Kerlingafjöll Highlands

Kerlingafjöll mountains in Iceland
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  • Highlands of Iceland
  • Colorful mountains of Kerlingafjöll
  • Hveravellir geothermal area



Hveravellir is a unique nature reserve situated on the Kjolur route in the middle of the west highlands between the glaciers Langjokull and Hofsjokull. Hveravellir is one of the most beautiful geothermal areas in the world with smoking fumaroles and beautifully shaped with sky blue, boiling water. It is a special experience to have a look around.

Geothermal pool
The geothermal pool at Hveravellir is unique. Both hot and cold water flows to the pool, which makes it easy to regulate the temperature of the water in the pool. Over 20 people can comfortably bathe in the pool at the same time. The pool and its entire surroundings are magnificent, offering a beautiful view of the geothermal area, Kjalhraun lava field and Langjokull. There is nothing that can compare to a dip into the pool in the middle of nowhere.

Kerlingarfjöll highland resort is a hidden gem located at the center of the Icelandic highlands. This area is the single most powerful hot spring area in Iceland. Additionally the Rhyolite Mountains have more colors than you ever can imagine. This feels like being on another planet. You will experience the uniqueness of this un-touched highland patch; glacier parts and snowdrifts, passes and ravines, hot springs and still pools. There are a Restaurant in Kerlingarfjöll. Whether it’s heading for the mountain tops or exploring one of the biggest geothermal areas in Iceland you can be certain that Kerlingarfjöll will take you by surprise.




  • Summer
Duration: 12 hours


  • Rated 3 out of 5 or Moderate


  • Yes (Only from Akureyri)

Meet on Location:

  • Available
Price: ISK 40,000


  • 4×4 Jeep tour and Guide
  • Pick up upon a request

Not included:

  • Meals, snacks & drinks

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes, good hiking shoes & gloves
  • Light snacks
  • Water bottle

Pickup times:

  • 7:45


  • 08:00


  • Every day (from Hof Culture House)

Good to know:

  • Easy hiking for 1.5 hours in a mountainous terrain, accessible for any fit person. The hike is weather dependent and is not available in bad weather.
  • Lunch or refreshments are not included. Restaurants are in Hveravellir and Kerlingarfjöll.

Special Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 participants to book this tour

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