Top things to do

Top Choice Icelandic in Hveragerði & Around

Varmá

At the Frost & Fire Hotel, this wonderfully scenic restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling windows looking over the stream and gorge. Icelandic dishes are made using fresh, local ingredients and herbs and often with …
Top Choice Hot Springs in Hveragerði & Around

Geothermal Park

The geothermal park Hverasvæðið, in the centre of town, has mud pots and steaming pools where visitors can dip their feet (but no more). Groups of 15 or more can book ahead for a guided walk to learn about the area’…
Top Choice Bakery in Hveragerði & Around

Almar

A large, bustling bakery that also serves sandwiches, salads and soup of the day with fresh bread. The cakes here range from enormous Icelandic pastries to donuts, cookies and rice crispy cakes – they are all delici…
Top Choice Gallery in Hveragerði & Around

Listasafn Árnesinga

This airy modern-art gallery puts on superb exhibitions. When it's quiet the staff are more than happy to walk guests around the gallery, offering an insight into the art. It also has a fine cafe serving hot drinks …
Cafe in Hveragerði & Around

Skyrgerðin

This chilled-out cafe come restaurant incorporates rough wood furniture, antiques and vintage photos. Creative meals are crafted from fresh Icelandic ingredients and include fresh skyr (Icelandic yoghurt) smoothies …
Cave in Hveragerði & Around

The Lava Tunnel

Known as Raufarhólshellir, this 11th-century lava tube is 1360m long (Iceland's third largest) and contains wonderful lava columns. Regular one-hour tours run on the hour every hour. The thrilling 'extreme' tour (ad…
Cafe in Hveragerði & Around

Dalakaffi

This little hut cafe near the start of the trail to Reykjadalur serves homemade soups, flatbread with smoked lamb or salmon, cakes and coffee. Gluten free options are available, plus wine and beer (from 1150kr). Own…
Museum in Hveragerði & Around

Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant

The sleek shell of Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant is one of the few plants that provides 30% of Iceland's electricity. A multimedia exhibition and tour lay out the details of harnessing the earth's hot-water pow…
Cafe in Hveragerði & Around

Rósagarðurinn

Rose garden, coffee shop and gift shop all rolled into one. Selling plants, cushions, candles and trinkets, cakes and food in an enormous conservatory area. Next door are impressive geothermal greenhouses, which gro…
Pizza in Hveragerði & Around

Ölverk

This minimalist pizzeria and microbrewery is a fine combination of bar and restaurant. Pizza toppings are creative (ever had banana on a pie?) and the house beer sets a high standard. Groups of 10 or more can book a…