Both hot springs are located near Hveragerði town – an unusual town which is built over such springs.
Leppaluði is not a natural spring – this is a borehole which was constantly erupting hot water up to 10 – 12 m high. There is concrete around the borehole – thus it even does not look too natural.
This borehole is named after the husband of legendary ogress Grýla – Leppaluði.
Since the formerly active Grýla geyser is inactive today, some tourists happen to confuse the recently active Leppaluði with the nearby Grýla.
- Dirk Niemann, Hveragerði and Grændalur, Volcanic Springs. Accessed on April 17, 2019.
Leppaluði borehole on the map
|Location, GPS coordinates:||64.0136 N 21.1888 W|
|Categories:||Thermal springs, Geysers (not a real geyser)|
|Rating:||(1.5 / 5)|
|Where is located?||Europe, Iceland, Suðurland, approximately 45 km drive west from Reykjavík, approximately 1.6 km north from Hveragerði town, at the right side of the road leading to the north, to Reykjakot, at the bridge over Varmá River|
|Height:||artificial spouter, around 2007 it was some 10 – 12 m high|
Video of Leppaluði borehole
jenniesfilmpjes, July 2007
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