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Ring Road, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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All reviews steam vents surreal place ring road first hand common sense free attraction marked paths short visit place stinks bubbling pools natural wonder maybe minutes worth a visit sulfur smell amazing sight quick stop large area
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just quick look for the mud pots & steam. diff color of land but steam no special. so so place. ok for quick look & take some picture

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamface
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We didn't think very much of this stop - a couple of bubbling mud pots and very strong sulfur smell. If you haven't seen anything like this, it is worth a stop since it is right on the Ring Road. If you have been to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed October 17, 2018

This is an area just beside the road, just pull off and walk as much or as little as you'd like. It's beautiful and interesting - and pretty muddy on a rainy day. Worth a stop, for sure.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C-02
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Incredible the whims of mother nature. Unfortunately we had running shoes on so we didn't get all the out into the large field. We would certainly like to return if possible with better footwear to properly walk the terrain.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ted L
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Going to the geothermal area near Lake Myvatn was super cool! You feel like you are on a desolate planet in a way! A must stop...and relatively quick!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This place stinks, but is worth the time spent. There is a huge parking lot for this attraction that will allow all types of vehicles. Once you leave the parking lot it is imperative to stop at the 'deck' and read the informational sign about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Isaiah P
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The other reviews are not kidding. This place stinks, especially when the wind is blowing in your direction. It is still a nice place to make a quick stop to see the mud pools and take some videos/pictures. I wish we would have had time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stacey R
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Beware! Stinky.... thanks to the sulphuric acid that naturally occurs in geothermal pools! We hiked up the mountain to get some pretty epic pictures of the landscape but I highly recommend wearing hiking boots if you’re going to do this! The pools are pretty awesome...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrea B
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Beatiful spot to enjoy a geothermal experience. Boiling mud pots, smoking fumeroles and hiking trails provide entertainment and education for all.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Simone B
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

To see hot mud bubbling up from deep in the earth, and steam coming straight out of the ground was fun

Date of experience: September 2018
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thebushboy74
January 13, 2018|
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Response from sotms | Reviewed this property |
if you have a car you can just drive up to the parking lot and walk 1 minute to the mud pots.
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Valentina S
February 5, 2015|
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Hi - a girl from Akureyri here! The boiling mud pools, Hverarönd in Icelandic, are by Lake Mývatn. It takes you around 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there from Akureyri. The GPS coordinates are: 65° 38.466'N, 16° 48.549'W... More
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Valentina S
February 5, 2015|
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Hi - a girl from Akureyri here! The boiling mud pools, Hverarönd in Icelandic, are by Lake Mývatn. It takes you around 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there from Akureyri. The GPS coordinates are: 65° 38.466'N, 16° 48.549'W... More
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