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Walkways and footpaths within town limits are excellent; work is ongoing to mark and connect them into a coordinated whole.

Somewhat to the north of town is one of the country's largest geothermal areas, Hengill, where steam plumes can be seen for miles. Hiking and riding trails stretch from the town throughout Ölfusdalur valley, into the Hengill volcanic area, and to the Nesjavellir geothermal and Þingvellir National Park. Along the way are warm springs in Reykjadalur where bathing is possible.

Reykjadalur valley
Reykjadalur valley is the most popular and arguably the most beautiful hiking area in Ölfus. Hot springs and colorful areas full of geothermal activity entertain along a hiking trail that leads to a hot river. For some of the river's length, the temperature is perfect for bathing, and that's a wonderful natural experience. The trail by Reykjadalur can be closed, so it's good to check the conditions before going. To check whether the valley is open or closed to visitors, check out the website of Safetravel.is. Those who plan on visiting the valley need to respect the rules and stay on the paths. Please help us to protect the fragile vegetation around the area!