Great numbers of people pass through Hveragerði each year, located only 45 km from Reykjavik. Throughout the year, pillars of steam may be seen rising up from the town and in summer it is truly a green community, abounding in trees. A green revolution is taking place as areas of woodland in and around Hveragerði expand, with the locals working together in order to further develop their blossoming town.
Certainly the most precious gem of the town of Hveragerði is its Geothermal Park. Surely there are not many communities in the world with hot springs literally in their back yard. For safety reasons, the Geothermal Park is securely fenced off, but may be visited by arrangement with the tourist information centre.
A new hot spring area emerged from the ground in the Quake in May 2008. It is situated on the hillside rising above the town. Several very active hot springs throw colourful mud and clear water up into the air and are a spectactular sight.