Day Tours/Activities

Húsafell canyon baths hike

The Húsafell Canyon Baths hike provide a wonderfully solitary and remote setting to enjoy the splendor of the highlands and relax in a geothermal bath.

  • Trees planted 1
  • Available all year
  • Duration 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Location Húsafell area
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1
  • Age limit Minimum age is 5 years old

What you'll experience.

Take a relaxing Húsafell canyon baths hike and enjoy the peace and quite in the solitary and remote geothermal baths.

The Húsafell Canyon Baths hike provide a wonderfully solitary and remote setting to enjoy the splendor of the highlands and enjoy a relaxing dip in a geothermal pool.

The tour

The Húsafell canyon baths hike offers you an authentic Icelandic experience. Few things are more authentic then hiking through the incredible landscapes of the highlands and taking a relaxing soak in a geothermal pool.

The Húsafell locals went to great lengths to build the canyon baths for you to be able to experience this great tradition. They worked hard on keeping the entire structure as environmentally aware, sustainable, and true to the area’s heritage as possible. At the Húsafell canyon baths, you are able to choose from two geothermal pools with different temperatures, 30-41°C (86-105°F), plus a cold-water spring at 10°C (50°F). Each with a spectacular view of the surrounding canyon, mountains, and glaciers.

On the tour you will witness how the canyon baths were constructed from locally sourced, natural materials. Materials like flagstone from the canyon floor. The baths are hot-spring fed pools designed to blend into the environment seamlessly. This is done by using the age-old methods that were used for creating Snorralaug e.g., a heritage site pool dating back to the 10th century. The bathhouse located on-site is made from timbers from the area. Even the changing room hooks are repurposed horseshoes from a nearby family farm.

The hike to the baths

You will be led by a knowledgeable local guide in English during your Húsafell canyon baths hike. You will begin with a short ride from the Húsafell Activity Centre to the trailhead located in the remote Icelandic Highlands. On this 2-hour tour you will enjoy an easy walk among the natural wonders that are not found in many guidebooks. These include the spectacular two-tiered waterfall Langifoss. You will also learn about Iceland’s renewable energy practices, cross an icy stream of glacial meltwater, and see the site to Okjökull, Iceland’s first glacier claimed by climate change.

The highlight of our excursion is a serene soak in the Húsafell Canyon Baths, a surreal hot spring paradise that has to be seen to be believed. Enjoy half an hour of relaxing, recharging and breathing in the pure Icelandic air before heading back to Hotel Húsafell.

Cancelation policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 1 day or less before event.

Please note

This hike is rated as easy and is appropriate for all skill levels. However, there are 64 steps down to the canyon baths. There is a maximum of 16 participants per outing. During the Covid19 pandemic we encourage guests to bring their own towels.

Note that the route can change due to unforeseen weather circumstances such as snow, ice, mudd or water.

If you want more information about the Húsafell canyon baths or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can either send us a message through the contact form or via email at info@nordicgreentravel.com.

Check the weather forecast for the area this tour operates in; Faxaflói area weather forecast

This tour is carbon offset through the forestry project Plant a Tree in Iceland

If you want to know more about Plant a Tree in Iceland, please visit the project at www.plantatreeiniceland.is

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Included in final tour price.


  • Local English speaking guide
  • Transport to and from Hotel Húsafell
  • Entrance to the geothermal pools
  • Gratuities
  • Towels

    What to bring.

    • Warm, waterproof outdoor clothing
    • Hiking boots
    • Swimsuit - Swimsuits can be rented from Hotel Húsafell swimming pool if needed


    9.900 ISK
    Per person

    9.900 ISK