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Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavik
(4.4/5 based on 280+ 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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  • Well you should know that when we were there, it was raining and there was a lot of wind, but despite all the show is awesome a real apocalyptic landscape! make a detour by the!
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  • Wind and rain lashing the landscape, this was a very atmospheric place, partly because of the strange story surrounding this place. The old boardwalk was in splinters below which gives you a taste of ...  more »
  • Almost lunar landscape that we are out of the ordinary. Smoke coming out of the ground is constant and impressive. To see!
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