Djupavogskorin Hot Springs Travel Guide
Djupavogskorin, spelled Djúpavogskörin in Icelandic, is a lesser-known hot spring in East Iceland that’s fantastic for hot spring bathing with a middle-of-nowhere feel.
Close to the famous Ring Road, the Djupavogskorin natural geothermal pool is a convenient yet remote attraction to stop at on your trip around the country. Pause for a warm dip during this 10-day self-drive tour of the complete Ring Road or this epic 14-day self-drive tour.
This wonderful Ring Road attraction is within a few kilometers of Djupivogur town. The hot springs are just a few meters from the Ring Road, hidden behind a small hillock. Visitors to the hot springs can enjoy an ocean view from the pool.
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Features of Djupavogskorin Hot Springs
Djupavogskorin was built from a natural hot spring in a remote peninsula in East Iceland. The rectangle-shaped pool is filled with geothermally heated water, creating an excellent East Iceland attraction.
Locals in this region of Iceland may have built the Djupavogskorin hot pool. After all, bathing in geothermal pools is a common practice around Iceland. The heat from the pools presents an excellent way to resist the cold.
Around eight people can fit in the pool. The unmarked location is not entirely unknown, so other groups could be looking to bathe in the pool when you visit. However, you shouldn’t need to wait long for a soak. The water is relatively hot, so a short dip will likely suffice!
As you relax in the hot waters, it’s easy to appreciate the solitude of this beautiful setting. The plains stretch out before you, with the sea nearby and mountains rising in the distance, creating a picture-perfect natural landscape.
Hot springs like Djupavogskorin are standard in Iceland, and geothermal pools are popular places to visit. Geothermal activity in Iceland is typical and contributes to many attractions like the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
However, a geothermal pool like Djupavogskorin is a unique find. Although it’s not a wholly hidden hot spring, the location is remote and not visible from the road. Therefore, most people driving on the Ring Road will pass without noticing a thing.
How To Get to Djupavogskorin Hot Springs
The Djupavogskorin hot springs are near the Ring Road in East Iceland, 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometers) from the small town of Djupivogur. The best way to travel along the Ring Road is by car.
From Keflavik or Reykjavik, visitors can rent a car and drive east along the Ring Road, Highway 1. When traveling the road from the west heading east, the hot spring will be on the right-hand side shortly before the town of Djupivogur.
Djupivogur, the nearest town to the hot springs, is approximately 374.8 miles (550 kilometers) from Reykjavik. Djupivogur was initially settled as a trading center as far back as 1589, and it makes an excellent stop on your trip through the Eastfjords.
Djupivogur has a small community of around 400 people. It’s an old trading settlement that has morphed with the tourist industry, including many small shops, cafes, restaurants, and campgrounds. This expansion means travelers could visit the hot springs and then head into town for dinner.
Just off Djupivogur is the island of Papey. Papey is about 0.77 square miles (two square kilometers) in size and uninhabited by people but abundant in birdlife. Atlantic puffins and guillemot make their home on the island, making it a popular destination for bird watchers.