Hveravellir Geothermal area & hot spring


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Iceland is one of the leading travel destinations that acts as a magnet to travel enthusiasts, globetrotters, and environmentalists; a perfect place for adventure enthusiasts, hikers, and divers. You have numerous places to explore raw nature, which is sure to leave you hypnotized and stunned. This place describes nature at its best. From snow-blanketed and colorful mountains, highlands, crystal clear ice caves, staggering waterfalls, glacial lakes, to the marine life of Iceland and interacting with the Icelandic creatures, animals; there are plenty of things to come across. But amidst all these beautiful places, there is one place that will make you experience raw nature. It is Hveravellir, which is a beautiful Oasis, located in the highland of Iceland. So, let’s explore this place and find out what is there to see.

Hveravellir geothermal area in the highlands of Iceland

Beautiful Place with Oasis to Spend Time with Family

Hveravellir is located in the central highland of Iceland and is home to stunning geothermal hot spring fields. If you are on your way to the highlands, don’t forget to explore this beautiful pearl of Iceland. Hveravellir is a nature reserve, which is 650 meters above the sea-level. While traveling to this beautiful place, you will come across vast, and barren highlands. The route that crosses this area, is referred to in Viking Sagas and is called Kjalvegur road.

Hveravellir is one of the most gorgeous and stunning geothermal areas in Iceland.  Everything seems beautiful around the hot pools, which is in the wilderness of Iceland. Hveravellir is located between Iceland’s two glaciers named – Langjökull and Hofsjökull glaciers

Hveravellir Hot Spring for Bathing

At this location you can both find geothermal springs that are not suitable for bathing, but there is also a beautiful and lovely natural hot spring in the geothermal river where anyone can have a bath. The hot spring is located in a warm stream and the temperature is between 18.6 – 39.3 degrees C; while the intake pipe carries approximately water with a temperature of 80-90 degrees C. This beautiful hot pool was created after a small dam was built in 1950. But it should be noted that there are no changing facilities available, so come prepared if you have to take a dip in the pool. There are toilets available, and if anyone wants to change there, they can, but these are far away.

Hveravellir geothermal area in the highlands of Iceland

Öskurhóll Hot Spring

Nearby the hot spring, you will witness the geothermal area, that has boiling mud pools. These are multi-colored and look amazing in the landscape and are sure to surprise you and leave you awestruck. The area has been mentioned by Eggert Ólafsson and Bjarni Pálsson (the two travelers), in their travelogue, which is also Hveravellir’s oldest descriptions that dates back to 1752. They have named the most famous hot springs – Öskurhóll, which is often known as the Roaring Mound. It was given the name “the Roaring Mound” because of the whistling and roaring sound that comes from it; though it has stopped whistling the roaring is continuing. It can be heard when you visit the pool. At Hveravellir, the silica ratio near the geothermal area is highest in Iceland.  

Hveravellir geothermal area in the highlands of Iceland

Eyvindarhver Hot Spring

Apart from this, there is another pool named – Eyvindarhver, which is also known as the Hot Spring of Eyvindur, which is continuously spouting. It refers to the outlaw Fjalla-Eyvindur who used to live at Hveravellir and cook food in the hot spring. When you visit this hot spring, you will see Sulphur accumulated around it, which makes it look like a giant roaring monster that has a spouting mouth and eyes.

Not just this, there are many more hot springs in this area, which includes the Grænihver – Green Hot Spring, Fagrihver – Lovely Hot Spring, Bláihver – Blue Hot Spring, and Gamli Fagrihver. So, spare out some time to explore this beautiful place with hot springs.

Hveravellir geothermal area in the highlands of Iceland

Hveravellir on a map

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