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. 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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  • This area is not far from the airport, it is located on the coast. This is a must to view. The hot water injection as steam constantly from the ground with an awful lot of power, by the steam cloud you can see here and there even boiling water (in the air). You can get there via a plankenpad around it run what has to be done very carefully, because there under the snow ice is and your so commercials are slipping. What a natural violence. On the other side of the sources you look out over the coast with beautiful rocks in the raging water. Such sea you can barely imagine. A piece of the beautiful inland Lighthouse (a whole climb up;-)).
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  • Not advetised anywhere near as much as the ones up on the golden circle but then they are free so no surprise there then! There is a vent which is constantly pouring out a huge plume of steam and the ...  more »
  • Beautiful place where there is almost no one the fumeroles are impressive and the smell of the suffering you carries enjoy in for you head to sea to do some photos at the top of the cliffs!
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  • Another sight of a great force of nature, the plumes made by the hot springs are massive and make you feel incredibly small on our planet. The wooden walkways are very well made and survive the freezing temperatures mixed with a constant cloud of steam being made, we didn't find any parts slippy when taking care in our steps. There is a small drive to get to the car park that is single track most of the way, however, the car park is large and the information for you to read is informative. Recommend a visit if you're travelling to the Bridge America-Europe or wanting to kill time before going to the Blue Lagoon.
  • Great spooky back story to the area full of witches and creep factor if you believe in that sort of thing but it's neat to read about along the trail. The geothermal activity as the weather can be strong here don't let that deter you from going along the trail through the area
  • There are a few sights in the area, so if you are looking for something to fill a bit of time (as we were on route to the airport) then it's worth a visit. Naturally, there is a very strong sulphur smell in the area, so if you find that unpleasant, perhaps not the best stop to make! It's also close a picturesque lighthouse which you can visit at the same time.
  • It's a bit off 5he beaten path next.to a geothermal energy plant. Kind of like what you may picture as.hell with boiling sulfur bubbling from the ground. Deffo not one of the springs you can swim in
  • Great place to visit, very quiet when we went so got some good pics. Hired a 4 x 4, very cheap from Hertz. The hot spring continuously spouts
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