Day tour from Akureyri to Kerlingarfjöll highlands

43.000 kr.

Kerlingarfjöll is a 1,477 m (4,846 ft) tall mountain range in Iceland situated in the Highlands of Iceland. They are part of a large tuya volcano system of 100 km2 (39 sq mi). The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area, as well as red volcanic rhyolite stone of which the mountains are composed. Minerals that have emerged from the hot springs also color the ground yellow, red and green.

Kerlingarfjöll Highlands 4×4 jeep tour


Hveravellir is a unique nature reserve situated on the Kjolur route in the middle of the west highlands between the glaciers Langjökull and Hofsjökull. Hveravellir is one of the most beautiful geothermal areas in the world with smoking fumaroles and beautifully shaped with sky blue, boiling water. It is a special experience to have a look around.

Geothermal pool
The geothermal pool at Hveravellir is unique. Both hot and cold water flows to the pool, which makes it easy to regulate the temperature of the water in the pool. Over 20 people can comfortably bathe in the pool at the same time. The pool and its entire surroundings are magnificent, offering a beautiful view of the geothermal area, Kjalhraun lava field and Langjökull. There is nothing that can compare to a dip into the pool in the middle of nowhere.

Kerlingarfjöll highland resort is a hidden gem located at the center of the Icelandic highlands. This area is the single most powerful hot spring area in Iceland. Additionally the Rhyolite Mountains have more colors than you ever can imagine. This feels like being on another planet. You will experience the uniqueness of this un-touched highland patch; glacier parts and snowdrifts, passes and ravines, hot springs and still pools. There are a Restaurant in Kerlingarfjöll. Whether it’s heading for the mountain tops or exploring one of the biggest geothermal areas in Iceland you can be certain that Kerlingarfjoll will take you by surprise.


• A guided day tour to one of the pearls of the Highlands
located in the Kjölur highland
• Opportunity to bathe in a natural hot spring in Hveravellir
• Hiking for 1.5 hours in Kerlingarfjöll hot spring valley
• Deserted and exclusive Kjölur highland route
• Rhyolite mountains with more colors and steam activity than you
can imagine
• Lunch and dinner stops along the way (not included)
• Touch the warm soil of the hot spring area and 5 minutes later you
are at the edge of a glacier drift!
NOTE: Easy hiking for 1.5 hours in a mountainous terrain, accessible for any
fit person. The hike is weather dependent and is not available in bad weather.


    • Pick up upon request
    • 4×4 jeep and guide

We recommend you bring:
Warm clothes, Good hiking shoes, Gloves, Water bottle and it´s good to bring also some Light snacks