"Hiking outside Reykjavik in Hveragerđi" Reykjavík Sports & Outdoors Tip by croatia2006

Reykjavík Sports & Outdoors: 5 reviews and 4 photos


Unique geothermal area!

Walking trails around Hveragerđi and vicinity are innumerable so everyone should be able to choose a trail according to one?s interest and ability. The Hengill area is a vast outdoor area where hiking trails have been marked. The hiking trails in the valleys vary in levels of difficulty and length.

A hiking map of the area has been published and it?s available at tourist information centres.

We bought the map from Reykjavik city centre tourism office where they also helped us with bus timetables to reach the place. We had wonderful one day tour coming back to Reykjavik for the night. We hardly saw any other tourists, the views were incredible, passing the rivers and climbing up the hills was challenging enough (not too hard!).

I can recommend this everyone in normal health condition - and if You are travelling during summer time, I suppose these trails are not available in winter...

Equipment: Remember to take something to eat and drink with You. It is great to have the lunch in remote nature next to hot springs, hills and rivers.

There is also a possibility to swim in springs, so take Your swimming suit and towel:)

Address: About 40 km from Reykjavik
Directions: You can easily reach the area by bus from Reykjavik bus station. Schedules: http://www.bsi.is/ (to the south to this area, choose company Pingvallaleid)
Theme: Hiking

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2007
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