Hiking and Bathing in Reykjadalur Geothermal Valley

Explore an unbelievable variety of hot pools and geothermal springs on this bathing and hiking tour of the Reykjadalur valley. This tour is for anyone willing and able to hike, who would enjoy an otherworldly scenery and experience a unique natural phenomenon.

You will be picked up at your hotel and after a short 40 min. car ride you will arrive at Iceland's south coast, where you will find the striking landscape of Reykjadalur valley. You’ll then hike through a geothermal area, make your way past bubbling mud pools and steaming hot springs, 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, to create 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. 

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 which 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. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Mar.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 10:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
What to bring:
  • Good hiking boots

  • Clothes suitable for hiking and warm clothing

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Lunch or Snack

  • Camera

  • You can rent a GoPro camera from us

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