This is our Top 4 of the best hot springs near Reykjavik. Ready? Here we go!
1 – Kvika (Seltjarnarnes)
➔ In Reykjavik – 15 min by walk from the Blue House, behind the little wood hut – 3min by foot from the Grotta Lighthouse
Yes, you read well, 15min from the Blue House! The footbath of Seltjarnarnes is not a natural one but the creation of an artist: Olöf Nordal. Let’s enjoy a nice warm foot bath of this tiny but cute geothermal structure and admire the amazing view!
Don’t forget to bring a towel to dry your feet! We can provide you with some, send us a WhatsApp message 🙂
∙ Close to the Blue House
∙ Relaxing place
∙ Free & Easy to find
2 – Hot River – Reykjaladur
➔ 45km from Reykjavik (40min by car – 1:30 by public transports)
First of all, to go to the hot river, you will need to hike up the valley of Reykjaladur (8km in total) which will offer you a nice mix of landscapes and colours (it takes around 1:00). The hike is very accessible but could be very busy in Summer times and it is a real pleasure to end the hike by bathing in this natural warm water spot.
More you are going farther in the stream, more the water is warm!
∙ Close to Reykjavik
∙ Accessible with the bus
∙ Easy hike
∙ Amazing views
3 – Hrunalaug
➔ 105km from Reykjavik (1:30 from downtown – easy to go ! )
This small hot spring is an old stone-walled pool in the middle of nature. It is part of a private priority but you are free to go there to relax and enjoy some landscapes.
⚠ Be careful and try to respect as much as possible nature, we have to be thankful for this kind of amazing and relaxing place.
∙ In the Golden Circle area
∙ Very quiet and peaceful place
∙ Not overcrowded
4 – Landbrotalaug
➔ 117km from Reykjavik – on the way to Snaefellsnes (1:45 from the capital)
Plan to go to the Snaefellsnes peninsula? Stop at Landbrotalug!
This tiny hot spring is a bit hidden within nature and will offer you an amazing Icelandic view. Moreover, it fits for 2 people and it looks like a real chilling place in the middle of nowhere.
As the hot spring is a small one, I strongly advise you to go there very early or rather late to avoid a crowded place and wait for too long before access.
∙ Middle of nature
∙ Not far from the Eldborg Crater
∙ A romantic place for a couple