We made a list of our top 5 favorite hot springs in Iceland that not so many people visit.
Laug – means a warm pool in Icelandic.
Laugafell hot spring is located in the Northeast highlands of Iceland. It is an oasis in the barren highlands close to Hofsjokull glacier. There are 3 small mountain huts around the hot spring, all geothermaly heated, and the facilities for those that want to dip in the pool are very good; one of the huts has changing rooms and bathrooms.
Hellulaug is on the southern Westfjords of Iceland in Vatnsfjordur It is near Flókalundur hotel and restaurant and is located on the shoreline below the main road, but out of sight from the road. From the pool are amazing views over the sea and Breiðafjorður bay.
In northern Iceland close to the natural baths at Mývatn there are caves called Grjótagjá. In one of the caves there is warm water and the temperature is perfect for bathing. It is a bit difficult to find the cave, but it only makes it more fun! Remember to bring a flashlights so you can see also there are several candle stubs inside it you just need to bring some matches.
Strútslaug is one of the hidden gems in the Icelandic Highlands. Very remote and not many people that go there, so no worries about changing into your swimming suit out in the nature! You need a super jeep to get up here and there is in around 1 hour walk from the road.
Next to the hot spring there is a glacier river so tempting to dip into the river in between sessions in the warm water.
Laugarvalladalur is a green valley in the eastern part of Iceland, west of river Jökulsá. Here you can find countless hot water springs which give this place its name. In the valley there is an abandoned farm, close to the farm is a geothermal waterfall and pool, almost like a natural shower.
… 6) Reykjadalur
Reykjadalur had to be on the list, just because it is so close to Reykjavík. In the high summer and good weather there can be many people in the valley! The valley is easy to reach and not too far from Reykjavík. In only 45 minutes drive from Reykjavík we reach the town of Hveragerði. From there you can walk up to Reykjadalur valley, the warm river flows down the valley and after around 60 minute walk you should be able to find a perfect spot to bath in.