A wonder of nature

Hveradalir: A geothermal paradise

Discover the otherworldly beauty of Hveradalir—a mesmerizing hot-spring valley in the heart of Kerlingarfjöll.

Searing. Serene. Surreal.

Valley of Hot Springs

Hveradalir, which translates to ‘Valley of Hot Springs,’ is a must-see in Iceland's central highlands. Just a 10-minute drive or a 5 km hike from Highland Base, this geothermal marvel boasts steam vents, mud pools, and colorful thermal features creating a sci-fi-like landscape. With 3 km of trails, you can immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of Hveradalir. Don't miss out on our guided tours to fully experience one of Kerlingarfjöll's most popular attractions.

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Spellbinding landscapes

Explore another world

On your own

Neðri Hveradalir

Explore the simmering valleys of the lower Hveradalir geothermal area. Discover the famous Snorrahver fumarole. A photographer’s dream.


For all travelers


Highland Base is the perfect year-round staging ground for discovering Hveradalir.

Bistro Comfort Food

Highland Base Restaurant

Hearty cooking. Amazing views. Our restaurant will keep you cozy and fueled up for your next adventure. We also offer takeaway lunch boxes for adventures on-the-go.


Good to know about Hveradalir

A few facts to keep in mind when planning your Hveradalir adventure.