Hveragerđi town is situated in south west Iceland, between Reykjavík and Selfoss. The town is famous for its natural geothermal area with numerous hot springs, many of which are literally found in peoples back yard. Troughout the year, plumes of steam from the numerous hot springs can be seen rising from the ground. Hveragerđi is well known for its horticulture and greenhouses, heated directly with water from hot springs. A new hot spring area broke through the ground during the 6,3 Richter scale earthquake that shook Iceland´s southern part in May 2008. It is situated in a hillside above the town. The surroundings of Hveragerđi are a paradise for outdoors people. There are good hiking trails in Reykjadalur valley to the north of the town.