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The Best Hiking Trails in Hveragerði, South (Iceland)

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Photo of The Reykjavegur trail - part 1 - From Nesjavellir power station to road nr.1 Photo of Hengill 803m hiking to the top 17.10.2020 Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop
  • Distance
    6.71mi
    Elevation +
    2572f
    TrailRank
    48| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop Photo of Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) - hot river bathing - Grænsdalur loop

    First off, this is an amazing hike just 45min drive from Reykjavik, if you have the time, definitely do it. Start the hike at the Dalakaffi parking spot. I've seen people walk to the warm river in Flip-flops but for t...

    Good trail
    Jon Bjarnason
    Really nice hike! Went to the warm river by following the “tourist-highway” . Lovely to go back the other way around. Be...
    Andreas5800
    Great hike, it's a must for everyone.
    Norbert Zoho
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  • Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

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    Distance
    7.24mi
    Elevation +
    1178f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel Photo of Sel-Grensdalur-Reykjadalur-Sel

    This track starts at the school hut of the Junior College in Reykjavík; Menntaskólasetrið. It leads up the valley Grensdalur, where there are numerous hot springs, mud puds and colorful precipitation in the soil. The tra...

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  • Distance
    4.69mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 4.92
    Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike Photo of Hveragerdi Reykjadalur hot river hike

    Source: afar.com ICELANDIC HOT SPRING RIVER HIKE The town of Hveragerdi, 40 minutes west of Reykjavik is known for it's intense geothermal activity. I read online (thanks wikitravel) that about an hour's hike north o...

    Great experience in the snow. Got quite lucky with the weather, clear sky. May be quite tricky if visibility isn't good.
    Fen Ferreira
    Super cadre de rando ! Et la fin avec le baignade est super !!
    Pohu
    Great hike, with a hot bath in the river...just arrive early to be alone
    Trodonski
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  • Distance
    9.00mi
    Elevation +
    1923f
    TrailRank
    45| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur Photo of Hengill: Sleggjubeinadalur - Skeggi - Innstidalur

    This trail starts at Sleggubeinadalur near geothermal plant at Hellisheiði. It takes you up Húsmúli to Skeggi or Vörðu-Skeggi, the highest peak in the Hengill area, 803 meters high. The trail has sticks to show you the c...

    Skemmtileg leið, auðvelt að flygja trackinu.
    Annasiggaarnar
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  • Distance
    9.29mi
    Elevation +
    2556f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 3.33
    Photo of Hveragerði - Reykjadalur - Ölkelduháls - Nesjavellir Photo of Hveragerði - Reykjadalur - Ölkelduháls - Nesjavellir Photo of Hveragerði - Reykjadalur - Ölkelduháls - Nesjavellir

    I did this hike with a group of hikers called Vesen & Vergangur early october 2015. The trail will guide you through a extremely hot and colorful area. There is a possibility to take a bath in a warm lake after just abou...

    Mjög falleg leið
    Bryndis Einarsdóttir
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  • Distance
    10.86mi
    Elevation +
    2464f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hveragerði - Hellisheiði - Hellisheiðarvirkjun Photo of Hveragerði - Hellisheiði - Hellisheiðarvirkjun Photo of Hveragerði - Hellisheiði - Hellisheiðarvirkjun

    This is a 17 km. hike from Hveragerði to Sleggjubeinsdalur, home to the geothermal power plant Hellisheiðarvirkjun, through a geothermally active area. There are hot spring creeks that are ideal for bathing in on the tra...

    Mjög skemmtileg leið fjölbreytt og krefjandi
    agusta.jonsdottir
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  • Reykjadalur - Grænsdalur

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    Distance
    6.84mi
    Elevation +
    1260f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 3.67
    Photo of Reykjadalur - Grænsdalur Photo of Reykjadalur - Grænsdalur Photo of Reykjadalur - Grænsdalur

    This trail starts just north of Hveragerdi. It is on very clear paths and goes along a geothermal area, be careful to not walk into a hot spring. We went as far as we could in Reykjadalur to look at a nice waterfall. It ...

    Il faut faire cette boucle plutôt que le simple aller retour le long de la rivière chaude car la branche est est riche e...
    Favre Jean-Pierre
    I really recormmend doing this trip, instead of taking the shortest rute to the hot river! We did this trip in Februa...
    v624
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  • Hengilsvæði 03.04.2011

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    Distance
    9.21mi
    Elevation +
    1985f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Hengilsvæði 03.04.2011 Photo of Hengilsvæði 03.04.2011 Photo of Hengilsvæði 03.04.2011

    Practice hiking before Mt. Hvannadalshnjúkur with the GoWest-group. 10 of us and the dog Birta, did this circle in the east part of the Mt. Hengill area. Weather was outstanding, temp. around 0-2°C, calm and sunny. Great...

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  • Distance
    7.69mi
    Elevation +
    1660f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Hveragerđi- Grændalur - Reykjadalur - Hveragerði Photo of Hveragerđi- Grændalur - Reykjadalur - Hveragerði Photo of Hveragerđi- Grændalur - Reykjadalur - Hveragerði

    Roundtrip starting and ending at golf course in the right side of the valley pathless um to a wonderful geothermal area. Then down to the stream, cross and follow the sheep track in the other side. Turn left up to Dalska...

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  • Skeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill

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    Distance
    9.18mi
    Elevation +
    2297f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Skeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill Photo of Skeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill Photo of Skeggi, Innstidalur, Hengill

    Wonderful hike. Impressive landscape and views. Went up from the power plant and then left when we were at the pass above the hot springs. On the way down towards Innstidalur, i recommend walking the hot springs by the c...

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  • REYKJADALUR

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    Distance
    4.90mi
    Elevation +
    1352f
    TrailRank
    34| Rating 5.0
    Photo of REYKJADALUR

    a 3 km hike uphill (and 3 downhill) to get to the hotspots in the river. there are longer hikes arround there, but this is the shortest one to the warm water :) there is a small river you will have to cross with your bar...

    Great views, stunning geothermal areas and at the end you find yourself sitting in hot river among snow-covered hills. F...
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  • Hveragérdi hot Springs

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    Distance
    4.66mi
    Elevation +
    873f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo of Hveragérdi hot Springs Photo of Hveragérdi hot Springs

    Short and easy track from Hveragerdi Bus Stop (close to the Ring Road) to the natural hot springs. Easy trekking, low hills. You can take a bath at the same river, once you pass the hot steams. From the bus stop, it t...

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  • Reykjadalur: 30 AUG 2009 12:14

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    Distance
    1.13mi
    Elevation +
    20f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Reykjadalur: 30 AUG 2009 12:14 Photo of Reykjadalur: 30 AUG 2009 12:14 Photo of Reykjadalur: 30 AUG 2009 12:14

    Hellisheiði, Reykjadalur. Easy walk down to valley "Reykjadalur". 100 meters downhill to the steaming walley with steamholes, hotsprings and hotriver. An exellent place for taking hot bath 38°-39° Celsius. Part of a hiki...

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  • Hengill 2020.07.26

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    Distance
    10.00mi
    Elevation +
    2776f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Hengill 2020.07.26 Photo of Hengill 2020.07.26 Photo of Hengill 2020.07.26

    Hiking Hengill Mt. including crossing Innstidalur Valley. Going to the summit of Hengill Mt. and returning. It would be a much shorter hike if starting the hike from a parking lot at the Hellisheidarvirkjun Power Plant p...

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  • Hveragerði - Hot Spring Walk

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    Distance
    8.39mi
    Elevation +
    1690f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Hveragerði - Hot Spring Walk Photo of Hveragerði - Hot Spring Walk Photo of Hveragerði - Hot Spring Walk

    A 3 km path leading to natural hot springs. The path continues to different destinations, one to the lake up north and one to the mountain top.

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  • Distance
    4.25mi
    Elevation +
    518f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Hveragerði in stead of Hotspring tour. Photo of Hveragerði in stead of Hotspring tour. Photo of Hveragerði in stead of Hotspring tour.

    The hot spring tour was prohibited today due to early spring. Therefore we chose to make an other round which was beautiful and did not disturb nature. Last end was with the car I forgot to shut off recording sorry.

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  • Hveragerði - 2

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    Distance
    6.76mi
    Elevation +
    1119f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Hveragerði - 2 Photo of Hveragerði - 2 Photo of Hveragerði - 2

    This is part 2/2 of the route. Trail not always clear. Wetlands. Quite difficult terrain. You need good shoes and be prepared for bad weather! There is one river crossing that might be a bit difficult. You might wa...

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  • Lambafell

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    Distance
    5.13mi
    Elevation +
    1404f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Lambafell Photo of Lambafell

    Up to Lambafell, shortest route straight up. Very steep and loose rocks/gravel but with patience, it worked. We followed the ridge to the last peak, and mostly followed the lava on the west side on the way back. Very nic...

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  • Reykjadalur

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    Distance
    5.13mi
    Elevation +
    1194f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo of Reykjadalur Photo of Reykjadalur Photo of Reykjadalur

    A simple but beautiful walk there and back. And even if you don't like bathing in the river, it is still nice to put your feet in it.

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  • Gamli Kambavegur

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    Distance
    8.74mi
    Elevation +
    1260f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Gamli Kambavegur Photo of Gamli Kambavegur Photo of Gamli Kambavegur

    Follow the old Kambar road and then follow the trail which is very well marked and easy to follow. Quite popular path.

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