The town of Hveragerdi is known for its horticulture and is often referred to as Iceland’s ‘flower town’, with a unique greenhouse culture that utilises geothermal heat to grow a variety of plants and vegetables (including tomatoes, cucumbers and bananas). Hveragerdi is also famed for its hot springs and geothermal pools, where visitors can soak in the naturally heated water. A particular favourite among tourists and locals alike is the Reykjadalur Hot Springs, which can be reached by hiking along a scenic trail through the mountains. Situated in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains, visitors
can explore the town’s nearby trails and waterfalls on foot, such as the Hveragerdi hot spring river, the Reykjafoss waterfall and the Leirvogsfjall mountain. Hveragerdi offers a number of outdoor pursuits alongside hiking, including horse riding and river rafting. In addition to its natural beauty, Hveragerdi possesses a rich cultural heritage and is home to several historic sites, including the Hveragerdi Church and the Folk Museum.
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