothermal area, which ensures that it is in bloom all year round.
The bubbling hot streams, throw up plumes of white smoke all year round: making it a truly awe inspiring natural wonder, in and of its self. As we hike up the hot river (it takes about 45 minutes): you can drink in the steamy volcanic atmosphere, amongst luscious greenery and stunning Icelandic natural sights. The hike itself is relatively easy and will be of no difficulty for anyone over the age of 10, plus one of our friendly guides will always be on hand to help the less experienced in the group.
Once we reach the spot where the hot and cold springs join together, it’s time to hop in and relax in the incredible, naturally occurring bath. This is truly a once in a lifetime sauna experience: to the backdrop of magnificent natural beauty. Once you have had a good soak, we will make our way back to the town of Hveragerdi: the perfect end to a relaxing day.