Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Reykjahlid

Mountain · Nature / Park
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. Make your Reykjahlid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • The smell of sulphur is noticeable even before you get there, when walking around try to stay upwind. The blubbing, gurgling, hissing and plopping sounds surround you and there are some great...  more »
  • In love with this place, i wouldn’t go from there. Nature nature nature. Just amazing Thanks Iceland 🙏🏽  more »
  • Nice smell :) I love my country. Geothermal area and always nice to visit. Great nature. Very nice view when the sun is shining.  more »
  • A MUST SEE! Small hiking to the top, little steep but not that hard really, hot pots on the bottom, at the top a beautiful view on the valley
  • It is beautiful out there! Take a look.
  • I'm not a hiker, but I became a mountain climber on this hill. I started walking up the right side (looking at it from the pits) and didn't know I was about to ascend. All the peaks are worth it. It was beautiful. After that I felt accomplished. Nearly slid many meters down the south side even in hiking shoes.. but no other gear. Its dangerous and scary but I'm stubborn. Its possible. But make sure you can handle it! Very steep!
  • Beautiful and far view from top of this hill. Difficult to ascend from the south side, good footwear recommended else you slide down the steep path, even when it is absolutely dry, or use the northern path.
  • It's like going to a different planet

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