Private Hot Spring Hike

Hike Into a Fairy Tale!

Welcome To The Steamy Valley!

Join our legendary hike into one of the most beautiful and inspiring areas of Iceland.

We hike into an ancient volcanic crater with bubbling mud, mystical geothermal steam and stunning fairytale-like scenery. And we bathe in a geothermal warm river, which will surely bring out the big relaxed smiles and the real holiday feeling.

This is the tour that all kids just love. Here they can run free, see, and feel Mother Nature breathe, go troll spotting and search for hidden people. And bathing in nature is always an amazing sensation for young and old. This is where the grown-ups can soothe their souls and charge their batteries, whilst the kids splash around.

This hike is an authentic Icelandic experience not to be missed! A PERFECT tour for those who want to spend less time in a car and more time in nature.

We depart from Reykjavík and take off southeast bound.

As soon as we are out of town you will see lava fields unfold and grand mountains rising in the horizon – all shaped by powerful forces of nature. Soon you’ll find yourself on a bumpy road cutting through the lava field on an adventurous journey to our hiking destination. 

We start the hike on the top of Hengill volcano 800 m above sea level. This is one of the largest and most powerful geothermal areas on Earth, but don’t worry this volcano has not erupted for 2000 years. As soon as we head out, you’ll see clouds of mysterious steam coming up from the boiling hot mud pots. Soon you will find yourself in another world also known as Reykjadalur or simply: Steamy Valley. 

We hike downhill into the ancient crater and the green luscious valley with a hot river running through it – like taken out of a movie scene from Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones.

Here we will find a good spot to bathe in the steamy, hot, geothermal water. This is the part that will bring out the big relaxed smiles and the real holiday feeling.

Recharged and refreshed we continue the hike downhill passing more steam, grazing sheep, stunning scenery, and even a hot waterfall.

At the bottom, we will be picked up by our driver and taken back to Reykjavik with Icelandic music in our ears and feeling a little bit high on Icelandic nature.

Note: This hike is downhill all the way and can be done by all ages from 8-65 years.

This is a great tour for those who want to spend less time in a car and more time in nature.

This tour includes:

Transport 4×4

Private guide & driver

Snacks & alcoholic beverage

“Hot Spring Adventure!”
5 of 5 stars

“I really enjoyed my hot spring volcano hike, led by guides Kristina and Hlynur, who were both enthusiastic, knowledgable and fun. The rest of the small group too, were all interesting and lovely company for the 7 hours we were together.

The hike itself is broken up well, with the best bit being the natural hot spring dip (topped off with some Icelandic food & beer!) It felt more like an adventure, really, all the way through. Super fun to hike down after the spring in the dark, even came across a friendly sheep. Would definitely recommend!” Visited August 2017.

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“Like No Other Tour!”
5 of 5 stars

“I took the White Night Volcano Hike tour on my last night in Reykjavik, and I have to say, it was a perfect way to end an amazing trip!! Goecco is my favorite tour company in Iceland! Jonas and Christina are the nicest people and their staff are professional, knowledgeable and you feel like you’re a little family. The hike itself was moderate with stunning views. Mid hike, we relaxed in a Geothermal river and exchanged travel stories. On the way down, we met new friends on the trail. I have to say, this was one of my favorite tours. I cannot wait to go back to Iceland again and create new memories with Goecco.”

Visited July 2017.

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“Need more than 5 stars to give Volcano Hike!”
5 of 5 stars

“Just do this – it will be a definite highlight of your trip! Our Guide was “Ana” – and she was simply perfect for the small group of hikers we were. The adventure begins with a fun off road experience. Once dropped at the take off spot the landscape never fails to amaze as it is ever changing. The sheep were a major player in the fun or our hike as they were very entertaining. We found many trolls, an elf hot tub and had many laughs along the way. The hike itself is not too demanding, though there are some steeper portions made easier by the poles GoEcco provided for us. The stop at the hot springs, really a heated river, for a nice long soak was definitely an experience not to miss! The time spent getting to know the other hikers as you enjoyed a beverage (or two) is something I will never forget. This company is wonderful, and Ana was perfect – thank you SO much for sharing your country and positive energy with us!!”

Visited June 2017.

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“Love Goecco”

5 of 5 stars

“My family of four (including two teenagers) experienced both the White Night tour with Erla and the Four Elements tour with Halli. We were in awe of the knowledge, insights, and beauty that both guides provided. We loved every part of each of the tours as well as the incredible service that Goecco provided. I would absolutely use this company again and recommend that you do too!!!”

Visited August 2016.

 Photographs from this tour


Memory lane video