Hveragerði is a beautiful little town in South Iceland, located around 45 km from Reykjavík and has some unique geothermal traits. The town is undoubtedly one of the very few populated sites in the world located in a geothermally active area, making Hveragerði the hottest town in Iceland! Thousands of people pass through Hveragerði while on their journey around South Iceland, making the town very vibrant and alive. The population is constantly growing as the area attracts people by its tranquillity and closeness to nature and today Hveragerði is home to 2300 people.
The surroundings of the town is stunning and has some magnificent landscapes but the town is most famous for its hot springs, Varmá river that runs through the town and is full of trout and salmon to fish, berries for picking on the heath to the west of town, its delicious food cooked with natural heat from the earth and excellent opportunities for outdoor activities. Hiking trails for all levels of hikers, a great local swimming pool, hot baths, whirlpools and a natural sauna are among the outdoor activities you can experience in Hveragerði.