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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Lake Myvatn
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Gigantic mud craters surrounded by sulfur crystals of many different colors, bubbling mud pots, and steam pots make up the landscape of Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard). Follow a small hiking trail, which goes up to the mountain and then returns to the highway and the parking lot. The soil in the area is almost barren due to erosion and the sulfur fumes. If you get cold and tired, soak in thermal baths on the other side of the mountain. To avoid injuries and burns, stay on the track. Bear in mind that the fumes can be harmful. Take a look at our Reykjahlid vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is the main site of geothermal in the North of the Iceland, located less than 10 kilometers to the East of the Lake Myvatn and five kilometers south of the Krafla volcanic area. The site is free to access and connected by the road n ° 1. There, it's like on Mars or on Venus because the landscape is incredibly colored with Brown and orange, as to Geysir, with less active geysers. The pools of sludge and the solfatares can be approached within 10 meters. You can also take a walk on the hill overlooking the site for the tour. We visited Hverir, the Krafla volcano and Dettifoss falls on the same day, at the start of Akureyri.
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  • An area that reminds one of Yellowstone National Park but on a much smaller scale. Steaming pots and fumaroles. Need to read the signs and make sure you stay on the marked trails. This area sits on th...  more »
  • The green valleys one passes to the lunar landscape or rather charming appearance but almost hellish about this place where you see the mud boil and clouds of steam and smoke rising to the sky with the ubiquitous smell of sulphur. It is similar to the nth degree to Pozzuoli but high Solfataras extension. Fascinating visit.
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  • Like the moon.
  • It is an awesome experience walking around here, between solfataras, lava fields and warm Earth under your feet. It's like being on the Moon, and at the same time as if the volcano was about to erupt. Experience not to be missed.
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  • Lunar landscape with an egg smell rotten
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