Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavik

4.5
#1 of 10 in Parks in Reykjanes Peninsula
Hot Spring · Nature / Park
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. Plan your visit to Gunnuhver Hot Springs and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Grindavik trip builder app.
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  • Be patient & you will be rewarded by the different types of geysers in the area. The restaurant(on the right) served fabulously cheap soups, very warming in the winter.  more »
  • My husband and I stopped at a couple places around the area because our flight arrived at 6 am and we couldn't check into our hotel yet. The place is close to the airport (45 minutes). We arrived...  more »
  • This place is definitely worth a stop if you are travelling around the south west region. You can also walk or drive over to the lighthouse and cliffs.  more »
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  • Very cool stop if ur in the area. Can feel the warmth of what's underground from a foot off the ground. Bubbling pots and a bursting vent make u feel off world
  • If you are planning on going to the blue lagoon, take a quick stop by here as it's quite close by. A great tale about this place and a little bit extreme with huge vapours rising from deep below. Do stick to the path though, as you would not want to fall through, and down into a big boiler
  • You get really close to an impressive boiling pit after a short drive from the airport. The kids where way more impressed with this than Geysir.
  • Great stop. I didn’t spend a ton of time there, but the hot springs were awe-inspiring up close and in person. They were almost intimidating to be honest. The various warning signs surrounding the area in addition to the ghost story/history and just the hot springs itself really were scary but amazing. Stunning views the whole drive there (I came from KEF international airport) and got a great look at the light house.
  • One of the craziest places we have been, a mystique hot tub that produces cloudlike steam. You really feel like walking in clouds when the steam surrounds you, which is quite strange but a great experience. Mind that you will get pretty wet.

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