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.
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