Nested by the highland route Kjalvegur connecting the north and the south, between the two big glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull, Hveravellir Nature Reserve is one of the last great wilderness areas of Europe.
It offers not only unique landscape and unspoiled nature, but it is also the first leg of one of Iceland’s most popular hiking route, Laugavegur, which takes you to Thorsmork nature reserve.
Extending up to the foothills of Langjökull glacier Hveravellir is a geothermal hotspot with smoking fumaroles and bubbling water holes. It is a special experience to have a look around, whether it is in the summer or winter. The surroundings are spectacular. Fenced in by glaciers mountains craters and lava fields wherever you look the scenery is breathtaking. We kindly remind you to not forget the camera in the car, for this area offers plenty of superb photo opportunities.
Things to do in Hveravellir
Hveravellir is one of Iceland’s most popular oasis in the highlands whether your drive hike or ride the Icelandic horse. The area offers various hiking trails through the wonders of the lava field or nearby spectacular mountain slope. And for those in need of recharging and relaxing just a simple chill in the nature pool followed by a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of cake in the Internet Café might be just the thing.