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Uunartoq Hot Springs, Greenland

Happy Greenlanders and tourists enjoy the unique experience of dipping in the hot springs while enjoying drifting icebergs floating by on Uunartoq Island at the far southern tip of Greenland. These hot springs provide vistiors with a perfect bath temperatures of about 100°F. Unlike the hot springs of Iceland, the hot springs in Greenland are not due to volcanic activity. It appears that the water is heated by deep layers in the earth’s crust rubbing against each other. I'm sure the worldwide club of "Viewed icebergs while sitting in hot springs" is very small.

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People sitting in a hot spring in Greenland while icebergs float by in the background.

Credit: Benutzer Svickova

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