The Deildartunguhver geothermal spring

Posted on September 27, 2009 by

The Deildartunguhver geothermal spring is located in the Western part of Iceland; it is the widest geothermal source in Europe! It gives 180l/s of water, that springs at 100°C: the water is canalized in thick pipes that supply heat and hot water to the houses within the range of 30km. by the time the water reaches its destination, temperature has decreased to 80°C

The Blechnum spicant (a very resistant and rare fern) grows by the spring.

In the area near the source, there are many greenhouses, as here man uses the heat of the area to grow vegetables. Indeed, here it is possible to buy tomatoes already packed in plastic bags: they’re standing on a bench/ small table, and whoever decides to buy, leaves 300 Isk in the wooden box by the table, as there’s no shop assistant!

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