The tour begins with a pick-up from Reykjavik in the morning. Once everyone’s picked up, we’ll start our journey by leaving the city and driving toward the island’s center. Kerlingarfjöll is a rhyolite mountain range surrounded by geothermal fields and a glacial river. This is where two elements come together – volcanic mountains and steaming hot springs against glacial rivers and ice caps.
Our adventure will start at the Highland Base, where we’ll take a short break and prepare for our hike. Highland Base is located right on the edge of Kerlingarfjöll, in the Ásgarður Valley. After, we’ll head to Hveradalir, where we will start the first part of our hike.
Hveradallir, also known as ‘the Valley of the Hot Springs,’ is one of the biggest geothermal valleys in Iceland. Some of the hot springs are better to be admired from a safe distance. The whole valley is surrounded by a picturesque rhyolite mountain range with glacier-covered mountain peaks. It is an amazing sight to see while hiking.
After this 2 km introductory part, we’ll continue to Snækollur, from where we’ll continue our journey for another 6 km.
The total hiking distance for the day is 8 km with an elevation of 500 m. Consider your physical capability to hike this distance through rugged terrain before booking a tour.
In the evening, we’ll return to Reykjavik, filled with impressions of the day. We’ll drop you off at the same location in Reykjavik, where we picked you up.