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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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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