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Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavik
(4.4/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Gunnuhver was amazing. Everything was bubbling, gurgling, shooting up. It was a feast for the eyes and the brain. And when I looked up from all that bubbling, gurgling, etc, the landscape was incredib...  more »
  • Stopped here to see, we'd seen other hot spings on our trip and you can smell the sulphur which isn't too bad, but these one stunk! I think it's because its mixed with mud/sand which makes it a lot wo...  more »
  • This was pretty awesome and if you are going to do the Golden Circle this stop point is pretty awesome! Not as many people as I was told I would encounter that was a plus.