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Hverarond, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Also came here via a tour. Mud pools, very hot springs which can be over 200 deg celsius. Stay on the paths as can dissolve your footware the stench of sulphur is everywhere the hot springs and mud pools is worth stopping at.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Clivey57
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just east of Myvatn and right on the Ring Road, Namafjall offers a fascinating amble among the mud pots, boiling pools, steam vents, and painted landscape. Worth an hour, the attraction allows the visitor to get quite close to the features. If short on time...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was an interesting sight at the viewing deck to have a close view of the mud pool/pot. Walking around to see the rest of the hot spring, etc is of no issue if one stick to the walking path.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DorothyCheong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable landscape, beautiful colours and crater/steam formations. My gosh it really was very stinky though and I smelt that rotten egg smell for hours afterwards!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank P1996BTjax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You feel you are on another planet when you hit this landscape! Right off the Ring Road, there is ample parking spaces but no facilities. The dangerous areas are roped off, so it is safe. Reminded us much of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank christylou60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ALlo called Hverir, this spot is just down the road on the east side of Lake Myvatn. You will smell the bubbling black mud pots as soon as you exit your vehicle. Many people had scarves covering their faces because the sulphur odor is so...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

if you want to climb the volcano, approach it from the north end!! the south end is waaaaay too steep.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Cruiser613242
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Steam vents, bubbling mud pools, stunning views of fissures & mountains---you can't miss this spot if you're driving through the Myvatn area. But the smell from the vents is gawd-awful. Cover your nose or suffer the consequences.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank A F
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

Very close to highway 1 and plenty of parking. Lots of boiling mud pools and steam vents. Also, not too smelly.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

The whole field is with sulphur hydroxide gas generated from the cold water seeping to magma intrusion generating steam that come back to the atmosphere as sulphur hydroxide. A marvelous natural gaseous reaction and on a huge field scale. On the ground surface also seen...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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