Hveragerði is 45km (28 miles) SE of Reykjavík; Selfoss is 57km (35 miles) SE of Reykjavík.

Unless you're planning a hiking expedition into Hengill, this region is usually more of an operational base or stopover than a destination in itself. Nonetheless, don't pass through on the Ring Road without considering a hike into the geothermally active valley Reykjadalur, an exploration of the cave Raufarhólshellir, or a gluttonous lobster dinner at Fjöruborðið in Stokkseyri.