Our tour will begin with a pick-up from Reykjavik around 8 a.m. After everyone’s aboard, we’ll drive away from the city towards the remote Icelandic highlands. Kerlingarfjöll is a volcanic mountain range located in the central part of Iceland. It is an extreme paradise filled with steaming geothermal valleys, gushing glacial rivers, and amazing panoramic views.
We’ll start our journey at the Highland Base, where we’ll prepare for our hike. Highland Base is located in the Ásgarður Valley, right at the edge of Kerlingarfjöll. Then, we’ll arrive at Hveradalir, and from there travel further for 2 km.
Hveradallir, meaning ‘the Valley of the Hot Springs,’ reflects its name by being one of the largest geothermal valleys in the country. Some of these natural hot springs are so powerful that they should only be admired from a safe distance. The area is surrounded by the picturesque rhyolite mountains that are part of the Kerlingarfjöll mountain range.
After an inspiring hike, the transport will take us to another part of our day adventure – Snækollur. We’ll hike for 6 km through the mountainous area, where you’ll notice that some of the impressive rhyolite mountain peaks are covered in glaciers and snow.
The total distance of the day’s hike is 8 km with 500 m elevation.
After a full day of hiking and adventures, we’ll leave Kerlingarfjöll and return to Reykjavik.