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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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  • Námafjall is a mountain (482 m.) near Mývatn area at the North East of Iceland. It's next to the geothermal area of Hverir, an active volcano in the category of Krafla volcano system. Covered with sol...  more »
  • Fascinating place just off route one east of Myvatn, we visited in October and it was relatively quiet. Open area comtaing whistling fissures and bubbling mud pools. Strong sulphur smell shouldn't put...  more »
  • That reeked of rotten eggs - but the sight of the Sunrise was the most beautiful experience of our trip and also to the stink, get used to it. Be sure to recommend you!
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  • 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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  • Lunar landscape with an egg smell rotten
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