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Hveragerði

Hveragerði catches your attention with steam vents billowing vapor into the air everywhere you look. You’ll be amazed by the endless rows of geothermally-heated greenhouses, where bananas and other fruits are grown all year round!

The town is surrounded by moss-covered lava fields and towering volcanic mountains. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs through this area, so there are frequent earthquakes. That means new hot springs are constantly opening up in this highly active area, even in people’s homes and gardens! 

Hveragerdi translates as “Hot Spring Field”, and you’ll see steam vapor rising from bubbling vents all around. It is often just passed by even though being located on the famous Golden Circle Route

Hveragerdi is located directly over a geothermal hotspot, which heats gigantic greenhouses filled with flowers, tomatoes and more. Some even call Hveragerdi the “Flower Village” for that reason.Straddling the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, you’ll be able to see the split between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. If you’re looking for a bite to eat, there’s a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Some even use geothermal power for carbon-neutral cooking! Make sure you try the tomato soup while you’re here!

We usually arrive there around 4 pm – which gives you plenty of time to enjoy this charming town.

Geothermal Park

Where else can you boil an egg in a hole in the ground?

Hveragerði’s famous Geothermal Park offers steaming hot pots and bubbling pools where you can dip your feet in warm clay mud baths or even boil an egg in a hole in the ground! The town’s unique geology is put to good use here, and you can taste rye bread that’s been baked in the earth overnight by the intense heat that lies just underneath your feet. Walk amongst the spouting fumaroles and mud pots, but don’t touch them! The admission charge is 300 ISK, but the eggs will cost a little extra!

Public Park

Relax in the natural splendor of the Botanical Gardens

There’s a Botanical Garden in the center of Hveragerði, a peaceful and relaxing place to stroll around, with the river Varmá running through it. You’ll also discover a wide waterfall called Reykjafoss among the paths leading you through the gardens. In addition, hiking trails extend further into the town’s hot spring areas. Finally, you can pose for fun pictures on the Giant’s Benches, enormous painted chairs scattered around the park for you to sit on.

Sunnumörk shopping center

A shopping center that stands on two continents!

Sunnuörk

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs through Hveragerði, meaning the town is split between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates. When work began building the Sunnumörk shopping center, the developers discovered a giant crack in the surface. So they decided to make it a design feature, which means you can simultaneously put one foot in Europe and another in America when you visit here! You can also visit the “Earthquake House” in the shopping center, simulating the experience of an earth tremor.

Breiðamörk

Enjoy a wide range of dining options on Hveragerði’s “Main Street”

Hveragerði has several fine restaurants and cafés, and some offer unique dishes that use the underground heat! For example, Ölverk Pizza & Brewery specialize in wood-fired pizzas while using geothermal heat to brew their high-quality craft ales. Nearby, The Greenhouse Hotel is also home to a food hall with several options, including tacos, burgers, fried chicken and Asian cuisine. More options are available here, so you’re guaranteed a great meal, whatever you’re in the mood for.

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