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Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

Road 50, Reykholt, Iceland
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“hot springs” (15 reviews)
Road 50, Reykholt, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice stopover when visiting the nearby waterfalls, but not worth a big detour. The water that flows here is boiling and sizzling, quite unique

1  Thank LeonVonk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Chris_vonR
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Sunny E
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A quick stop and photo opportunity. You can see the steam rising from the road and it is located right at the parking area. It is roped off so you can't get too close. There was even a tomato stand selling fresh tomatoes there in...More

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I could sleep to the magical sounds of the water bubbling up from under ground. And to think it's over 100° C when it hits the water is crazy. This place is small, but impressive and worth the stop.

Thank RachelEllyn
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank BetsyB21
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

It's fascinating to see Mother Nature in the raw, bubbling and shooting water out of the lava rock like a living, steaming, breathing thing (which it is). The water is literally hot enough to boil an egg!

Thank acstarr
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank 480teresa
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Mgartner08
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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.

Thank Morris-Madison
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