Hiking tour to Reykjadalur or the Steam Valley

Reykjadalur Hike

Tour duration

6 hours


March – October



On busstop from
8:30 – 9:00 AM


Easy (1/5)



  • Pickup at your accommodation
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Transport
  • Drop-off at your accommodation

What to bring

  • Bring warm and waterproof clothes
  • Hiking boots or good shoes
  • Gloves and headwear
  • Swimsuit and Towel
  • A camera is always good to have
  • Lunch or snack can be bought on the way
  • Water bottle to fill in the river

Tour highlights

Reykjadalur hot springs

Hveragerði town

Hike Through A Colourful Geothermal Area and Take a Warm Bath in a River

Drive from Reykjavík to Hveragerði, where Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) is situated. The valley is situated in a geothermally active area, and hot water mixes with the river running through the valley, making the river perfect temperature for bathing. Remember good shoes, swimsuit and towel, snack, water bottle to fill in the river and your camera!
A moderate hike, with a good rest at the top, until we hike downhill.

Tour Program

Pick up between 8:30 – 9:00 AM, at your accommodation, or meet us at bus stop number 8, next to Hallgrímskirkja church. Wait for the Travelling Iceland vehicle.  We will start our journey by driving from Reykjavík to Hveragerði, where the Reykjadalur (Steam Valley) is situated.

We hike up the Reykjadalur (Steam Valley). The hike takes about 1 hour until we reach Reykjadalsá a river, suitable for bathing. The valley is situated in a geothermally active area, so the where hot water mixes with the river, making it perfect temperature for bathing. We will enjoy the hot spring before hiking back down the valley. 

We arrive in Reykjavík.

 Also check out our amazing hike to Glymur

See some photos from Reykjadalur at Fliker

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