Nice stopover when visiting the nearby waterfalls, but not worth a big detour. The water that flows here is boiling and sizzling, quite unique
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The extreme temperatures of these waters help provide hot water to cities nearly 75km away, which is in itself impressive. There isn't much to see here, but if you're in the area, it is certainly worth a visit.
We stopped here on our way to Reykholt and Hraunfossar/Barnafoss. The site is quite small, but the bubbling hot water is interesting nonetheless! There is a lot of smelly steam around the place - which is kind of fun, especially with kids around. There also...More
I stopped here briefly since I was in the area. The informational area was closed but I was able to walk around and get pictures of the steaming water. It's fascinating how hot the water is. There is a stand that sells fresh tomatoes on...More
The springs are so hot that your glasses fog up when you get close to the water. Most powerful hot spring in Europe in terms of volume of water produced. Provides heat and electricity for nearby villages. This is a nice quick stop just to...More
Many travel books are quoted saying this is the "largest hot spring in Europe." By largest, they mean produces the largest volume, but by size it is tiny and unimpressive. We drove out of our way to stop here and it almost seemed like someone...More
If you're anywhere in the Borganes area, stop here. Plans are underway to upgrade the display while improving the heating connections to the village. Not only are there bubbling springs, but also a view down the (steaming) valley.