Reykjadalur Hot Springs2212 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Reykjadalur Hot Spring Trailhead, Reykjadalur, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hiking Trail, Hot Spring, Family And Kids
‘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 Travel Tips
- Stay on the path as there is a real danger of falling into a mud pool.
How to Reach Reykjadalur Hot Springs
- Drive to the trailhead then walk up the valley.
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41.74% 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