Located 25 minutesLocated 25 minutes from Hotel Husafell in Borgarfjordur, Krauma is Iceland’s newest geothermal bathing resort. The world-class wellness complex features two saunas, a tranquility space and five outdoor nature baths fed by Europe’s highest flowing hot spring, Deildartunguhver.
The geothermally heated spring water is cooled to a perfect temperature using pristine, glacial meltwater from nearby Raudgil Ravine. Krauma was opened just in the end of the year 2017. It is the newest spa experience you can get in Iceland.
The geothermal bath resorts secluded location adds to its attractiveness. To be more precise, it’s situated in an authentic Icelandic mountain landscape. The area is famous for its natural hot springs which are the most powerful you can find in Europe. It might be quite tricky to find your way from the road to the spa itself, but you will be just fine if you just follow the “Deildartunguhver” signs from the road. When you arrive to the parking area, it feels almost unreal to find such a luxurious spa resort in a such remote location.
No chemicals are added to the water and the constant, rapid flow of the hot spring ensures the water’s purity. Located 90 minutes from Reykjavik and open-year-round, Krauma is a great alternative to the often-sold-out Blue Lagoon. Facilities include a changing room for 140 people, a gift shop and a restaurant opening in late November. Summer hours are 10am – 11pm and winter hours are 10am – 9pm. Immerse yourself in Icelandic nature at the Krauma geothermal bath resort. Relax in hot tubs heated with water from Europe’s most powerful hot spring, Deildartunguhver, and unwind surrounded by western Iceland’s stunning landscapes.
The pure water at Krauma geothermal nature baths is pumped straight out of the nearby hot spring Deildartunguhver. To cool it down and create the perfect bathing temperature, the water is mixed with cold glacial water from Iceland’s smallest glacier. The beauty and tranquility of the West Iceland landscapes are breathtaking as you warm the muscles in one of the resort’s five hot tubs, or get your blood pumping with an invigorating dip in the refreshing, cool waters of their cold bath.
Krauma also offers two steam rooms where water from Deildartunguhver hot spring is sprayed under timber benches to create the steam; high-quality scented oils are then added to the saunas to heighten your experience.
Krauma´s bathing area also has a sophisticated relaxation lounge with seating. There you find a cozy and comfortable place to rest your back and enjoy the wood heated fireplace. You can also admire the surrounding landscapes from this lounge. The whole relaxation room is surrounded with complete glass windows. The spectacular view from the restaurant overlooks Deildartunguhver, Europe’s most powerful hot spring.
You’ll see as the hot spring’s steam rises from the ground, serving as a great reminder of the power that lies underneath the earth’s crust. Like in the most of Icelandic swimming pools, you can also choose the best temperature to your comfort. Just try which hot bath suits you the best! There is a wide selection to choose from, whether you like to lay on your back, or just sit comfortably in different depths of the warming waters. Krauma also has two poolside steam rooms.
There you can warm yourself up if the outside temperature is getting too cold or windy for your cheeks and ears. Or if you feel like you are getting too warm, you can take a dip into the cold bath starting from only 5°C!To get most out of your time here, you might again want to grab a drink for your relaxation To visit Krauma it is recommended that you book your tickets in advance.
You can also enter this spa without booking and pay the entrance fee in the reception. But in high season, it’s definitely better to be safe than sorry with pre-ordered tickets! In Krauma bathing resort you find a restaurant which provides
an excellent local menu. Most ingredients are gathered from the farms close by so you can seriously taste the freshness.
We will give a warm recommendation for the fish dishes and fresh meat delicacy. In Krauma everything is as fresh and new as you can expect. The brand-new spa provides a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere for anyone looking for quiet and comfort. The same swimming pool rules apply here as stated before.
You are supposed to put your shoes aside while entering the changing area. Here you will find also personal lockers with numbered key bracelets to secure your personal belongings. Again, if you forgot your towel or swimsuit home, you are welcome to rent it from the front cashier for a little fee.
The most interesting and enjoyable part about lounging in Krauma is the fact that the waiters serve you directly to the baths. You don’t even need to get up from the warm water to the harsh weather outside the pools. Just sit back, relax and place your order from the pool. Soon you’ll be enjoying a refreshment!
- Payments can be done when exiting the spa
- Entrance fees is 3800 ISK
- Teens pay 1900 ISK
- kids under 12 go in for free