Witness the unusual landscape of Iceland with its volcanic rock, boiling mud pools, and steam vents at Gunnuhver Hot Springs. The highly active geothermal area was named after the legend of an angry witch named Gunna, whose spirit was trapped in the hot springs by a local pastor 400 years ago. The ghost story and the strong sulfur vapor add to the eerie atmosphere of the place. See the largest mud pool in Iceland, 20 m (65 ft) in diameter, boiling vigorously along its rims. Follow the signs, and stick to the paths. Note that the smell of sulfur can be overwhelming. Amenities include a small rest area and limited toilet facilities. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Grindavik holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Gunnuhver Hot Springs and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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This place was very different than others we visited, and has a nice walkway around the various pools. Nice stop! more »
A gravel road and parking lot lead to this small geothermal area of hot springs and steam vents. There are paths and boardwalks surrounding the area. more »
We scooted out to Gunnuhver after dinner on our first evening, taking advantage of the 20+ hours of daylight. It's amazing to see the many bubbling pools of volcanic mud and rock in the earth.They are... more »
Gunnuhver Hot Springs is a site to visit. I found it much more interesting then Geysir. The vents here are continuously blowing steam and some hot water. The landscape is spectacular and if you visit you do not have to contend with hordes of tourists!
I like this place better than geyser in the Golden Circle, the hot springs here is more powerful and active than Geyser. The smoke it produces is so strong and when it blends with the dark clouds, it feels like end of the world. The road not paved but its condition is very easy to drive comparatively, only the last part a bit bumpy. You can access through the road to the lighthouse too.
I love the thick steam produced by these springs, shrouding the walkways and the people walking upon them. It's a scenic spot and it really encapsulates what gives the Reykjanes Peninsula its name.
Wonderful geothermal vent. You can be totally immersed in the vapour cloud, feel the warm rain spray on you and watch the water boil and jet outside the earth.
Superb place..well worth even for a quick visit..steam out from the hot springs is amazing.high sulphur content area..and amazing landscapes
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