Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Reykjahlid

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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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  • This place reminded me of Yellowstone. Lots of things gurgling and sputtering. It was very muddy and it really stuck to your shoes. 
    This place reminded me of Yellowstone. Lots of things gurgling and sputtering. It was very muddy and it really stuck to your shoes.  more »
  • This is a very unique spot even for such a unique country like Iceland! The smell of sulphur in the area is pretty intense but the winds in the area help to carry it to different directions so at... 
    This is a very unique spot even for such a unique country like Iceland! The smell of sulphur in the area is pretty intense but the winds in the area help to carry it to different directions so at...  more »
  • We are definitely glad we stopped here on our way around the Ring Road. If you have not seen geothermal areas before in our countries, this will be great for you. The mud pots were awesome. The... 
    We are definitely glad we stopped here on our way around the Ring Road. If you have not seen geothermal areas before in our countries, this will be great for you. The mud pots were awesome. The...  more »
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  • There is a circle hike around the whole area up to the hill and back ~2,5 km. Elevation to the top of the hill is just 140m from the parking lot. It's little bit windy up there, but the views from that place are incredible. Definitely worth climbing up.
  • it was amazing
  • The smell is NOT the only thing you should be prepared for, if you visit during the summer. It's just a typical hot spring smell. But there are small flies everywhere, and they haunt you no matter where you go. Even to the top of the mountain. This also means that it's really difficult to get a good picture, where the flies aren't essentially dive bombing your camera or phone. That being said, it really is quite a beautiful place, and the most special of its kind I've seen in Iceland.
  • with great view
  • Lots of amazing geothermal activity. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.

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