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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  • The day we were there the air was cool and the wind was fast so we took turns letting the kids warm up in the car. We enjoyed walking around to see the various mud pots and steam vents here. Our 6 yea...  more »
  • I absolutely love Iceland. It is like being on another planet, and the hot springs and bubbling mud pots that you can walk right up to especially make it feel like that. We visited here in September 2...  more »
  • This spot is just off the road and from far looks so otherworldly. Once you're out of the car you're hit with the smell, but it isn't so overpowering you'd want to leave. The mud pools bubbling are so...  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!
  • It's like going to a different planet
  • 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.
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