Enjoy a soothing bath at Krauma geothermal baths in an authenticnature, near Deildatunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring.
Experience nature from its core by bathing in the geothermal baths at Krauma. The hot water originates in Europe’s most powerful hot spring Deildartunguhver, at a temperature of 100°C (212°F). To achieve the perfect bathing temperature the hot water is mixed with cold water which originated in the glacier Raudsgil.
Krauma has a total of six baths, five warm and one cold. The baths only feature blunted soft shapes which create an interesting contrast to the square design of the buildings. If you want to get even more relaxed enjoy the relaxation room located in the bathing area and lie or sit down while listening to soothing music and a crackling fireplace.The steam baths at Krauma are created by spraying water from the hot springs under timber benches located in the steam baths. Guests can smell high quality scented oils in the saunas to add to their experience.
Deildartunguhver. Situated on a beautiful farm, Deildartunguhver is the largest and most powerful hot spring in Europe with a flow rate of 180 litres (50 gallons) of water per second at a piping hot 97°C (200°F). The scalding water bubbles out of an algae-covered rocky outcrop creating a steamy source of power. Most of the water heating homes and businesses in the towns of Borgarnes and Akranes comes from Deildartunguhver. It travels through a 64 kilometre (40 mi) pipeline, the longest of its kind in Iceland. So, if you take a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius of Deildartunguhver, you have already bathed in the hot water from this powerful spring!
Krauma. Geothermal baths in west Iceland.
- Entrance to the geothermal baths at Krauma