Holuhraun Creates Hot Spring - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Holuhraun Creates Hot Spring

Published July 31, 2015

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Holuhraun has created a hot spring that people have discovered is actually perfect for bathing in.

Vísir reports that the spring in question is located near the Svartá River, and is more akin to a river than a creek, on account of being about 30 metres deep and a few metres wide.

Frímann Guðmundsson, a warden who works at the Dreki mountain huts in nearby Dyngjufjöll, told reporters that it is fairly easy to reach the stream, and that the bathing experience is “quite spectacular”.

Those wanting to try it out for themselves, however, should probably do so now rather than later. Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, a geology professor at the University of Iceland, cautioned that the stream was heated by the lava, and will cool with it.

In the meantime, though, prospective bathers would do well to take the trip north now.

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