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Hveradalir

Hellisheidarvirkjun, Hveragerdi, Iceland
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Hot River Hike

This is a lovely hike of moderate difficulty. Beautiful, sweeping views dotted with steamy hot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maggie H
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Closed

I called the tourist center to make sure it wasn’t closed before I made the drive and they told me... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deanna D
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“the river” (31 reviews)
“hot river” (27 reviews)
“long hike” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Hellisheidarvirkjun, Hveragerdi, Iceland
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"lovely hike"
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"hot springs"
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"parking lot"
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"ring road"
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"bring snacks"
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"an absolute"
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"mile hike"
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"geothermal area"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely hike of moderate difficulty. Beautiful, sweeping views dotted with steamy hot springs. Walk by bubbling larger bore holes and their clouds of steam and end at an area set up for bathing in the ‘hot river’. Very nicely set up with...More

Thank Maggie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I called the tourist center to make sure it wasn’t closed before I made the drive and they told me it is now closed forever and you will be fined if they find you out there. Lame and disappointed!

Thank Deanna D
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I drove all the way from Reykjavik today only to find the trail was closed due to overuse. When's it going to open? Who knows? It took me awhile to find someone who knew anything. Right at the roundabout where the Ring Road (main highway)...More

Thank Julia D
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Great walking in all seasons through beautiful scenery to be rewarded with a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs. Not to be confused with Hveradalir in central Iceland which is an altogether different experience. Hveragerði is located just off Highway 1, 45 km to...More

Thank SCRAELING
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Need to see. Like the set for Kubrick's 2001. It is a semi-difficult walk but a great place to catch a rainbow.

Thank Jakub P
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Shelling out around $100 for a basic ticket at the Blue Lagoon is terrible! Leave your wallet behind, pack your knapsack and head off for a memorable journey to the warm river in Reykjadalur. The hike is undoubtedly best when the air is crisp and...More

1  Thank Rande H
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

The hike from the basin of Hveragerdi thermal river to the top is filled with such a vast variety of landscapes, friendly locals and was one of the top experiences we had in Iceland. We didn't really know what we were in for - I...More

3  Thank emillisecond
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We spent a couple of hours hiking here. The geysers are fascinating. Trails in very good shape and easy to walk. Lots of natural beauty and not over run with tourists.

1  Thank Tara E
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

What a fantastic place. We had not even planned to visit here, but upon our arrival in Hveragerdi we got a tourist map and noted this "hot river". So we grabbed a small backpack and some water bottles along with our swimsuits and towels) then...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Hveradalir is a great geothermal area. Beautiful scenic area and a great location for some great pictures

Thank Highlander-GG
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ervipul
9 April 2017|
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Response from Maggie H | Reviewed this property |
It’s hard to explain exactly, I would go into the Hveragerdi info center, they are super nice and will be happy to help you
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Evehartwoman
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Response from Jed S | Reviewed this property |
Hello. First of all, get ready for one of the best trips of your life. That being said, when you enter the town of Hveragerói follow the Main Street all the way through town (you will pass some shops and restaurants). Once... More
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