Travel | Iceland

5.25.2023 Iceland


  1. Reykjadalur River - *HIDDEN GEM* TIME: Plan to spend 3.5 hours minimum here. $ - pay for parking. This was awesome but a very long hike along a naturally hot river. You go all the way up the mountain and then continue in the valley behind. Eventually, you will come to an area where the river widens enough to enjoy the natural hot spring. There are man-made docks, and changing areas to take a dip in the river. Spend as much time as you want here, just relax, the water is really warm and feels really good.  I recommend this over all the lagoons. 

  2. Fridheimar - *HIDDEN GEM* A Tomato Farm with the best tomato soup I've ever had. Sounds silly, but you have to go here. You need a reservation but they were very flexible with us being late. The bottomless bread and soup bowl is a must! 

  3. Bruarfoss Waterfall - *HIDDEN GEM* Time: 3+ Hours. I loved this hike. It was easy, took about 1 hour each way, and there was next to zero incline. You walk along the river and see three waterfalls along the way. The water is naturally really blue so you want to go while there is some sunlight. The GPS may take you to a private drive but there will be a sign telling you the parking is 2km further down the road. There's a muddy part and a part where you cross some rocks in a stream so I do recommend the waterproof boots here. Great place to fill up your waterbottle! You can also end your day with this. 
  1. Kvernufoss Waterfall - *HIDDEN GEM* While you leave Skogafoss, turn left and stop at Kvernufoss. Super easy, short walk, (10 minutes) but it was beautiful and you can walk behind it. One of my favorite stops. Much less crowded and off the beaten path.Great place to fill up your waterbottle! 

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