Hveragerði

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Hveragerði (GPS  63°59’56.54″N  21°11’15.79″W) is located in the south of Iceland. It has a population of 2400 and the distance from Reykjavík is 45 km ( 27 miles ) .There is a daily scheduled bus from Reykjavík to Hveragerði. The town is known for its geothermal activity, and greenhouses.The farmers utilize geothermal heat to warm up greenhouses, growing a variety of vegetables and flowers. Within the surrounding area, there are many hot springs and fumaroles.

Accommodation

A list of hotels, guesthouses, airbnb and camping sites can be found at:  (http://tjalda.is/en/hveragerdi/)

Services and leisure

Services and leisure activities include restaurants, horse riding tours, hiking tours, swimming pool, and a short distance away is the Reykjadal Geothermal Park  http://hveragerdi.is/English/  .

Annual festival

Blómstrandi dagar

This town festival takes place in the middle of the August every year. There are art exhibitions and live concerts, an exhibition showcasing the impact of the earthquake in 2008 and its effects on Hveragerði,  beach volleyball, cross country running, and range of activities for the whole family.

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