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“Other worldly sight”
Review of Hverarond

Hverarond
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$301.18*
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Day Trip to Lake Mývatn and Powerful Dettifoss from Akureyri
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$346.30*
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Diamond Circle Day Trip from Akureyri
Ranked #6 of 32 things to do in Lake Myvatn
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The whole place looks so strange! As we were driving on Route 1 towards our hotel in Myvatn, we can see from 1/4 mile away steam rising from many spots at the base of a yellow stained hill. There are "mud pots" that are exactly that: pots of mud boiling and bubbling. It is such an interesting sight! The word Hverir means "hell" and it is an appropriate description of the place. Even though there is a strong smell of sulfur, we got used to it. This is an attraction not to be missed.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Hverarondor Hverir is located at the base of a spectacular volcanic mountain and it is impossible to miss the steam and smell of sulfur in the air. The area consists of a number of fumaroles, mud pools and mud pots that all seem to be boiling with lots of energy. We visited them 2 times while in the Lake Myvatn area and they appeared different each time. The colors of the yellow sulfur add to the beauty of the place. It is an interesting place to photograph with each pop of the mud lending a different artistic pattern. There are dried mud areas full of color and patterns. It is about 10 minutes from the upper part of Lake Myvatn. Be sure to walk all around the area as each part is different. There is a specific walking path as well as a deck over-looking one of the active mud pots. It is a must while in Lake Myvatn!

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Definitely worth a quick stop and a walk through the marked paths that take you up next to the boiling mud. The smell is hard to handle but the sights are worth the visit. Tiny bugs (midges) swarming the place in June. Definitely bring your head mosquito net.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Despite having seen the same in New Zealand, we were pleased to visit this location. As ever, love the bubbling mud and wonderful colours of the earth. It takes your breath away!

Thank KeithW725
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Eerie and other-worldly place with bubbling pools, steaming fumaroles and interesting colours. Great place for photos. Easy to walk around.

Thank VikiBoyko
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