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. 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Namafjall... is an area of high temperature, with the steam vents and pots of mud. 1000 meters deep heat exceeds 200 degrees C... The steam is accompanied by various gases, such as hydrogen sulfide, which gives the hot springs their characteristic smell. These result in significant sulphur deposits, which were once exploited for the production of gunpowder. A sign warned us: Attention!... insecure floor and high temperatures... (80-100 degrees C.) don't walk in trails and the marked pistes! Really unusual experience...
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  • August 17, 2017
    As soon as you see the field for the first time considering it was in a different world. Absolutely fascinating everywhere that simmer to see or hear the hiss. Recommended and definitely not miss.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful mountain that smokes at various points. Craters of boiling mud scattered and vapors crackling all around. All straight from the heart of the Earth. Beautiful!
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