8. Hvammsvik Hot Spring with Transportation
We will then head out of the capital area into the valley of Mosfellsdalur which is a lush and scenic lowland that, despite sitting very close to the capital, is often forgotten by the locals. The picturesque valley is the perfect countryside getaway, where travelers can enjoy golfing, horse riding, sightseeing or hiking.
Next up is Mosfellsheiði where you experience an extensive moorland area between the Mosfellssveit district and the lake Þingvallavatn. A shield–volcano from a warm period of the ice age, covered by basalt lava, some of which also reached the Reykjavík area.
Are you a fan of Game of Thrones ? Þórufoss is next up, The waterfall makes up part of the 25 km (16 mi) river Laxá í Kjós which renowned for its healthy population of Atlantic salmon. The waterfall is less famous than its counterparts around the country and thus is not overly signposted.
Þórufoss is known to freeze over in the winter time. The waterfall was also used as a shooting location for HBO's Game of Thrones as the home of the Children of the Forest.
Next up is Hvalfjordur where the landscape is varied and beautiful, with wide areas of flat land along majestic mountains, green vegetation in summer and beaches cut with creeks.
In Hvalfjordur you find the beautiful bay called Hvammsvik, which offers eight natural hot springs of various temperatures on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The temperatures of the pools vary from ocean temperatures (around 10 °C) to even 42 °C in some natural hot springs. There’s also a steam bath and outdoor showers located within the complex. Hvammsvik also offers their legendary seafood soup and drinks.
Since hot springs are situated on the Atlantic Ocean, the water level changes depending on the time of the day. This provides you with a unique and ever-changing experience.
After the quality time and relaxation in the hot spring, our driver takes you back to your drop off location.