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Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Grindavik

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • Another place which reminds you that you shouldn't mess with the Earth. Nice place to stop. Close to this place are lovely cliffs and Lighthouse. 
  • Well worth the stop off for the strange beauty of the place. No tourist facilities apart from information boards. 
  • See that's exotic! Smoke the earth move... a small trail is nicely for walking. I recommend ++
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