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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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