Hvalfjordur & Hvammsvik Hot Springs

Hvalfjordur & Hvammsvik Geothermal Baths
Hvalfjordur & Hvammsvik Geothermal Baths
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  • Duration5 Hours roughly
  • Group SizePrivate tour so you control the size
  • Meeting LocationPickup and drop off at your hotel or ship

This is Private Driving Tour to Hvalfjordur & Hvammsvik Hot Springs

Visiting places off the beaten path in West Iceland, just an hour from Reykjavik.

You are picked up for this experience by an expert local driver guide from Your Friend In Reykjavik.

After a roughly 25-minute drive out of Reykjavik, we say hello to Mount Esja, the guardian of Reykjavik, and enjoy the views before heading towards a waterfall called Þórufoss, made famous in the TV series, Game of Thrones.

After that possible shortstop,  you enter the beautiful fjord called Hvalfjordur or Whalefjord, where you can admire the views. At the same time, you are told all about the significant history of these parts and the folklore connected to the area.

And then it’s time for our second shortstop, an Elfstone or home called Steðji, where an Elfman called Staupasteinn is said to reside.

When we have heard enough elf stories, it’s time to head to the brilliant Hvammsvik Geothermal Baths, which is a beautiful experience where you have access to eight natural hot springs that are just by the ocean with temperatures ranging from ocean temperatures (around ten °C) to 42°C in the old original hot spring.

You even have access to the sea, Steam baths, and hot outdoor showers to warm you up if you brave the ocean.

This experience was recently voted as the number one thing to do in the world by Timeout magazine!

After your rejuvenating soak in the hot springs, it’s time to head to the restaurant to enjoy a nice bowl of delicious Seafood soup made out of fish from the fjord and local ingredients (there is also a Vegan option).  With the Seafood soup, you get fluffy Sourdough bread & butter with sea salt, also made on location.

Now it’s time to head back to your accommodation with a nice warm feeling in your body and belly.

What's Included

  • Expert driver guidance by Your Friend In Reykjavik
  • Comfortable Vehicle and fuel
  • Entrance to the Hvammsvik Hot Springs
  • Delicious Seafood soup (Vegan option available)
  • This is a private tour so you are in control
  • Towels & Swimwear can be provided on site but we recommend to bring your own

Extras can be booked

  • We can extend our tour for an additional fee to include a hike to Mount Esja or the Waterfall Glymur which adds 2-3 hours to the tour
  • Food & Drinks at Hvammsvík Geothermal Baths

Good to know

  • Guests need to be at least 12 years old and if between ages 12 and 18, accompanied by an adult over 18.
  • If we do the extended version with an additional hike, keep in mind you need to be in reasonable physical form for that experience
  • Get in touch with us if you want to design your own experience around a visit to the Hvammsvik Geothermal Spa = [email protected]
  • There are private stalls available at the Hvammsvik Hot Springs for those who don't prefer the Icelandic way of showering naked in public