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Hot Spring Hike of Reykjadalur Valley

Reykjadalur Valley at the outskirts of Hveragerði boasts stunning natural landscapes.
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Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
5 hours
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Visit the natural hot springs of Iceland on this hiking excursion of Reykjadalur Valley. If you want to follow in the footsteps of Iceland’s settlers and warm your bones outdoors, surrounded by scenic rivulets and waterfalls, this is the tour for you.

Your hot spring adventure begins as you get picked up in the capital city of Reykjavík and driven the short and scenic route towards Hveragerði, where steam rises from beneath the crust of the earth.

Upon arrival, you will leave your transportation behind, lace up your boots and begin your hike through one of the largest geothermal areas in Iceland. The scenery along your route is sure to amaze, as you will trail past small rivers cutting through colourful fields, waterfalls cascading through narrow canyons and stunning red gravel mountains covered with lush vegetation.

The highlight of your hike, however, will be the many facets of geothermal activity that gives the valley its name. Walking along the riverside, you might lose your surroundings for a second as you pass straight through the rising steam that crosses your path.

Once you have taken in the sights of blue rivers, hot pots, soda springs and mud pools, it might be time to bring out your bathing suit and have a dip. Most of the hot pools in the area are of too high temperature to safely bathe in, but the venue of your soak is a beautiful river which cools down the hot water from the pools.

As cold meets hot in this unique and scenic brook, you can locate up and down it to find the spot most fitting to your need for heat. Once you’ve enjoyed the bathing to its fullest, you will hike back to the parking lot and catch your ride back to Reykjavík City, knowing you just had an authentic Icelandic experience.

Don’t hesitate in booking your hot spring hike of Reykjadalur Valley, to experience the geothermal wonders of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.


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Hot Spring Bathing

What to bring

Warm clothes
Good hiking shoes
Bathing suit & towel

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Appropriate hiking clothes and shoes are required for this tour.

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