Kerlingarfjöll, 800 – 1500 m., is in a chain of mountains and glaciers framing the Kjölur area. The area is full of small steaming hot springs, mudpools and water fountains. It is truly a hikers paradise. It is one of the largest geothermal areas in all of Europe. Many of those who have visited the interior catch the bug and the only remedy is to come back again and again. It is like an incurable disease.
It is recommended to use 4wd vehicles to get there, because of the various and changing condition of the tracks and unbridged rivers, which have to be forded with the greatest of care.