Holuhraun Bathing Pool: group visits available with Saga Travel

Date Posted: 12/10/2015

Groups looking for something a little different on their next trip to northern Iceland can take a dip in a super-sized thermal bathing pool, created in the wake of last year’s Holuhraun volcanic eruption.

The six-month-long volcanic event produced Iceland’s biggest lava flow in over 200 years -  enough lava was spewed out to cover 85 square kilometres – and now visitors can embrace a body of water which is constantly changing in shape and volume, with temperatures between 35 and 40 degrees.

The water is both heated and filtered as it flows from the southern end of the still-steaming lava field to the northern edge, where it mixes with cold ground water, and the resulting natural bathing area is complete with various secluded pools, gentle currents, streams and miniature waterfalls.

And now Saga Travel has launched its own trip to the natural hot tub. A Holuhraun and Askja Super Jeep day trip is available in the summer months between 16th June and 31st October; and you can also extend the trip for two days and stay overnight in a mountain hut amidst waterfalls and calderas.

Saga Travel offers group rates for parties of nine or more people.

You can find out more information by visiting www.sagatravel.is/en.

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