Deildartunguhver is Europe´s highest flowing hot spring with 180 liters per second. The name hot spring is more than deserved with the water emerging at stunning 97°C.

The water is partially used to heat the nearby cities of Borgarnes and Akranes. But also the hot spring itself is worth a visit. These visits are usually done in combination with other attractions in west Iceland. These usually are Hraunfossar waterfalls, the lava waterfalls and Barnafoss the children´s waterfall. In recent years to these attraction the ice tunnel in Langjökull glacier has been added as a main attraction in the west of Iceland. But also the cave Viðgelmir is worth a visit being one of the biggest Lava caves in the world.

Being only 1,5 hours away from Reykjavik Deildartunguhver and the area are perfect for a day trip from Reykjavik.

But also the way to west is an attraction especially if you decide to drive around Hvalfjörður (the whale fjord).  You will get a wonderful and scenic drive along the coastline around a beautiful fjord. On the north side of the fjord you also find a small store which also is the home to a small museum about whales since there is a whaling station in the Fjord.


Caving and West Iceland

Caving and West Iceland
This tour shows you the west of Iceland. And takes you to one of the biggest lava caves in the world, Viðgelmir.
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