Hiking and Bathing in Reykjadalur Geothermal Valley - Hot Spring

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Reykjavík
Duration
5 hours
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Easy
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English
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All year

Explore an unbelievable variety of hot pools and geothermal springs on this bathing and hiking tour around the gorgeous Reykjadalur valley, roughly three-quarters of an hour from Iceland's capital. This tour is for anyone willing and able to hike, who would enjoy the otherworldly scenery and experience the relaxing pleasures of Iceland's natural hot pools.  

You will be picked up at your hotel and, after a short 40-minute car ride, you will arrive at Iceland's South Coast, home to the striking landscapes of Reykjadalur valley. You’ll then hike through a colourful geothermal area, making your way past bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs, all the while surrounded by a picturesque view of colourful mountains and green, mossy hills. 

The hike ends at a river where fresh spring water mixes with steaming geothermal water, spouting down the mountain range; thankfully for Icelander's visitors, this creates a spot with the perfect bathing temperature. 

There you will be invited to take a dip in the warm river and relax, surrounded by nothing but the Icelandic nature. Please note that there is really nothing there but nature, no dressing room or showers, so changing will have to take place by the stream itself. 

Reykjadalur, or ‘Steam Valley’ gets its name from the white columns of steam rising from the earth. It is next to Hveragerði town, most famous for its greenhouses. These greenhouses are heated by hot water from the volcanic hot springs and make the town a centre of Icelandic horticulture.

The geothermal energy produced at areas like these have been used for bathing since Iceland was first settled, so this is your chance to take a bath like a true Viking! Put on your hiking boots, pack your swimsuit and join this amazing tour of raw volcanic power! Check booking availability by choosing a date. 

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Pick up and drop off in Reykjavik
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Activities

Hiking
Hot Spring Bathing
Cultural Activity

Attractions

Reykjadalur
South Coast

What to bring

Good hiking boots
Clothes suitable for hiking and warm clothing
Swimsuit & towel
Lunch or Snack
Camera

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