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Hveravellir

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Hveravellir

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6 Day Summer Circle Tour, Ring Route Tour with a Small Group
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6 Day Summer Circle Tour, Ring Route Tour with a Small Group

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This 6-day tour takes you to the must see Golden Circle route with all its amazing sites. You will see the unbeatable Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and of course the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park. Next you will be heading to the much talked about South Coast, where you will explore the unique black sand beach, Reynisfjara and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. After exploring the Eastfjords, Lake Mývatn awaits with its unique surroundings, you will explore Dimmuborgir lava pillars and then carry on the journey to the capital of the North, Akureyri. From there you will head down south to the capital. <br><br>While you enjoy this versatile tour you will be able to book extra tours and activities along the way to make your experience even more special, such as horse riding, snorkeling, and exploring ice caves to mention a few options.
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camval wrote a review Jul 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom1,353 contributions170 helpful votes
We stayed overnight in a private room in the New Hut which was nice but VERY expensive. It was 28800 Icelandic Kroners (£182) for a tiny room with a double bed below and single bunk bed overhead. There were around 6 rooms and three shared toilets, one of which had a shower in. I think only 2 rooms were occupied when we were there (late June) so using the toilets and shower was not a problem. I think there were other showers but they were in a building outside. The view from the room was great - towards the geothermal area across the other side of the car park. It was very light in the room too but the blackout blinds were good. My camera battery had completely run out so I was not impressed to find that neither of the two electrical sockets in the room worked. Apparently their electricity is not from geothermal sources so costs five times as much as usual. I'd seen a sign on reception pointing out a charge for mobile phone recharging but hadn't realised that this meant the plugs in our very expensive room weren't going to work. All the staff had left by then so I was unable to recharge my camera battery. The breakfast was okay but very basic. In fact we went to the car and got our own supplies and bread as they only had supermarket sliced bread. The best thing was the hot spring which was the other side of the car park (about a 1-2 minute walk) from the main building where our room was. It's open 24/7 and was fantastic. Cold and hot water is piped from further up the stream so you can adjust the temperature. The hot spring is right next to the Old Hut which is where the dormitory rooms are. We talked to a couple who were staying there and the only guests so had the whole building to themselves. They had kitchen facilities and presumably electricity so actually were better off than us for a cheaper stay. There were quite a few campers but less than 10 people staying in the Old Hut and New Hut together despite an overall potential capacity of around 50 people. This was late June so very much tourist season. I suspect if their prices were more realistic they'd have more people. We stayed in Gullfoss the next night for half the price. If we went again we'd stay in Gullfoss with an ensuite and electricity and drive to Hveravellir for a day trip.It's about two hours on the F35. You do need a 4WD car for the F roads. We had a Dacia Duster which was great. The F35 was a good road and fairly well-travelled. There were no rivers to cross which I gather is the case on some F roads.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Päivi L wrote a review Jul 2019
Stromstad, Sweden104 contributions28 helpful votes
We decided to drive to Hveravellir for the day only from Blondous not realizing what a spectucular place this was. The drive from the North was terrible, the road was sometimes allmost non-existing and sometimes covered with big rocks. But on the way we had some beautiful views that compensated the lousy drive. When we arrived in Hveravellir we were just taken out of breath. There were small holes on the ground where ever we looked and steam kept coming out of the holes. Some were big and bubbling, some beatifully blue by colour and some sounded like steam engines. We ended up in a half laughing, laugh sighing state. If you want to see a geothermal site that still is in natural condition without too much intrution of man (there were pathways to walk along and some signs to explain the wonders) this must be the Place. We also had a bath in the geothermal pool and enjoyed it a lot. It wasn´t fancy in any way but just the way we liked it. We came in summertime so the changing of clothes was not a problem but it would be in Winter. The bathrooms were not tidy nor pleasant. But we didn´t go to explore them, only the nature.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Ian T wrote a review Sep 2018
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom68 contributions9 helpful votes
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Hveravellir is an amazing place - hot springs, noisy steam vents - possibly the best of the geothermal sites. However, it is not the easiest place to get to. A 4 x 4 is essential, and even then the road (F35) is difficult. It took us the best part of three and a half hours to get there from Gulfoss, where the tarmac road ends shortly after the Gulfoss car park. There are board walks to wander along and the vents and springs are fantastic. There is a natural hot pool to soak in if you take your swimming things and can stand the cold outside - there was nowhere to change when we visited. It costs 500 KR per person to park and use the toilets- fair enough, but food in the lodge is expensive and small-portioned. Rooms are available, but we bounced and shook along the road back to Selfoss, with a stop again at Gulfoss shop and cafe. The scenery in the interior is bleak and magnificent and the whole trip is amazing, but allow much more time than the satnav suggests, and keep an eye on the weather.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Klara Č wrote a review Aug 2017
28 contributions4 helpful votes
The rocky road through the endless desert inland Iceland is really amazing, but when you arrive it is nothing special. You've to pay forthe parking and even more if you stay through the night.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Coffeehiker wrote a review Sep 2016
Canada95 contributions44 helpful votes
The rough drive trough a endless rocky landscape is more rewarding then the site itself. Had to pay for parking and the pool was so disappointing we did not even go in. The staff is not helpfull at all. I would recommend to take the drive to Landmanlauger and enjoy the natural pool there. It's actually more like a river. Gives you much more space to move around.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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