276 Mosfellsbær
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The Atlas Challenge

The Challenge

Our guests are welcome to try the Atlas Challenge, but at their own risk!

There are 3 stones of different weight:
“The Lightweight” – 75kg
“The Standard” – 120kg
“The King” – 170kg

To successfully complete the challenge you need to lift a stone up on your shoulder and keep it there for 5 seconds.

A video recording is needed to verify a successful lift and to reclaim your reward, post the video on Instagram, tag @hvammsvik and use the following hashtags:

#hvammsvik , “hvammsvikAtlaschallenge and “hvammsvikhotsprings.

The Reward

A successful lifting of a stone results in the following rewards:

“The Lightweight” – a free drink of your choice at our bar
“The Standard” – a free admission for two at Hvammsvík Hot Springs and two drinks of choice
“The King” – free admission to Hvammsvík Hot Springs for a year

If you successfully complete one of the above challenges please reach out to one of our team members at the reception/bar and they will happily hand you your price.

Note that we do not recommend that anybody tries this ancient challenge without professional supervision and a doctor’s recommendation!

How to find us


276 Mosfellsbær, Iceland

Hot Springs

Come Find Us

Hvammsvík is a truly unique location, only 45 minutes drive from Reykjavik city center.

Hvammsvik Hot Springs are open daily from 10am to 10pm (last entry at 8.30pm).

Tickets need to be purchased online ahead of your visit. A booking is needed to enter the Hvammsvík estate grounds, so please make sure to check availability and book before you stop by.

Hvammsvík Map