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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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  • Absolutely beautiful views. Waited for the geysir to erupt 3 times. If you go to see it, it erupts approximately every 7 minutes.  more »
  • Certainly lots of Geothermal activity, steam and sulfur smells! There are 2 different visitor carparks and neither was busy when we visited in late March. close to the airport so if you want to do som...  more »
  • Lots of geothermal activity with very few visitors! I enjoyed walking on the boardwalks and seeing the hotpots bubbling and steaming away. Very sulfurous and colorful vents. No crowds like at Geysir!  more »
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  • Went quite early (0600) and no one was there. Super active, smelly, awesome geysers! If you're in the area, I suggest it!
  • Seh cooler Ort. Riecht ein wenig streng. Aber ist nicht überlaufen und man sieht ein gewaltiges Termalgebiet.
  • Awesome place and barely anyone there! Felt surreal with all that steam coming out from underground!
  • Hardly anyone else there, but the spines - and the steam - were more impressive than Geysir in the golden circle.
  • We had the whole place to ourselves, it looks fantastic and is great for those who love geology and excellent scenery