Hot Spring Canyon Baths & Waterfalls

Luxurious hot spring bathing in a spectacular canyon hidden in the remote Icelandic Highlands.

We begin the tour by bus from BSÍ Bus Terminal and drive to the lush Húsafell area with stops at Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver and the beautiful Hraunfossar lava waterfalls. After lunch break in Húsafell, we head to the hot spring canyon baths which are called Giljaböð in Icelandic.


Giljaböð – Húsafell Canyon Baths
We walk through the Icelandic Highlands to a hidden hot spring framed by a magnificent volcanic canyon. The Húsafell Canyon Baths offer a completely natural and authentic bathing experience in extraordinary surroundings.

In the wildest of settings, these natural baths come with brand-new walkways and facilities with a rustic feel. Choose from three geothermal pools of varying temperatures, each with a spectacular view of the surrounding canyon, mountains, and glaciers.

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. The on-site bathhouse is made from salvaged timbers from the area. Even the hooks in the changing room are re-purposed horseshoes from a nearby family farm.


Húsafell Hiking Trail
We will be led by a local Húsafell guide for a short ride to a hiking trail in the remote Icelandic Highlands. On this tour, we then enjoy a peaceful walk around rare nature sites not found in any guidebooks including the spectacular two-tiered Langifoss waterfall.

The highlight of our excursion is a heavenly dip in the new Húsafell Canyon Baths, a surreal hot spring paradise that has to be seen to be believed. Enjoy half an hour relaxing, recharging and breathing in pure Icelandic air before returning back to our departure point.

This short but packed tour is perfect to experience Iceland like the locals, head to a natural hot spring and have a drink at Hotel Húsafell afterwards.


All year

Meeting point

Pick-up from hotels in Reykjavik OR from a nearby bus-stop at approximately half hour before departure

Minimum Age

1 year


Transport from BSI bus terminal, local guidance, free WiFi, transport to the hot springs, admission to the Hot Spring Canyon Baths, access to Husafell's swimming pool,

You bring

Warm clothing