Hveragerdi

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Thingvellir National Park which includes tranquil scenes
Learn about Iceland’s political history in the national park, bathe in a steamy river and see the rift where continents drift apart.

The River Varmá runs through Hveragerdi, a town surrounded by valleys and a historical park. Mild earthquakes frequently move the ground on this tectonic rift near the Hengill Volcano. Hot springs rise and heat the commune’s greenhouses. Nearby, visit the region’s focal point, Thingvellir National Park, with a lava-filled lake and intriguing political history.

Arrive in the national park’s visitor center for its interactive displays and films about the varied plants and animals around Lake Thingvallavatn. The park is the origin of the nation’s politics in the 10th century. Visit the church and learn about the assembly that lasted until 1798.

Many of the fascinating geological features in the national park are related to a tectonic rift, which is visible at Almannagjá. This is among the few places on earth where you can actually see the space between two plates drifting apart. Hike along the valley between the North American and European continents.

Another fascinating gorge is the Reykjadalur Valley, which contains a boiling river. Most of it is too hot to touch, but enjoy swimming at the spot where it converges with a cold stream. Capture photos of the steamy river meandering through a grassy valley.

To see how the country has put these exceptional natural formations to use, visit the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Station. The site, which dates back to 1990, has 21 wells. In the center of town are a church and several greenhouses. Discover the steamy hot spring of Sandholshver in the outskirts.

The town and its surrounding area experience frequent rains during warm summers and cold winters, which is typical of northern Europe.

The municipality is in western Iceland, 28 miles (45 kilometers) east of the capital city. Fly to Keflavik International Airport outside Reykjavik and drive east for just over 1 hour to reach the town. Nearby landmarks include the charming port of Porlakshofn.

As you walk through the rolling hills of Hveragerdi, marvel at the innovative use of hot springs and fumaroles for clean energy.

The Greenhouse Hotel
The Greenhouse Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6 Austurmörk, Hveragerdi
The price is $138 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
$138
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Hveragerdi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 5 restaurants. Popular attractions LA Art Museum and Geothermal park are located ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (81 reviews)
Small room, superb bar and food court.
"We were lured in by all the green in the pictures and it didn't dissapoint, the room was very small and simple, smaller than expected but the food court and bar and lounge made up for it, it was so animated and full of people having a good time. We would stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

The Greenhouse Hotel
Frost and Fire Boutique Hotel
Frost and Fire Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hverhamar, Hveragerdi, IS-810
The price is $225 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
$225
per night
Feb 4 - Feb 5
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Hveragerdi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (784 reviews)
Wonderful staff, great food and awesome hot spring
"The staff here was very friendly and gave us a room upgrade upon arriving. We had dinner at the Varma restaurant and it was excellent. After dinner we brought a bottle of wine out to the natural hot tubs. They have 2, and although it was -2 to 2 degrees outside, the tubs were HOT! They also had robes ..."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Frost and Fire Boutique Hotel
Hotel Örk
Hotel Örk
4 out of 5
Breidumork 1C, Hveragerdi, 00810
The price is $150 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
$150
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Hveragerdi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a golf course. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (419 reviews)
"Convenient to the South Coast tourist attractions."

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2022

Hotel Örk
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Inni - Boutique Apartments
Inni - Boutique Apartments
3.5 out of 5
3 Frumskógar, Hveragerdi
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Hveragerdi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a steam room. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Loved our stay here ❤️
"This apartment is adorable, very comfortable, well-priced, and located in a great spot for exploring southwest Iceland. We loved minute of our stay and are really appreciative of the hosts who have clearly thought out all the small details that we needed to know"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2022

Inni - Boutique Apartments
Beautiful Cozy Cottage
Beautiful Cozy Cottage
3 out of 5
Hveragerdi, Southern Region
Stay at this 3-star vacation home in Hveragerdi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Hveragerdi Church and Geothermal park ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Lovely place and lovely host
"Helga was so nice and couldn’t do enough for us. We stayed here as a stop off to head south to Vik and skaftafell glacier hike and it was perfect. Cozy anecdote comfortable, Helga even gave us some lovely chocolate cake 😊"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2019

Beautiful Cozy Cottage
Heima Holiday Homes
Heima Holiday Homes
3 out of 5
Hraunvellir, Selfoss, 801
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly cabin in Selfoss. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy beds in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (88 reviews)
"These little cabins looked amazing online and didn't disappoint. They were quiet, comfortable and very spacious! We were able to grab some food from a near by store and made dinner in the cabins. The best part though was the dogs! They were lovely, even stayed outside our cabin and loved playing ..."

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Heima Holiday Homes
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