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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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  • This site is adjacent to the N1 east of Reykjahlid. There is parking available and a viewing platform where you can see boiling mud pools and experience the sulphurous smells! There is also the possib...  more »
  • My favorite spot in the Lake Myvatn area. You truly feel like you're on another planet with the grey-blue bubbling mud pots and huge plumes of smoke rising out of the ground. This is a must see in Nor...  more »
  • Coming from Dettifoss, a few kilometres before Myvatn, this geothermal site worth a look. Fumeroles, fireplaces, pools of bubbling mud rub in a scenery of ochre and Red Hills.
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