Krauma is a natural geothermal bath & spa with its waters directly coming from Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring. The 100°C (212°F) hot water is mixed with icy cold water from the smallest glacier in Iceland, Ok, which creates the perfect bathing temperature. Ideal for self-drive travelers in Iceland who would like to meet on location in Borgarfjordur, West Iceland, and a perfect add-on to your day of sightseeing in Borgarfjordur or Snaefellsnes Peninsula. Take a break from driving to immerse yourself in a geothermally heated spa and experience nature first-hand!
Duration: ~1 hours
Available: Apr - Dec
Age limit: No age limit
- Admission Tickets to Krauma
- Deildartunguhver Hot Spring
- Geothermal Waters
- Naturally Heated Hot Tubs
- Cold Tub for Blood Circulation
- Relaxation Room
Location: Krauma is located at Deildartunguhver in West Iceland, 320 Reykholt on Route #50. Krauma is approximately 97 km from Reykjavik. This is a self-drive tour so there is no transportation available.
What to bring Swimsuit and towel, can also be rented in the booking process or on site.
Youth (13-16): 1 900
Children (0-12): Free
Krauma is located near Reykholt in the region of Borgarfjordur, West Iceland. It is only a 1.20 hour drive from the Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavík (about 97 kilometers/60 miles). Deildartunguhver hot spring is in the vicinity and Hraunfossar & Barnafoss Waterfalls only a 20 minute drive away. Krauma is a great add-on when visiting these sites. Relax & rejuvenate in the geothermal waters and soak in the nature.
Krauma Baths & Spa
At Krauma Baths & Spa, you will find five warm relaxing natural geothermal baths, one cold tub to facilitate the blood circulation, two saunas and one relaxation room with a fireplace and soothing music. Krauma is certainly one of the best places to have a peaceful and refreshing day in Iceland.
The baths at Krauma have different shapes: two of them are spacious, two others have a cochlea shape and the last warm bath is a large plate where people can sunbathe while enjoying the hot water. The cold bath, which is approximately between 5°C and 8°C is the perfect way to get your blood circulation going. Krauma also has two steam baths with outdoor showers. There, you can lie down on timber benches and enjoy the steam warming up and softening your skin.
Geothermal Hot Water
Krauma Geothermal Baths is open all year round and can hold up to 140 people. During the summertime, the site is open everyday from 11:00 to 23:00 while in winter it is open everyday from 11:00 to 21:00. On special holidays such as Christmas and New Year, the geothermal baths & spa is open from 11:00 to 16:00.
Krauma means to simmer and when Iceland’s most powerful hot spring meets the country’s smallest glacier, it makes a combination of the perfect temperature to bathe in, a relaxing warm water. Deildartunguhver has indeed the highest flow rate of all hot springs in Europe. It pumps about 180 liters of water per second! The waters are then piped to the nearby towns of Borgarnes and Akranes for human consumption. This natural boiler is a great environmentally-friendly heating system and the best natural way to deliver hot water to homes in West Iceland.