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Mud Pots

Address: Ring Road, Akureyri, Iceland
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Akureyri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

very interesting to see the bubbling mud in the middle of winter along with the hot steam shooting out the bore holes. tour guide at saga tours was great and very knowledgeable. This was part of a tour that I would recommend if you want to see a lot of the area attractions in a relaxed mood.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have mixed emotions about mud pots. We had seen them in Yellowstone so we were a little disappointed as this area was small. But if you have never see mud pots definitely see these. It was also neat to know that Iceland had mud pots like Yellowstone in the the US. We also saw the mud pots when it... More 

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cambridgeshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

this is an amazing although smelly (sulphur) place, you soon get used to the smell, there are mud pots everywhere you look, bubbling away, you are able to wander round at your leisure. worth a visit

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I literally felt like I was on the moon when visiting here. Definitely not to be missed! We stopped here as part of a Lake Myvatn day tour with Saga Tours.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great spot to experience Iceland's geothermal wonders. It does smell, but worth the trip. Be careful, the crust is very thin in spots.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It's amazing to see the geothermal dynamics of Iceland! The sulphur smell is strong, but it's the best place to go to see the blurbing of the steam!

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited here after a trip to myvatn lake, was a bit pongy, but u got used to it, its almost like a different planet, history and how they use geothermal energy is really interesting, worth the visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

this was a great stop off the ring road and really cool to see. they smell horrible but worth stopping to see.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You will pass by this on the ring road as you drive toward Myvatn and Akureyri from the Husavik area. When in the parking lot, when facing the hill, hike up and down the hill from the right side. It will be much easier and less riskier. The left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. I slipped and nearly... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You will pass this on your journey and get out for a quick look. It's more like a lunar landscape with the bizarre combination of the mud and thermal pools sending steam fronds out. Don't venture out across to the pools as the crust is thin and the water would kill you in seconds if you went in. The place... More 

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