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Address: | Hverarond, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Truly amazing because you can get so close

OK there are other places in the world with bubbling mud pools and steaming rock vents. But how many are there where you can get as close as you dare and not be confined to a... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2016
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

OK there are other places in the world with bubbling mud pools and steaming rock vents. But how many are there where you can get as close as you dare and not be confined to a boardwalk 10 yards away. I think this is a very special place. Tip: Try to clean your boots before getting back into your car... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Like you are walking on an alien planet...sulfur gas coming out of the ground....really a smelly place...but yet so cool...definitely worth a stop...should only take 30 min to get a good feel for the place..

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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A chance to see some of the effects of volcanic activity on the land, there area steam holes, boiling water and mud pots here. We stayed less than 15 minutes, but it's interesting and easily accessible from e parking lot.

Thank Travel11223344
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see place as it really does look like something on another planet. The boiling mud pits, powerful steam vents and strong smell of sulphur all combined to make a totally alien-like landscape thats uniqueness has just got to be seen to fully be appreciated.

Thank The_Tourizer
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We visit this place in a lovely sunny day during our travelling in the area. It was very interesting to see all the geothermal activity around.

Thank Iris2Israel
Boonton, New Jersey
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Hverarond is a beautiful landscape with bubbling cauldrons of mud and steaming pits. I looks as if you are on another planet and is surreal to experience. I also happy we visited it. Just be prepared for the super strong sulfur odor. I mean STRONG. I was pretty sure that I was doing permanent damage to my lungs strong. I... More 

Thank KD0608
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is so surreal, it gives the impression of being somewhere on Mars or another planet than the earth. I really liked it despite the smelling, it really is worth it.

Thank alinaestera
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

The hissing blow holes and bubbling mud pots are other worldly. Definitely worth a stop since it is right on Route 1.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Ok so I was really torn about how to rate this - when I say disgustingly stinky I cannot possibly overstate the magnitude of the retching that the foul smell of this place induces. It is seriously like what I imagine the bog of eternal stench smells like, and the kids were literally unable to bear some of the sulfur-tinged... More 

Thank Deborah C
Edmonton, AB
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We almost did not stop - it was a left hand turn from Hwy 1, going east to west and we did not note it in our stops. We saw lots of cars in the lot and I am so glad we stopped. We had beautiful sunny day. As already mentioned, it was smelly, but nothing like I had ever... More 

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