Hveragerði Gets A Geyser! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Hveragerði Gets A Geyser!

Published April 29, 2016

Jóhanna Pétursdóttir
Photos by
Art Bicnick

The Icelandic Tourist Board has allocated 2.9 million ISK for the development of the geothermal park in Hveragerði.

Sunnlenska reports that this money will likely be used for the creation of a geyser at the park. If everything goes as planned, the public will be able to visit in mid-May.

Working on this project are set designer Árni Páll Árnasonn and Hveragerði town consultant Davíð Samúelsson. Their hope is that this project will attract even more guests than the 22,000 who visited in 2015.

In addition, the Cultural Heritage Agency has set aside 500,000 ISK for the repair and construction of the oldest house in town, which was designed by Guðjón Samúelsson in 1929.

Hveragerði has much more to offer (for example, the biggest indoor banana plantation in Europe) and the town continues to develop, for the benefit or residents and tourists alike.

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