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Summer finally

12.07.2015

Kjölur road is now open and the road authorities have managed a workable solution regarding the Blakvisl river, where all cars can cross. During warmer days, there may be some water on the road, not more than any car can manage.

The road onwards to the Hveradalir hotspring area has also been opened and during these days the snow is retreating and the Hveradalir hotspring area is well passable and enjoyable to visit. For those who do wish to be assisted, the guidelines are still at the river and we shall be glad to render the requested assistance.

The Kerlingarfjöll teamyes

Warning – Acthung - Viðvörun

29.06.2015
Viðvörun  – Warning – Acthung
 
Akstur yfir vatnsföll getur verið varasamur og krefst reynslu.
Á vegi F 347 eru ár sem eru óbrúaðar vegna vatnavaxta. Ef þú ert á leið í Kerlingarfjöll og vantar aðstoð, vinsamlegast hringja í síma 664 7878 eða 664 7877.
 
Crossing rivers may be harmful and not recommended for the unexperienced.
Due to damaged bridges on road F347, There are rivers that have to be crossed. If your destination is Kerlingarfjöll, and you need assistance, please call 664 7878 or 664 7877.
 
Das Durchqueren von Flüssen kann nicht ganz ungefährlich sein und ist nicht für Ungeübte zu empfehlen!
Aufgrund von im Winter zerstörten Bruecken  müssen nun auf der F347 Flüsse gefurtet werden. Wenn Sie hierher in die Kerlingarfjöll mit ihrem Wagen fahren möchten und aktuelle Informationen  oder aber auch Unterstützung  beim Durchqueren der Flüsse  brauchen, rufen Sie uns bitte an. Wir sind zu erreichen unter den Nummern: +354 664 7878 oder  +354 664 7877.
 

Traverser ces gués peut être dangereux et non recommandé aux personnes inexpérimentées.

Du aux ponts endommagés sur la route F347, Des gués doivent être traversés. Si vous vous dirigez vers Kerlingarfjöll, vous aurez besoin d’aide, veuillez contacter le (+354) 664 7878 ou le 664 7877.

 

Opening of Kjalvegur (F35) 2015 - ROAD OPEN FROM SOUTH

17.06.2015

*** Kjalvegur - Road F35 - Opened from south on June 25th ***

 
Our first guests have arrived. As there are damaged bridges on  F347 we we offer our guests to be picked up at the first river, which is 8 Km from the resort. Please call 664-7878 for pick up.
 
 
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Here below is news from June 17th

As in other areas of the Highlands of Iceland, the Kjölur area is with heavy snow this spring, but this huge amount of show creates also challenges for tourists and the tourism industry:

  •   Roads will be opened later than in normal years

  •   Due to the melting snow, river crossings may be difficult and there may be road damages orother hindrances in driving the highlands during next weeks.

    This spring as earlier, we at the Kerlingarfjöll team have been working closely with the road authorities to secure earliest possible opening of the Kjölur road, both by financial participation and by engaging our own equipment and workforce. Now at the time of writing, situation and outlook may briefly be described follows:

  •   The part from Gullfoss towards the Kerlingarfjöll intersection has been cleared of snow and is passable by all cars. Most of the road will be prepared for normal summer traffic by the 19th of June but not completely.

  •   Between Kerlingarfjöll intersection and Hveravellir there is still thick layer of snow, which we hope the road authorities will clear up during next 6 7 days or so. Then the road will be passable but we assume that the road authorities will take few days to let the road dry.

  •   From Hveravellir and north, the road is mostly dry and cleared apart from the first KM, where the road is still with melting water.

    The F 347 part, that is the Kerlingarfjoll connection has been cleared of snow, but there are problems with the melting water. We are working with road authorities to tackle those problems, but warn that normal condition may take some weeks. In the meantime we assume that we will offer a complimentary transfer to the Resort, over those road damages to the resort.

  • The photo above, taken 16.06.2015 at the Blakvisl crossing, tells more than 100 words. We are optimistic that things are getting back to normal by 25.06.

  • We are optimistic that things are getting back to normal by 25.06. Above is a description of the situation as we see , the authority for opening of the Kjölur road for normal traffic lies with the Icelandic Road Authority, see www.vegagerd.is

  • 16.06.2015/Páll Gíslason 

 

Webcamera

23.11.2013

You now can see the conditions in Kerlingarfjoll via the new webcamera

Scenery

31.10.2013

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.

Click the thumbnail picture on the right to enter the Scenery picture gallery.

Hveradalir - Geothermal area

30.10.2013

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.

Click the thumbnail picture on the right to enter the Hveradalir picture gallery.

The Circle Route.

29.10.2013

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

28.10.2013

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.

27.10.2013

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.