Searing. Serene. Surreal.
A geothermal dreamscape
General: The best time of year for this trail is from March to September. Nedri-Hveradalir is a protected area within the Kerlingarfjöll nature reserve. Trespassing beyond specifically marked trails is prohibited. In summer, 4x4 vehicles can access the upper parking lot and a hiking trail is marked from Ásgarður. Bicycles are prohibited on this trail.
Start point / end point: Parking lot above Hveradalir.
Distance covered: 5-8 km
Points of interest: The geothermal hot springs, Hveradalshnúkur, Kerlingarskyggnir, Snækollur, Lodmundur, Fannborg, Jökulfall glacial river ravine and Snorrahver hot spring.
River ford crossings: None. However, rapid springtime snowmelt can dislodge bridges, necessitating the need for wading across the Ásgardsá river.
Lodging: Highland Base.