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.
In recent years, Borgarfjörður has become a must-see stop on many tourist itineraries. Langjökull’s man-made ice tunnel now brings tourists to Borgarfjörður by the busload. Fosshotel and Hotel Húsafell offer plush lodgings nearby, with the rustic Fossatún cabins as an affordable option during summer. The famous Víðgelmir lava tube has been developed into an accessible caving experience, with guided tours, easily navigable walkways, and dramatically lit rock formations.
The latest attraction to arrive in this beautiful area is Krauma—or “Simmer,” in English. It’s a luxurious geothermal spa with a stark and stylish look, featuring various steam rooms and hot pots powered by the sulphurous water of Deildartunguhver—Europe’s most powerful geothermal spring, located just a stone’s throw away. The steam from the roaring, hissing, bubbling geothermal vent pours skywards in a column that’s visible for miles around.
The boiling hot water from the spring is mixed with cold glacial water from Rauðsgil, which originates from Ok—Iceland’s smallest glacier—to create the perfect bathing temperature. As we walk around, I can’t help but admire the contrast of the jet black circular pools set against the blindingly white fresh snow that lies shovelled into heaps.
Krauma offers five relaxing natural geothermal baths, a cold tub to get your blood circulation going, two calming saunas and a relaxation room where you can rest by the fireplace while listening to soothing music.
Krauma Restaurant serves Icelandic cuisine from the freshest local farm produced ingredients. Relax in the comfortable environment of the restaurant while enjoying the spectacular view of Europe's most powerful hot spring.
The bar offers a wide selection of drinks and snacks and is well suited to relax and unwind at the end of the day. The restaurant and bar are open all year round and can seat 70 guests inside and another 60 outside on the terrace if weather permits.
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