Deildartunguhver56 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Road 50, Reykholt, Iceland
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +354-5556066
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hot Spring
The geothermal reservoirs around the Reykholtsdalur valley are massive and the Deildartunguhver has the highest flow rate in not just this region but also in the entire Europe. This particular spring gushes out 180 litters of water at 100 degrees Celsius every second!
Also being the most powerful hot spring in Europe, the Deildartunguhver provides hot water to all that cities that fall within 65 kilometres radius from the spring! The pipeline that is used to move the water from here to Akranes is 64 kilometres long and is the longest hot-spring pipeline in the world.
Interesting part about this hot spring is that the land with the spring was owned by Sigurbjorg Bjornsdoottir- a lady who knew the rejuvenation and health benefits of the spring water. In fact, nearly 80 years ago, water from here was channelled to the house and the steam was used to heat the family home and to provide hot water for bathing and steaming food. The greenhouse located here was built in 1941 and even today the water from the spring is used to cultivate vegetables.
Today, the place is owned by Iceland and is open for tourist and visitors. The hot water smoke that gushes out can be seen even from a distance but take a walk around and you see just how powerful these springs are! The area itself is rather untouched (barring the wooden fencing) and along with the grass and the mountains that frame the spring, a visit here is nothing short of breath-taking.
Deildartunguhver Travel Tips
- If you opt for a tour, they will cover the conveyance for you. Ask local organizers for more details.
- Wear comfortable clothes, really sturdy shoes and carry drinking water and food.
- Keep a safe distance from the water geysers since they can be pretty unpredictable and cause high degree burns. Note that the water from here is mixed with glacier water further down at Krauma to provide a pleasant bath temperature but the water at the spring itself is dangerous.
Entrance Ticket Details For Deildartunguhver
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Deildartunguhver
- By Renting a Car.
- By renting a Bike from a nearby town (you ask locals for rentals as well)
- By walking
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37.58% of people who visit Reykholt include Deildartunguhver in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
42.86% of people start their Deildartunguhver visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Deildartunguhver
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Deildartunguhver
Deildartunguhver Reviews & Ratings
Very modern and clean complex. Only give it 4 stars because it smells (due to the sulfur I assume) and is pretty small. Still and interesting stop, doesn't hurt to go if you are already close.
Beautiful natural hot geothermal springs where you see the water boiling out of the earth! They have a very nice geothermal spa and an organic greenhouse that sells fresh organic produce on the grounds.
Fine stop on the way to or from another place to see "largest" natural hot spring in the world. Will be a very quick stop as not much to see/do, but if u need to stretch your legs, this is better than a rest stop.
Very nice. A good stop on the way. The SPA looks great as well
The hot springs was a nice short stop (about 15 minutes). It produces 180 litres of water per second, the largest output of any thermal spring in the world. Water from here has been used for central heating since 1925.