Imagine hiking through the magnificent highland canyon in the remote Icelandic area that takes you to the geothermal pools, one of the hidden gems of Iceland. Well, this could be more interesting and adventurous when you plan to take up the hike and visit Giljaböð Hot Springs. Iceland is not just known for the serene, calm beautiful environment with jaw-dropping waterfalls, geysers, floating and flipping icebergs, or the natural phenomenon, Aurora. Let’s now discover another most beautiful destination that awaits you in Iceland and it is Húsafell Canyon Baths!
Start with The Húsafell Hiking Trail
Enjoy a peaceful hike around nature’s sites, which you won’t find in any guidebooks. You will see the two-tiered Langifoss waterfall. The complete hike is around 2 hours, and in between, you will get to know about the renewable energy practices of Iceland followed by crossing an icy stream of a glacial and along with the site to Okjökull, which is believed to be Iceland’s first glacier, as claimed by climate change
The Geothermal Pools: A Perfect Wellness Destination
Relax and enjoy the splendor of the highlands in the wonderfully solitary and remote setting of the Giljaböð, Húsafell Canyon Baths. Located in the Icelandic Highlands, it is a recently completed hot spring paradise that must be visited when in Iceland. It gives you an authentic bathing experience amidst the extraordinary natural surroundings. Rejuvenate yourself and inhale the pure Icelandic air before you head back to your lodge. You can choose from three pools having different temperatures, but each gives you a remarkable view of the surrounding mountains, canyon, and glaciers. Don’t forget to carry warm, hiking boots, waterproof outdoor clothing, and your towel to maintain complete hygiene. So, without a second thought, mark this to your “Bucket List” to have a lifetime experience.
Local English Speaking Guide
Transport to and from Húsafell
Entrance fees to the geothermal pools
Entrance to the swimming complex at Hotel Húsafell
Guided Hike through the highlands
What to bring
Swimsuit & towel
Warm clothes – first layer
Waterproof clothing – second layer
Gloves & Hat
Good to know
- We recommend that you dress according to the weather of the day.
- Swimsuits and towels can be rented from Húsafell swimming pool if needed.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- This hike is rated as easy and is appropriate for all skill levels.
- There is a maximum of 20 participants per outing.
- Meeting point is at Hotel Húsafell.
Interesting locations in the area
Self Driving Activities
Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point for the tour is at Hotel Húsafell.
You can rent swimsuit and towel at Husafell swimming pool.
This hike is rated as easy and is appropriate for all skill levels.
You will receive a full refund if the tour gets cancelled due to weather.
We will charge a cancellation fee of 20% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
You can enjoy half an hour of relaxing, recharging and breathing in the pure Icelandic air before heading back to Húsafell.
You can go to the swimming complex at Húsafell after the tour.