Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Lake Myvatn

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#4 of 15 in Nature in Northeast Region
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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  • We are necessarily pass drive, you can't miss it! We arrived Deltifoss and Selfoss, and were going in the direction of Mývatn. Large parking lot of Earth, and you go for a ride in the middle of the chimneys of hot air and "puddles" of bubbling molten rocks! The smell of sulphur and acid, not pleasant at all, we did not not too look, but the site is worth a visit! Not far away, in the direction of Mývatn, you can stop the Blue Lake geothermal station, them cellar, and the Myvatn Nature Baths! You can see my other review of our Icelandic trip on my profile.
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  • Really interesting phenomenon. I visited the place in winter time when it was all white around and it was quite impressive! Be prepared to the smell!  more »
  • This is one of the craziest phenomenons. The earth is literally boiling and smoking there. You do have to stand the penetrating smell of sulphur. Which translates into rotten egg smell. If you can get...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Must see while in Iceland. Sulfur smell is a bit intense but the experience is well worth it !
  • Like the moon.
  • Very nice view and the rise in general. Tends to blow enough wind at the top, but alas a rope that can help you on the way down. Hassle-free
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