You now can see the conditions in Kerlingarfjoll via the new webcamera
Kerlingarfjöll and its proximity offer variety in landscape and nature that some say is second to none in Iceland, the variety being both in colours, landscape and nature. On your way to the area you have the opportunity to spend some time seeing canyon so deep and narrow that the sun does not reach the river at the bottom. When in the mountains the road leads visitors to a parking in 1000 M altitude, from where visitors can choose between variety of hiking opportunities.
The main choice is though between the charming geothermal area of Hveradalir, where snow, ice and steam shape the environment in a way that has few if any similarities. And if the energy of Hvreadalir does no appeal, climbing mt Fannborg og mt Snækollur both representing a highly a rewarding tasks, as these two easily reachable mountain summits offer view to the south and the north coast of Iceland from the same footstep, just turn your head around and you see half of Iceland.
And after enjoying the nature, take a break or stay overnight at the resort enjoying refreshment at the highest altitude restaurant in Iceland.
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Hveradalir - Geothermal area
Visit to the geothermal area of Hveradalir (hot spring valley) has been described by many of our foreign guests as the most memorable part of their visit to Iceland. The scenery involves mini glaciers, high energy steam springs and arctic vegetation which together create one of the most unique combination of colours you can expect to see. The spectrum comprises almost Any colour ranging from white snow to stones of shining black Obsidian.
When in the resort, there are two ways to reach Hveradalir, hiking for 5 KM (one and half hour walk) or 15 min driving to the parking at Mt Keis, where it only takes few hundred meters of walk to reach the area.
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The Circle Route.
Do you want to spend three days, dealing with the elements? Do you want to spend days hiking on your own and enjoying the wilderness but not be on the well-known, thoroughly marketed and crowded hiking paths. If the answer is yes, then the Kerlingarfjöll ring is a option to consider, three days, 50 Km track in the central highlands of Iceland.
The track is embedded into landscape of un touched wilderness with all the merits of a hiking path one can expect, river crossings, canyons to look at, sharp mountain passes, high energy geothermal areas and constantly evolving scenery. Our guest´s view has often been that if you go the ring, you have seen all what Iceland has to offer in natural, arctic environment like beauty, but still with most picturesque steam hot springs and geothermal formations.
Dude, you're screwed - Survival game series filmed in Kerlingarfjoll
Jake Zweig, a former Navy Seal, is dropped on top of a remote, snow-covered mountain in Iceland. He has 100 hours to make it to civilization or he's screwed. This is the plot in a new Survial Game Series being broadcasted on Discovery.
Where else than in Kerlingarfjoll can the perfect surroundings for filming be found? The scenery is fantastic and while Jake Zweig is struggling to survive in the mountains during winter the crew is comfortable back at basecamp at the Kerlingarfjoll facilities.
The hot pool.
What is more exotic than lying in a hot pool in the middle of a high heat area in the middle of Iceland!
This spring the construction of the hot pool in Hveravellir high heat area was finalised and the pool is now open. The pool is located just below the parking lot in Hveradalir.
The pool is built in an old riverbed and the water temperature is +40°C. Hikers have been extremely happy and say that after a day hiking there is nothing that compares to dipping into the pool.