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Reykjadalur Hike

From £83 pp

Iceland, Reykjavik

1 Day

Private or Group Experience

Reykjadalur Hike

What You'll Do

Enjoy a beautiful hike through Iceland's Steam Valley, admiring the stunning landscape. Along the way you will see boiling mud pools and steaming hot springs, bright blue gems in the verdant green valley, and then take a swim in the wonderfully warm geothermal river to relax before your return back to Reykjavík.

You will be picked up from your accommodation at 09.00 for your adventure to begin. You will be driven from Reykjavík to Hveragerði, around a 40 minute drive, where the Reykjadalur Steam Valley is found.

From there, you will begin your hike through the colourful geothermal area, led by your local guide, reaching the wonderfully warm river after around an hour’s walk.

Along the trail you will see boiling mud pools and steaming turquoise hot springs as the trail leads you beside a stunning waterfall and through the lush meadows, at some points you may be enveloped by steam from the geothermal springs in this magical valley.

When you arrive at the river there will be plenty of time for a wonderfully warm relaxing soak, and then continue on a moderate hike with a good rest at the top, before your walk back down once again through the stunning landscape. 

This off the beaten track hike is one not to be missed. It allows you to immerse yourself in Iceland’s nature, allowing  you to appreciate its unique beauty.

Experience
Highlights

A unique swim in a geothermal river

Beauitful hike through Iceland's nature

Admire the vibrant landscape like never before

Your Local Host:

Helga

I am a geologist with a doctorate in micropaleontology, with a special emphasis on past climatic and oceanic changes. Meeting people from all over the world and sharing the beautiful nature that exists in abundance in Iceland is my passion.

Location Information

You’ll be collected by your driver and guide from your accommodation and taken to the beginning of the hiking trail.   The hike will take you on a trail up the Rjúpnabrekkur Ptarmigan slopes, leading to Reykjadalur hot steam valley with its vibrant natural landscape in the beautiful South of Iceland. 

  • Pick up at your accomodation
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport
  • Drop off at your accomodation

FAQs

You will be dropped back at your accomodation at approximately 3pm

You will be picked up from your accomodation at 9am and dropped back at 3pm, so all together it should take 6 hours.

Walking boots or sturdy trainers, you will be walking on natural trails and inclines. Wear layers and a waterproof coat in the winter. Bring swim wear and a towel with you.

Suitable clothing and footwear for a hike, bring swimwear and a towel, water and snacks for during the walk. There is also a cafe on the way up where drinks and snacks can be purchased.