Information about Hveragerði

Hveragerði is a town and municipality in the southwest of Iceland, around 45 km from the capital Reykjavik. Around 2300 people live in Hveragerði. The river Varmá runs through it. The town is well known for its greenhouses and strong geothermal activity, in particular the nearby Reykjadalur valley.

In the scenic Reykjadalur ('Steam Valley') you have the hot water stream falling down the slopes of the valley. The mountain range is ideal for relaxing and the valley offers a rich variety of hot pools and geothermal springs. It is also possible to have a dip in the river.

There are nice botanical areas and parks in the town, many recreational activities are available, excellent hiking trails as well as nice hotels and a camping ground. A number of museums can be found, such as the Árnesingar art museum. The town hosts an annual culture and family festival in August.

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Attractions nearby Hveragerði

Reykjadalur

Reykjadalur ('Steam Valley') is a highly scenic valley innermost of Hveragerdi town. As the name of the valley implies, this is a geother...

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Hengladalsá

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Hellisheiði

  Hellisheidi is a lava plateau east of Reykavik, approximately 380 m high. Iceland's main highway, Route 1 passes through it, leading east....

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Ingólfsfjall

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Bromr. Ingólfsfjall is a 551 metre (1807 feet) tall tuff mountain, named after the country&rsquo...

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Ring Road

Iceland has one main ring road: Route 1. This ring road goes all around the island and is 1332 km long (828 miles). The road connects the capital, Rey...

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The Geothermal Energy Exhibition

Photo from the Geothermal Exhibition The Geothermal Energy Exhibition is an interactive museum on Iceland’s volcanic processes at Hellisheið...

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Hellisheiðarvirkjun

The Hellisheidi Power Station is the largest geothermal powerstation in Iceland and the second-largest in the world. The power station is located by...

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Raufarhólshellir

Photo from The Lava Tunnel | Raufarholshellir Caving Tour Raufarhólshellir is the fourth longest lava tube in Iceland at 1,360 metres (4,...

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Selfoss (town)

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Nesjavallavirkjun

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Gretar Ivarsson. Nesjavallavirkjun is a geothermal power station in southwestern Iceland, operated by O...

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Nesjavellir

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Þrengsli and Þrengslavegur

Þrengslavegur is a road in Iceland that connects Route 1 to the towns along the southern coastline, whereas Þrengsli is a picturesque...

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Kristnitökuhraun

Kristnitökuhraun is a lava field to the west of Hellisheiði plateau in southwest Iceland. The lava field formed during an eruption in the ye...

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Eyrarbakki

Eyrarbakki is a fishing village in south Iceland with a population of around 570 people, located at the end of the great Þjórsá&nb...

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Kerið

Photo from Minibus tour of the Golden Circle | The Classic Sites and Kerid Crater. Kerið is a volcanic crater lake in Grímsnes, South...

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Þorlákshöfn

  Thorlakshofn is the main town of the Olfus district in South Iceland, located on the South Shore. It has a population of about 1400 people and...

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Ölfus

  Olfus is a area in Arnessysla county, with its boundaries at Olfusa in the east and the Hellisheidi plateau in the west. The landscape of Ol...

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Arnarker

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Stokkseyri

Stokkseyri is a village of about 445 people in South Iceland, founded on the great Thjorsarhraun lava. In former times Stokkseyri was an important fis...

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Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is a 300 km route to the 3 most popular natural attractions in Iceland. The Golden Circle consists of Geysir, Gullfoss and Thingvell...

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Tours near Hveragerði

The Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon | Day Tour of the Famous Sites

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The Golden Circle Day Tour | With Horse Riding in a Geothermal Area

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3-Hour Horse Riding & Hot Springs Tour

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2-Hour Horse Riding | Heritage Tour

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Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hiking Tour

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Horse Riding & Whale Watching Day Tour

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Horse Riding in Reykjadalur Valley | Hot Springs Day Tour

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1 Hour Horse Riding Tour | Countryside Charm

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Horseback Riding & Geothermal Pool | Day Tour

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3 Hours Horse Riding | Meadows & Mountains

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1-Hour Horse Riding, Lunch & Geothermal Pool | Midwinter Warmth

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Golden Circle Day Tour with Raudholar Red Hills

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2-Hour Horse Riding Tour | Elves & Mysteries

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Horse Riding & Puffins | Day Tour

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Walk Through Ice and Fire | Glacier Hiking and Hot Springs | Medium Difficulty

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Thorsmork Super Jeep Day Tour

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Horse Riding on a Beautiful Beach | Day Tour

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Classic Golden Circle Day Tour | Sightseeing from a Land Cruiser

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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour

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Golden Circle Express with Reykjavik Whale Watching

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Golden Circle in a Super Jeep | With Kerid Crater Lake

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West and South Iceland Day Tour | History, Culture and Nature

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Golden Circle | Private Tour with Faxi Waterfall & Kerid Crater

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Golden Circle Private Day Tour | With Optional Snowmobiling Adventure

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Personalised Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Day Tour

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Golden Circle & The Northern Lights | Minibus Tour

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Secrets of the South Coast | Sightseeing & Glacier Hiking Day Tour

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1 Full Day Buggy Adventure Tour from Reykjavík

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Kingdom of Glaciers and Northern Lights | 5-Day Winter Tour

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