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’ 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.
- Stay on the path as there is a real danger of falling into a mud pool.
- Drive to the trailhead then walk up the valley.
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48.59% 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
Boy oh boy was this a hike to remember...going off 36 hours of no sleep straight from the plane to the hike. It was gale winds and driving rain but we did it. Was it worth it? Maybe not, as the water really is only warm near the end of the trail, but if you like hiking in the outdoors this trail really does provide some spectacular sights of a waterfall and the valley.
Its about a 45-50 min walk to the spring. Its absolutely beautiful we got lucky and had mostly sun with a little bit of rain. Pack rain gear either way and bring a pack with some water. Its not absolutely needed but its a decent enough walk that you should.
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.
Great hike. The hot springs do not offer a lot in the way of changing rooms so heads up. Sitting the warm water after a good hike is worth it.
Beautiful spot with a great hike up into the mountains. You can choose how much or little you want to do, but I suggest going to the peak. Great bubbling hot springs and small hot pools. Driving note: google maps sends cars the wrong way, at the breidamork fork stay left, then follow the road to the parking lot. The right-side road is blocked with a boulder.