Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River Tours
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Some of Hengill’s best scenery can be enjoyed on a hike through Reykjadalur, nicknamed “Smoky Valley” for the steam emanating from several thermal springs in the area. From Hvergerði, a gravel trail leads hikers into the valley, and as the trail gradually ascends, the thermal waters become warmer.
The reward for the relatively easy hike is a chance to soak in a thermal river. The point where the thermal water merges with a cold river is one of the best spots, but hikers can head up or downhill to find their perfect temperature. The area has numerous signposted hiking trails, including an hour-long trail that circumnavigates Öklelduhnúkur and another that continues all the way to Þingvallavatn.
The trail begins just 40 minutes outside Reykjavik in the town of Hvergerði.
Address: Reykjavik, Hveragerði, Iceland
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River
During this small-group (only 8 participants per guide), half-day guided tour, you’ll embark on a scenic hike through picturesque Reykjadalur, followed by an optional soak in a thermal hot spring. Escape the capital and enjoy a short drive into the stunning valley in one of the island’s most popular hiking destinations. Then, reward your efforts with a dip in the piping hot river.
Taking safety measures
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Like Ralph Waldo Emerson once said. Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Agenda is as simple as 2 + 2 first we’ll warm up hiking to our farthest destination, before descending into each cave we start with stretching, then exploration time and be ready for some squats, push-ups and more stretching ! More effort you put into these exercises more you’ll see and oh boy take our word for it, there is plenty to see ! Depending on your fit level we’ll see anywhere between 2 to 4 caves. So you’ll get some cardio/ work out day for sure. We do caving often and we know there is nothing better than warm bath after half a day spent underground in humid and cool environment but than again bath sounds sooo boring. Unless you are in Iceland where you can just simply submerge yourself in a natural hot geothermal stream... Found in a beautiful valley up in the mountains, enjoining tasty Icelandic style hot dog prepared with a help of hot springs!
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Are you an adventure person? Do you want to experience Iceland with local, who is truly passionate about this country? Is the walk not enough for you? If you answered YES, then we make a perfect match! Hot River in Reykjadalur is one of my favourite places to go when I have free time. Photography is all my life and I am over the moon each time I have opportunity to take some photos! I focus on emotions, people and relations as well as documentary aspect of the whole trip. Remember to take with you: - good shoes -appropriate clothing - swimwear - towel Isn't it better than a frigde magnet?
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Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Take your faith in your own hands. Use G spot Iceland guides experience and create exciting tour that suits you most. You can choose from wide range of options: adventure, adventure or adventure…. Despite your choice we would be looking for an adventure ! Hikes, 4x4 off roading, caving, fishing, bathing in hot springs, troll & elves hunt expeditions - it's up to you. Trip will be personalised and configured according to your interests, expectations, fit and experience. You'll decide on the final plan and considering many different factors including weather we will do our best to make it happen. This way you will get chance to explore Iceland the way you want in comfortable conditions with knowledgeable G spot guide that would tell you all about places of visit as well as about Iceland itself. Just choose from places we have listed, your own or contact us for tailored offer. And remember Iceland is beautiful as much as dangerous that said our priority will always be your safety.
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What's the best way to experience Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River?
The best ways to experience Reykjadalur Hot Spring Thermal River are:
- Hiking in Reykjadalur Valley - Hot River | Small Group
- Hot and cold G spots challenge
- Hot River Private Photo Experience
- 3hr Volcanic Springs ATV Adventure from Reykjavik