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
  • Gratuities
  • Towel

Please bring

  • Warm, waterproof outdoor clothing
  • Hiking boots
  • Swimsuit

Swimsuits 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.

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 two geothermal pools of varying temperatures, 30-41°C (86-105°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.

The tour to the Baths

Led by a knowledgeable local guide in English, this year-round tour begins with a short ride from the Húsafell Activity Centre 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. Note that the route can change due to unforeseen weather circumstances such as snow, ice, mudd or water.

The highlight of our excursion is a serene soak in the Húsafell Canyon Baths, a surreal hot spring paradise that has to be seen to be believed. Enjoy an hour of relaxing, recharging and breathing in the pure Icelandic air before heading back to Hotel Húsafell.

Private Tours

It is possible to order private tours to the baths. then only you and your group go with the guide to the baths and have them just for yourself. It is possible to order private tours by sending mail to info@hotelhusafell.is

Private tour on regular opening hours: 158,400 ISK

Private tour outside regular opening hours: 115,000 ISK

Please note

This hike is rated as easy and is appropriate for all skill levels. However, there are 64 steps down to the canyon baths. There is a maximum of 16 participants per outing.

If the tour is canceled within 24 hours of departure, the customer will have to pay 100% of the ticket price because of cancellation policy.

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