Relaxing 4-Hour Hike to Reykjadalur Valley With Hot Spring Tour from Hveragerdi
Go on a breathtaking journey with this four-hour hike to Reykjadalur valley, and end it with a relaxing dip in a hot spring. The tour is perfect for nature lovers who’d love a mix of beauty, adventure, and comfort on their trip.
Your trip begins in Reykjadalur Skali’s parking area, where you’ll meet your experienced guide. The parking lot is only an eight-minute drive from Hveragerdi, also known as the “Hot Spring Town” of Iceland. Meanwhile, it’s only 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Reykjavik.
The tour package does not include a free transfer from Reykjavik or other nearby places. If you need one, you can choose it as an add-on.
Wear warm-layered, wind and rainproof clothing to prepare for your guided tour. You’ll be taking a dip at a hot spring, so bring a bathing suit you can change into and a towel. Also, since you’ll be hiking, wear a pair of hiking boots with good ankle support, and bring some water and snacks.
Since this is a guided tour, you’ll get instructions and information from your guide before starting your journey. Once everyone’s ready, you and your group will begin your one-hour hike to the valley.
Reykjadalur, or the “Steam Valley,” is located in South Iceland and is one of the most famous places in the municipality of Olfus. Aside from the beautiful views, Reykjdalur is an active geothermal area.
The valley is filled with geothermal hot springs, hot rivers, and mud pools. While on a trek, you may see hot steam from mud pools and even some patches of silicon and sulfur. Make sure to get your camera ready to capture these fantastic views.
Once you reach your destination, you’ll take a dip at Reykjadalur’s geothermal hot springs. There are no dressing rooms in the area, but there are privacy barriers you can use to change into your bathing suit.
Reykjadalur’s river has just the ideal temperature for geothermal bathing in Iceland. As you go up, the water gets hotter, while going down, it gets cooler.
Hot springs in Iceland are famous, even among the locals, so it can get crowded. If a few other people share the site, however, you have an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with Icelanders and other travelers as you relax.
The tour lasts up to four hours so you can take your time in the hot spring, away from the busyness of life. Once you’re done, you’ll return to Reykjadalur Skali and officially end the tour.
Lunch is not included in this Iceland tour, so you can bring packed food or pay for it as an add-on. Also, since you’ll be seeing the beautiful nature of Iceland, don’t forget to bring a camera or a phone to take pictures.
Don’t miss this fantastic experience of going on a hike at Reykjadalur valley, and end it on a relaxing note by taking a dip in its hot springs. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Good to know
- Pickup from your accommodation and lunch is only available as add-ons.
- If your hike is canceled by the tour operator due to bad weather conditions, you can rebook the tour or refund your money.
- The hike is ranked easy and family-friendly.