Reykjadalur Hot SpringsCurrently Open
- Address: Reykjadalur Hot Spring Trailhead, Reykjadalur, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hiking Trail, Hot Spring, Family And Kids
Reykjadalur Hot Springs - Review
‘Reykjadalur’ means ‘smoking valley’. 45 kilometres out of Reykjavik, the drive to the hot springs alone makes the trip worth it, taking you past some of Iceland’s beautiful landscape. You’ll find the trailhead from where you must hike to the hot springs. The mountain here, Mt. Hengill, is an extinct volcano. From the parking lot at the trailhead you’ll have to hike for about 3 kilometres, past hot springs, mud pools, waterfalls, canyons and gorges. Expect to see some horse manure on the trail. When you reach a wide swathe of green with lots of steaming hot spots, you’re in the valley proper. It’s a place of green grass, aquamarine blue pools, and sulphurous smells. The bathing spots are all on the river, and the further up you go the hotter the water will get. Try and find a shallow lagoon like area for the best experience. And remember to bring your own picnic.
You have the option of heading further into the valley to reach Klambragil canyon.
Reykjadalur Hot Springs Information
- Stay on the path as there is a real danger of falling into a mud pool.
How To reach Reykjadalur Hot Springs by Public Transport
- Drive to the trailhead then walk up the valley.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Reykjadalur Hot Springs
48.5% of people who visit Reykjavik include Reykjadalur Hot Springs in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
49.01% of people start their Reykjadalur Hot Springs visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Reykjadalur Hot Springs
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Reykjadalur Hot Springs
Reykjadalur Hot Springs Trips
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Reykjavik Reviews
What an unique experience soaking in a thermal river. There's a parking lot with bathrooms at the base of the trail. First part of the trail goes straight uphill, but will eventually level off a little. If you hike fast, it'll take you 45 minutes to get to the soaking area. Trail is well maintained and mostly gravel. You get to see a waterfall and pools of bubbling boiling water. Once you get to the area to speak, remember that the more upstream areas are hotter than the down stream one's. Be careful and don't burn yourself!
Amazing place! Takes about an hour to hike up to the creek/stream. Beautiful hike, clear path, not the easiest walk, however so worth the effort. Beautiful water fall on the way up! Once at the hot spring, you will find an awesome thermal spring that is over 100 meters long (4 meters wide) and has a nice wood plank pathway to walk along near waters edge. Beautiful scenery. We spent a couple hours here and thoroughly enjoyed it.
So coo!l Never been to a hot spring before. Pretty nice hike up to the springs, took me 45 min to hike but I go pretty fast so prob an hour for most. The parking lot and road were packed, but the area by the springs is pretty big so there is definitely room to spread out. Bring a towel and crocks are definitely helpful.
We got there around 10:30 and the parking lot was already full. The hike to the hot spring is mainly uphill, so get ready for a good workout. Took about an hour to get to the river. The river is fairly long. Lots of options on where to situate yourself. Water further upstream is almost boiling hot, whereas further downstream is more reasonable. Open area changing. Be careful getting in and out as it is slippery!
A steep walk most of the way, takes about an hour each way. Amazing view once you get up there and then you can relax in the hot spring. Be careful on the way down, especially if it is a wet day, the gravel can get very slippery.