Hveragerdi, Iceland

Geothermal energy is Hveragerðis lifeblood, and it would be difficult to find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. The geothermal area is fenced off to prevent accidents, and special permission is required to explore the area.

Varmá river flows southeast past Hveragerði. Along its path are two lovely waterfalls: Baulufoss, opposite the Grýla geyser, and Reykjafoss at the landscape garden at Fossflöt.

The swimming pool at Laugaskarð was at one time the largest in Iceland. There are also hot pots, massage pots, a natural steam bath and a fitness facility.

Hveragerði is located just 45 km from Reykjavík, and a great number of vehicles drive by or into Hveragerði every year. From the rim of Kambabrún towering above the town, one can view how Hveragerði spreads out over the 5000-year-old lava field sheltered by a mountain range. Throughout the year plumes of white steam stretch into the sky, which during the summer are joined with the green color of lush vegetation. Trees have thrived over the years in Hveragerði as the green revolution continues to underscore the towns status as a blossoming oasis.

Sights

Horseback Riding

Rides are available summer and winter. This is an exceptional way to explore the surrounding area.

 
South Coast & Thorsmork

Travel by motorcoach to the South Coast area for the day.

 
Super Jeep Tours

There are multiple options to explore the surrounding countryside by Super Jeep.

 
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