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Reykjadalur Hot Springs, Olfuss

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Must see · Hot Spring · Nature / Park
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Enjoy the soothing feeling of warm water flowing around as you soak in Reykjadalur Hot Springs. Set within the beautiful Icelandic landscape of bubbling hot pots, mud pools, rocky cliffs, and misty fields with rising steam clouds, this "smoky valley" sits just 40 minutes' drive from Reykjavík. The hike to the springs on gravel paths and duckboards is fairly easy, but you'll still have to watch your step and dress appropriately. Keep an eye for the Djupagilsfoss waterfall as you walk along the canyon. Amenities include restrooms and a cafe near the car park, as well as changing screens near the springs. Before you head to Olfuss, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Olfuss trip planner, to make sure you see all that Olfuss has to offer, including Reykjadalur Hot Springs.
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Reykjadalur Hot Springs reviews

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  • Great experience- sitting in a hot river in the rain. Decking area along the safe bathing area very well maintained with changing areas, make sure you have something waterproof to cover your... 
    Great experience- sitting in a hot river in the rain. Decking area along the safe bathing area very well maintained with changing areas, make sure you have something waterproof to cover your...  more »
  • Took about 90 minutes to hike up. Steep most of the way, take it slow and you'll be fine (unless you're in horrible shape). Be sure to take a towel and a bag to put your swimsuit in. We lucked out... 
    Took about 90 minutes to hike up. Steep most of the way, take it slow and you'll be fine (unless you're in horrible shape). Be sure to take a towel and a bag to put your swimsuit in. We lucked out...  more »
  • This was a great and unique experience for me. The hike was around 4km mainly uphill to get there. I struggle with uphill so I had to take plenty of stops and it took me about 1.5 hours to get there.....  more
    This was a great and unique experience for me. The hike was around 4km mainly uphill to get there. I struggle with uphill so I had to take plenty of stops and it took me about 1.5 hours to get there.....  more »
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  • Incredible, unique and outstanding place🤍 We were so glad we’ve got there! It was a bit cold to undress but still bearable considering the healing warmth of the water. The hike is easy and takes approximately 1hr in one side and around 50 min back. It’s definitely worth it and the place is equipped and very beautiful! Loved it Side note: if you’re visiting this place in a colder season, make sure to leave before the temperature drops because some paths that were wet might get a bit too slippery
  • For a little context. We’re not hikers and this was our first hike off the plane. It was long for us! Some say between an hour to an hour and a half one way, the way back is faster since it’s mostly downhill. Our total time from paying hiking, spending some time in the bath to getting back to our car was a little over 4 hours, so give yourself time. The hike itself is BEAUTIFUL. Sweeping views of Mars! Geothermal activities! It was windy and a bit rainy, so stay warm. The actual baths were pretty warm. Some places were warmer than others. The “privacy” walls are not at all private or blocking from the wind, but I guess better than nothing.
  • Amazing hike. Pretty difficult because of elevation gain but we met a lot of children and older people. Crazy beautiful. The view were fabulous. The river itself was 4 out of 5 because of the crowds. Otherwise it would have have been 5 stars. The hike is worth it by itself.
  • Beautiful trail with a rewarding bath at the end. It took about 55 minutes, we had to cross a few icy and slippery places, but nothing too dangerous, rather fun. The hot spring wasn't as hot as expected, felt like maybe 32°C. Water was very shallow so we didn't stay in for long.
  • Did this hike on the only rainy day of our Iceland trip. I wanted a hot springs experience but one found in nature, not a “resort” feel. This hike was fun, great views the whole way, and the hot spring was so relaxing! One of the highlights of my trip!

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