Reykjadalur, Grænidalur Loop

MODERATE 23 reviews

Reykjadalur, Grænidalur Loop is a 10.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hveragerði, Southern, Iceland that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 10.8 km Elevation Gain: 431 m Route Type: Loop

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3 months ago

For sure, this area is unbelievable and a 5 star hiking area, but there is no return trial clockwise from the trial that leads to the hot springs. It’s an fantastic out and back hike that we thoroughly enjoyed in the 24 hour light last week.

5 months ago

fantastic hike in summer and winter time

5 months ago

fantastic hike in summer and winter time

5 months ago

fantastic hike in summer and winter time

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6 months ago

11 months ago

Fantastic hike..the warm springs dip added depth to hike

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Friday, September 07, 2018

Starts on the obvious trail to the Reykjadalur hot spring river. Lots of people on the trail and also bathing in the river stream at the main spot. After you leave this area, the fun really starts! You proceed due east high up over the ridge line. You will see yellow and blue trail posts marking the way, follow them. As you come over the ridge, you will descend into a broad valley, absolutely devoid of human presence. As you progress, the trail markers disappear, and then it’s game on. You’re basically charting a cross country, bushwhacking route where the trail disappears and reappears frequently. You will encounter lots of sheep, fortunately none seemed aggressive. Be prepared for multiple stream crossings and be very careful about hidden gullies of mud that are knee to WAIST deep concealed under the tall grass. We stepped in a few and got quite muddy. Tread very carefully and watch your step. It goes without mention there is lots of beautiful geothermal activity, but some of the pools exceed 212° F and will probably deliver 3rd degree burns if you accidentally step or fall into one. Trail eventually winds it’s way south through the valley and then southwest to the parking area and trailhead. If you attempt this loop, start early and don’t get lost out there after dark. This is a challenging backcountry hike that requires preparation, navigation, and intelligence. We referenced to the recorded track on this app during the trek, and found it to be pretty accurate and reliable. Don’t attempt this loop without the aid of GPS. Happy hiking!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The return is via sheep trails that don’t interconnect. It is a bit dangerous given all the steaming steams and holes. Use one of the other well marked trails. The area is lovely

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This trail is quite busy in the spring when we went. There is pavement for most of the climb up until you reach the river in which you can change into a swim suit and hop in. I highly suggest hopping into the river... it is only bath temperature so don't expect the hot spring feel. It was worth it though.

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