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Address: Ring Road, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Amazing sight

It was raining, which made walking around very muddy which stuck to your boots, but was still a really good day and extremely interesting, although smelly. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
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Port Stephens, Australia
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Port Stephens, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

It was raining, which made walking around very muddy which stuck to your boots, but was still a really good day and extremely interesting, although smelly. Well worth a visit.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We arrived at the mud pots during our trip to Lake Myvatn and if you are into natural activities don't forget to stop at the mud pots it is similar to Yellowstone Nationalpark just not quite as big but still worth a visit. I would not recommend staying too long as the smell of sulfur in the air is quite... More 

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Oude-Tonge, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Nice but not special if your have been to New Zealand. The place is small but I can imagine that people who have never seen mud pools finds it OK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We arrived at the Mud Pots while on a tour of the Myvatn area with Reynir, our informative guide from Star Travel. Perhaps it was a windy day but the smell of sulphur was not a big issue for us & we highly recommend a visit here to see the bubbling, gurgling mud pots and geothermal steam vents. Be sure... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit good to see up close whats under our feet and how the earth works. Easily accessible for any person

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Small area to walk around with many venting, bubbling sulphur hot pots to see and hear. Not crowded when we visited in October but imagine it would be very crowded in the summertime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this stop off, taking in the Martian landscape and peering into geothermal vents and mud pots. The smell is incredibly bad but that somehow makes the experience that but more fun! One of the highlights for me was the view point over looking lake Myvatn just next to the mud pots. One of the most beautiful views... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

The mud pots and fumaroles are amazing. This covers a large area and is easily accessible for anyone. You can see the gases rising from the highway. We worthy of stooping and walking around. You can spend more or less time here depending on your interest and time available. I have never see boiling mud before!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Amazing sight to see how the ground is almost alive with volcanic activity. Make sure you drive away from Myvatn to have a quick visit. Fascinating.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We came upon this free attraction just driving around Lake Myvatn and it is amazing. There are mud pools, steam vents and all sorts of other thermal activity. It is very smelly but please don't let this put you off this interesting example of thermal activity in Iceland. It is definitely worth a visit.

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