Pack a snack or a picnic lunch, some water, good shoes for everyone and a baby carrier if your child isn’t ready for hiking. Plus, don’t forget your swimsuit and a small towel.
The hike takes time, one hour to get there and another to come back. The path is narrow and steep. While it’s not dangerous, be careful with kids. Don’t get discouraged, the end of the hike up is worth it!
Don’t get started too late in the day, you’ll need time to go and come back.
Iceland offers wonderful outdoor activities for your family vacation. Its environment can be harsh. However, this Hveragerdi hike offers three-fold pleasures: a beautiful hike, a dip in the hot river next to the mountains and lastly, a great lunch to comfort you after a day of hiking. This itinerary is flexible. Either pack your gear and snacks to head out on the hike, or stop off first at Kjöt & Kùnst for snacks to bring along. The hike is a little bit challenging but well worth the dip in the hot waters in Hveragerdi. Once you’ve returned back down from the hike and swim, grab some local fare. Head to Kjöt & Kùnst for typical Icelandic food, prepared with the local geothermal heat. This a fun, family day that offers a challenge and reward for the parents and kids.