Stunning nature and a hidden geothermal pool on the edge of the Icelandic Highlands make this tour to Húsafell in West Iceland a great addition to your holiday. Spend time away from the crowds, witness beautiful waterfalls, spectacular canyons, and a glacier before bathing in a hidden, geothermal hot pool.
The tour starts in Húsafell, a small settlement in West-Iceland close to Hraunfossar and Barnafoss waterfalls, and the historical site, Reykholt. Here, you will meet a knowledgeable local guide who’ll take you on a short ride to a trailhead in the remote Icelandic Highlands.
The Icelandic Highlands are barren and uninhabitable but amongst this rough and rocky terrain lies great beauty. On your journey today, you’ll visit natural wonders not found in any guidebook. The relaxed walk will take you to a two-tiered waterfall, canyons, and the site of Okjökull, Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change.
While leading you through the beautiful scenery, your guide will tell you about the history of the Highlands and West Iceland, about Okjökull, and about the geothermal powers that lie underneath the ground here.
The tour’s highlight is undoubtedly a soak in the Húsafell Canyon Baths, two geothermal pools hidden inside a canyon. Here, you can relax and recharge after your walk and enjoy the spectacular views surrounding you of the canyon, mountains, and glaciers. The pools are heated with natural, geothermal water and are of varying temperatures. There is also a cold-water spring nearby if you want to cool off.
The baths are designed to blend into the environment and are constructed from locally sourced material. Stones from the canyon were used to build the pools, and even the on-site bathhouse is made from salvaged timber.
After your soak, your guide will lead you back to Húsafell. There, you will say your goodbyes before you continue on your exploration of the legendary West-Iceland.
Discover Iceland’s best-kept secret and explore the hidden side of the country with this fantastic small-group adventure to the Highlands. Book now to secure your spot on this popular tour.