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Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavik

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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 is a off beaten path and 40min from Keflavik Airport. Most tourists didn't know about this place but definitely worth visiting. The hot springs is Iceland´s largest mud pool and steam raising fro...  more »
  • Such an awe inspiring natural wonder! Would love to come again! Definitely recommend! We saw it as part of an IG Tour. 
  • Good well marked paths.Information boards all around.Stunning colours and quieter than other sites.Worth a visit if you have a car.