Hveravellir Geothermal Area

Hveravellir Geothermal Area

 
Hveravellir is a unique Nature reserve and a picturesque hot spring area on the northern fringe of Kjalhraun lava field between the glaciers Lagjökull and Hofsjökull. The springs are surrounded by sinter terraces ad display different colours and variety of forms. There is a geothermal pool at Hveravellir where up to about 20 people can comfortably bathe at the same time. There are two rather basic mountain cabins at Hveravellir where sleeping bag accommodation is available during mid summer. In the 18th century, a well known outlaw named Fjalla Eyvindur stayed at Hveravellir for about 20 years. He stole sheep from pastures to eat. He retreated here with his wife. This hot spring area kept them warm and made it possible for them to survive in this desolate desert like area.