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Hveravellir is the first "offroad" place we visited on our trip in Iceland. We drove on many km of gravel road, so be sure to rent a vehicle enabled and insured for such a road. It is strongly advised not to go on a single car as a car fault could become a big issue.
In this unlucky case, it could not be possible to call for help to to lack of mobile phone coverage, so a second vehicle would be your best insurance to get help.

If you are not going to rent a car, it is possible to reach Hveravellir in "just" 8 hours with a bus from Reykjavik for 8500 ikr (more than 60 euros at current change!!!) with a one way ticket! ( We just visited the geothermal area, but it could be possible to stay here overnight in tent or in the hostel in order to go for some hikes in the area.
Let's shortly describe the path on the area. The walk ideally starts next to the hostel, on a natural hot water pool Hveravellir geothermal area: natural hot water pool, more interesting than more thermal pool we'll find on our trip. The scenic view Hveravellir geothermal area: The scenic view gives you the idea of an extremely active area. Water is creating small silica terraces Hveravellir geothermal area: is creating small silica terraces, quite similar in colors to those we saw in New Zealand at the Waimangu volcanic valley. Some areas shows an incredible pink color Hveravellir geothermal area: an incredible pink color. the path proceed among boiling mud holes Hveravellir geothermal area: boiling mud holes and strange water holes Hveravellir geothermal area: strange water holes, it seems to see the eye of a monster Hveravellir geothermal area: the eye of a monster! Sunlight show the area at its best Hveravellir geothermal area: Sunlight show the area at its best. A small crater emits gas continuosly Hveravellir geothermal area: A small crater emits gas continuosly, it is impressive and also noisy. Here is possible to come back on a ring route, among some @Islandic [email protected], before we take our last panoramic picture from the camp site Hveravellir geothermal area: panoramic picture from the camp site.
It is a very short path, just 700 meters, but it really worth the trip!

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