Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring
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SwissMissSpokaneWA
Spokane WA108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
If you're driving in the Reykholt Valley anyway, this is worth a quick stop. You'll see boiling water coming out of the ground. It's very impressive, but I wouldn't make special trip. There's a greenhouse with veggies for sale. There's also an upscale spa at the same location.
Written September 18, 2021
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aerofaze
Colorado Springs, Colorado526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
We found ourselves the only ones here that cold November day after deciding to stop by on our way from Hraunfossar to Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

I think we were both surprised, however, because typically when I hear "thermal spring" or "hot spring," I tend to think of an actual natural pool or resort in which folks can relax outdoors. Instead, we quickly discovered that Deildartunguhver is an impressive, natural display of harnessing the power of geothermal sources. Its heat and hot water is piped to the large, neighboring greenhouses AND two towns for energy.

The seemingly endless boiling water and steam is other-wordly, and I recommend caution from of any rogue splashes. Unlike in America, where you can count on the government fearing the stupidity of its citizens and hence erecting large barricades to protect against self-harm, only a short wooden fence separated us from the scalding steam. It also emitted sulfur odors as one woud expect, but it wasn't eye-wateringly strong (I actually like the smell as I associate it with all the enjoyable, relaxing times I've bathed in mineral hot springs).

Small parking lot that we had all to ourselves. Overall this isn't a very big attraction and it won't take very long to admire it, but I'm glad we made the stop to see what it was all about.
Written November 22, 2013
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,524 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is a powerful hot spring which produces 200 liters of very hot water per second. That said, there is not much to see at this attraction and there is a strong odor.

There are tremendous hot springs in Iceland and I recommend you skip this attraction.

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Written August 1, 2016
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Marika R
Kangasala, Finland252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
The most powerful thermal spring in Europe, producing 200 litres boiling water per second. Only about 1 hour drive north from Reykjavik, easy to visit if driving around the island too (quite easy access from road 1). The place is also easy to find, if you look out for the thermal steam rising from the spring. You can park just next to the spring. There is also a small "tomato-automat" there - a shelf from which you can take a carrot or tomato bag with you, and leave the money in the box. The vegetables are raised with the warm from the spring.

I think this place is worth visiting, even if you´d just rent a car from Reykjavik and drive around for a day or two, because there are nearby a lot to see! Deildartunguhver itself is quickly seen, as the area is quite small.
Written March 20, 2013
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J222_psu
Chicago, IL1,377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Well worth the stop at Europe’s largest hottest spring. There is parking and a few trails to walk along. Bring a picnic and eat at one of the benches or pick up some tomatoes grown in a greenhouse heated by geothermal energy.
Written December 30, 2017
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Margaret H
160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Hot boiling water pulsating in spurts through the rock, with millions of droplets glimmering in the sunlight - magic. The forces which are making the water come to the surface are tremendous. It's very beautiful and dangerous. It would only take three seconds or so to burn your hand to a crisp if you were careless enough to touch the water. You can walk to the river and watch the steam lift off the river as the hot water merges with it. It's only a small detour on your way to other attractions.
Written July 22, 2017
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LeonVonk
Utrecht, The Netherlands31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Nice stopover when visiting the nearby waterfalls, but not worth a big detour. The water that flows here is boiling and sizzling, quite unique
Written June 24, 2017
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Mgartner08
Des Moines, IA10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
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 was playing a joke on us. There was just 50feet of rock with hot springs. Nothing impressive. Spend your time exploring any other notable sight.
Written May 2, 2017
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Southendwesthamfan
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,067 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
We visited here on the way to the Hraunfossar (lava falls) and Barnafoss waterfalls as we drove from Rejkavik. Its well worth a visit, its not very big but seeing the volume of water and feeling the force of the water is pretty impressive. We visited both places very easily on a day trip in our hired car and the drive was enjoyable too. It seems like this is still a little of the regular tourist routes (perhaps as its not very big) as it was virtually deserted. Oh and we saw the friendly sheep dog as well.
Have copied some useful information about these hot springs below:
Deildartunguhver is Europe's most powerful hot spring. It provides 180 l/sec of 100°C hot water.
Most of the water used for central heating in the towns of Borgarnes and Akranes is taken from Deildartunguhver. The hot water pipeline to Akranes is 64 km long, the longest in Iceland and the water is about 78 - 80 degrees when it reaches Akranes. If you take a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius of the spring, you have already bathed in the hot water from this powerful spring!
Written February 19, 2017
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nsl115
Singapore, Singapore1,142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Boiling hot water gushing from the rocks is quite a sight to behold! Good parking space that's close to the springs so it's an easy walk. Definitely worth a visit!
Written July 19, 2016
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