Húsafell Canyon Baths

A stunning hike through remote Icelandic wilderness ending with a geothermal soak in pools nestled in a magnificent highland canyon.

Húsafell Canyon Baths

The Húsafell Canyon Baths provide a wonderfully solitary and remote setting to enjoy the splendor of the highlands.


  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Transport to and from Hotel Húsafell
  • Entrance to geothermal pools
  • Entrance to swimming complex at Hotel Húsafell
  • Gratuities

Please bring

  • Warm, waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Swimsuit and towel

Swimsuits and towels can be rented from Hotel Húsafell swimming pool if needed.

There is no experience more authentically Icelandic than hiking through the surreal landscapes of the highlands followed by a relaxing soak in a geothermal pool.

Promo code: OPENINGOFFER25 gets you a 25% discount

Simply book your tour and enter the promo code OPENINGOFFER25 on the order summary page to receive a 25% discount.

Hotel guests get a 50% discount

Book a room with us to receive a 50% discount on a Canyon Baths Tour. Please contact the reception, after having booked your room, to book your tour.

The Canyon Baths

The Húsafell locals who undertook the Canyon Baths project went to great lengths to keep the entire structure as environmentally unobtrusive, sustainable and true to the area’s heritage as possible. Choose from three geothermal pools of varying 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.

An Authentic Icelandic Soak

Constructed from locally sourced, natural materials like flagstone from the canyon floor, the baths are hot-spring fed pools designed to blend into the environment seamlessly using the age-old methods that created Snorralaug, a heritage site pool dating back to the 10th century. The on-site bathhouse is made from salvaged timbers from the area. Even the hooks in the changing room are repurposed horseshoes from a nearby family farm.

Hiking to the Baths

Led by a knowledgeable local guide in English, this year-round tour begins with a short ride from the Hotel Húsafell to the trailhead in the remote Icelandic Highlands. On this 2-hour tour we enjoy a relaxed walk among natural wonders not found in many guidebooks, including the spectacular two-tiered waterfall Langifoss. We’ll 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 recently completed 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, where you can, if you choose, explore the swimming complex.

Please note

This hike is rated as easy and is appropriate for all skill levels. There is a maximum of 20 participants per outing.

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Prepare to Be Amazed

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Húsafell Giljaböð ehf., Húsafell 311 Borgarnes, unnar@husafell.is, kt: 550502-7550