Welcome To a Private Hike to The Steamy Valley!

Hot Spring Volcano Hike around ReykjavikJoin our legendary hot Spring Volcano Hike around Reykjavik 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. 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 private 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.

Questions About This Tour?  Just send us a line at goecco@goecco.com  or call +354 855 9090 – We are here to help!

Hot Spring Volcano Hike around Reykjavik 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

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“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, knowledgeable 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 the Hot Spring 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 And The Hot Spring Volcano Hike”


5 of 5 stars

“My family of four (including two teenagers) experienced both the Hot Spring Volcano Hike around Reykjavik 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.

Don’t take our word for it, here are a few Tripadvisor comments on our Iceland tours.

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“Iceland Wonderland Private Tour with Goecco”

5 of 5 stars

Iceland wonderland private tour

We are family of 4 (kids 12&10) who travel a lot and are always looking for new adventures off beaten path. This time we booked 3 days private tour with Goecco and we had just a dream vocation! Our driver guide Atli was the best guide we ever had. He met us at the airport at 6am (even though Goecco warned us that earliest pick up was 9am). His knowledge of the places he showed us, his constant attention to every detail, his concern about our safety- and about our fun- was truly one of a kind. This man is a walking encyclopedia- he told us so much about the history of Iceland, glaciers, volcanoes, even types of rocks we came across- and kids loved his stories about trolls and old heroes! Atli went above and beyond taking us to more places than we ever dreamed to see- and doing his best to beat the crowds (successfully so!). In spite of busy Christmas vocation week he made us feel that we were alone in the beautiful wonderland of Iceland- we found ourselves in an icy cave with waterfall, listened to the glacier slowly moving in the dark of the night and hiked up the glacier where there was no one- just sun, wind and ice… truly unforgettable experience! Atli’s kindness and sense of humor made us feel that we knew him for a long time- and we are looking forward coming to Iceland again in summer and hopefully see our friend again.

Simon B., Ontario, Canada


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“Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland”

5 of 5 stars
Amazing Private Tour of South Iceland

We would give Goecco and our tour guide Atli 6 stars if we could for our fabulous private tour of South Iceland. Understanding that a private tour is not for everyone, we still think the value was incredible as we did so many things we never otherwise would have or could have without the flexibility of being on our own, combined with our guide Atli’s enthusiasm to show us every nook and cranny the South coast has to offer. We saw all the popular tourist sites mentioned on Goecco’s website and then made countless stops in between and beyond that only an experienced guide would be able to show us. We modified the itinerary/order of activities on the fly based on the weather and even went to the same place twice if we could get better pictures. Goecco was extremely responsive and honest about cost and options all the way through the process and they were able to accommodate specific requests – like fitting in a glacier snowmobiling excursion on the last day. Most important to the experience was our guide Atli, who went out of his way time and time again to share the beauty and culture of Iceland with us every step of the way. “No” was not in his vocabulary and even the little things he did made the biggest difference (from allowing us to use his phone as a mobile hotspot while on the road to making sure we had plenty of drinks and snacks for the longer drives). He shared all of the photos he took over our three days immediately after the tour and we look forward to staying in touch with him about Iceland and beyond. Our thanks again to Goecco and Atli for an amazing experience.

ETB8285, New York City, New York


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“The only way tour in Iceland”

5 of 5 stars

The only way to tour

To those of you reading this review. If you haven’t yet, flip for the private/semi-private tours. The personal attention and relaxing conditions are SSSSSOOOOO very much better than the monstrous public tours…. miss the huge crowds at the sites, the over crowded busses, and the lack of one on one…. Absolutely Awesome time.

George S.

 Photographs from this tour

Hot Spring Hike – Memory lane video