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Deildartunguhver Thermal Spring

Road 50, Reykholt, Iceland
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“boiling water” (9 reviews)
“worth a stop” (14 reviews)
“quick stop” (6 reviews)
Road 50, Reykholt, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was under renovation during our visit. However, we could still see steam everywhere. There is a nice little self-service tomato stall selling delicious tomatoes. I am not sure when will the work in progress completed. Worth paying a visit after the upgrading work...More

Thank whitebunee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought we would see boiling pits of water, but everything was closed off because of maintenance. Not worth the trouble. You couldn't see anything at all.. maybe in 2018?

Thank Crista v
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a fairly incredible sight - boiling natural water. It is not very well presented and they are conducting building work that obscures the main part, but it is worth a stop along the road to see water jumping up as it boils.

1  Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Stopped here to see the thermal activity. Our guide explained how the water travels by pipe and it was fascinating to see the network of pipes and hot water/steam escaping. A small stand sells tomatoes ($3.00) grown in the area. Very informative if you are...More

1  Thank virginian9
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Thanks to TA I knew this would be a bit underwhelming, but our guide insisted we stop by. Even some of the tourist books insist on stopping. TA reviews were right! There was a lot of construction going on blocking any real views. In the...More

1  Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

If you pass this place go and take a look - but don't make a special journey. You can see some hot water bubbling out of rocks. That's it

Thank jamester74
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Steam blasting out of the ground. Bubbling hot water. We love this stuff and always stopped to see them. This is a small roadside attraction. If you're driving by stop to see it. A nice photo op. It only takes 15 minutes to visit. If...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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...More

1  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 17 June 2017

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
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