The popular hiking trail through the Reykjadalur geothermal valley will open this coming Sunday, May 31. Improvements have recently been made to trail footpaths and a new bridge has been installed over the Hengladalaá river.
The trail has undergone some changes, not least in that it has been redirected away from several hillside hot springs due to unsafe conditions around them. The previous bridge had spanned one such hot spring, but the new one has been moved to a safer location. Hikers are encouraged to remain vigilant of potentially dangerous conditions and always remain on the trail.
There are no restrooms or trash cans along the route, so hikers are asked to keep the bathing area clean, taking their swimsuits and towels back out of the valley as well as any other trash they bring in.