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. Make your Reykjahlid itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Hverir is a geothermal area with numerous fumaroles and boiling mud. Hot mud pools, geothermal vents and some vibrant colours in the rocks. The smell is quite bad of sulphur but you kind of get used.....  more »
  • Interesting for people of latitudes where the volcano activity is inexistent. Unfortunately lot of drones and garbage close to the view spots  more »
  • Not a spectacular as Yellowstone but impressive in its own right. There are several bubbling colorful pools. The sulfur smell is pungent so be prepared. It's just off the highway.  more »
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  • 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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