- Hvammsvik hot spring
- Hot Spring Bathing
- Ocean swimming
TimeOut has named Hvammsvik Hot Springs the top destination to visit in 2023. Located in West Iceland and just a 45-minute drive from Reykjavik, this nature resort boasts eight natural hot springs of varying sizes and temperatures, offering visitors a luxurious and relaxing experience amidst stunning coastal views, mountains, and wildlife.
The Hvammsvik estate, which covers 1200 acres (486 hectares) of land, includes the nature resort and hot springs, surrounded by hillsides and the sea in Hvalfjordur fjord. Most areas of the estate are accessible with your ticket.
The highlight of the attraction is the eight geothermal pools, made of natural rocks and containing a unique blend of underground water and seawater. Ranging from 95 to 104 F (35 to 40 C), the water comes from deep within the earth at 4593 feet (1400 meters) and directly from the Atlantic Ocean. The changing tides and seasons ensure that each day offers a new and different experience.
As you enjoy the hot springs, take in the stunning views of the sea, mountains, and wildlife, with around 30 bird species and sometimes even arctic foxes to spot.
The resort offers free activities and events, including a farm tour, a Wim Hof Method session on the coastline, and stand-up paddleboarding (subject to availability). Guests can also savor light dishes made from fresh ingredients. Additional facilities include a steam bath, outdoor and indoor changing facilities, and outdoor showers. Swimwear, towels, and swimming shoes are available for rent.
Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the renowned Icelandic geothermal bath in the beautiful setting of Hvammsvik Hot Springs. Book your tickets today.
We’ll begin our journey with a pick-up and then head out of the city towards Hvammsvík, a set of unique hot springs located in the stunning Hvalfjörður.
Fun fact: during World War II, this fjord was used as a naval base by the British and American navies, and it used to be the main road between Reykjavík and Borgarnes until 1998, when a tunnel was constructed under the ocean, considerably shortening the trip. Nowadays, there is almost no traffic in the fjord, which makes it even more peaceful and beautiful.
Located less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavík, Hvammsvík hot springs opened to the public in 2022. We will spend approximately 2-3 hours enjoying the hot springs.
After soaking in the hot springs and admiring the breathtaking views, we’ll gather at the bus to begin our return journey to the city.
- Admission to Hvammsvik Hot Springs
- Access to all facilities including eight pools, steam bath, and changing rooms.
- Bus ride from Reykjavik to Hvammsvik and back to Reykjavik after hot spring bathing.
What to bring
Good to know
- The minimum age to this tour is 12 years old. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian 18 years or older.
- To access the Hvammsvik property, advance booking is mandatory.
- Visitors must wear swimsuits while in the area, which they can either bring along or rent from the property.
- It is possible to book Hvammsvik hot spring as a self drive tour. Check it out here.