Location: West Iceland
Directions from Reykjavík to Deildartunguhver on Google maps.
Duration: Cirka 2 hours drive from Reykjavík to Deildartunguhver hot spring.
If you’re looking for a unique and surreal hot spring experience, Deildartunguhver in Iceland might be to your likings. This hot spring is located in the Bláskógabyggð municipality and is famed for its high levels of geothermal activity.
Deildartunguhver is one of the most powerful hot springs in Iceland, with water temperatures reaching up to 97 degrees Celsius. The spring produces an impressive 180 liters of water per second, making it the largest hot spring in Iceland. Once you arrive at the hot spring, you’ll be able to see (and smell) the steam rising from the ground.
There are several things to keep in mind if you’re planning on visiting Deildartunguhver. First of all, the ground around the hot spring is very fragile, so it’s important to stay on the paths at all times. Secondly, because of the high water temperature, you cannot bathe in the spring itself. However, there is a public swimming pool nearby that is fed by the hot spring water, so you can still enjoy a dip. Actually, 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.
So if you’re looking for an otherworldly hot spring experience, Deildartunguhver is definitely worth a visit. Just remember to stay on the paths and be careful not to get too close to the water.