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Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavik

(4.3/5 based on 340+ 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 is a great Geothermal place of intrest and wonder. It is just a few miles the Bridge over the continents and we have visited about 4 times and each time it has been quiet ( away from the mai...  more »
  • I can't explain why I enjoyed this so much, but I did. For one thing, it was an unexpected surprise. We were nearing the end of our drive around the perimeter of Iceland and came upon these hot spring...  more »
  • It is one thing to see something like this in a picture on TV, but to actually see it with your own eyes was pretty cool. There is no entrance fee, you just walk right onto the property and go over to...  more »