Hot springs are nature's wonder and are also known as thermal springs found basically in volcanic areas. Some interpret it as the wrath of mother nature cooled down again spurting out from vents making them marvels to watch for.
A Hot spring is formed due to spewing out of geothermal heated groundwater from the mother earth's womb. Many of these hot water springs were created 20 - 45 million years ago as a result of violent volcanic activity.
Emerald Spring is located in the Norris Geyser basin in the Yellowstone National park. Emerald spring is said to be 27 feet in depth. The water temperature in the spring attains a boiling point of 78 degree centigrade. The spring gets its name emerald green color from the effect it forms when sunlight falls on the surface of the water. Giving it a blue formation and thereby deflecting the yellow sulphur. Emerald spring is basically considered a calm hot spring pool but occasionally it has small 3 foot water eruptions.
Deildartunguhver is the best hot spring in Iceland located in Reykholtsdalur. The Deildartunguhver is characterized by a very high flow rate of boiling water emerging at 97 degree centigrade. The Deildartunguhver is the hot spring flowing from the highest point in the whole of Europe. The water of this hot spring is also said to be having therapeutic solutions. Therefore, to bring in the thermal energy of the natural spring to utility the boiling water is being piped to far off places.
Next in the list is the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in iceland . this one is a sure not to miss in Iceland. The steamy water of this lagoon is said to be a part of a lava formation of volcanic eruption. Superheated water oozes out from the ground near a lava flow source which is thereby used to run turbines that generates electricity. The hot water in the lagoon is found to be rich in silica and sulphur. Bathing in this Blue lagoon is considered to be an ultimate solution for those suffering from skin diseases and other skin ailments. One can not only bathe but can also soak in the hot water spring to absorb its medicinal contents.
Truly, these hot springs are not only visual treat but also have healing powers for skin ailments as well.