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Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Lake Myvatn

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • Holy crap! Is this mars?! What an insane thing to witness. Mud pots and fumaroles are really amazing to see. If you've ever been to Yellowstone there are some similarities but the lack of greenery aro...  read more »
  • The colors, the steam, the bubbles and popping sounds make this a wonderful experience. You can get close enough without feeling threatened. Beautiful 
  • A geothermal area of hot springs and mud pools, with very strong sulfur smell. The sight itself was amazing to walk through. It's easy to spot off the ring road with plenty of parking spaces. The area...  read more »
  • 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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