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“steam vents” (21 reviews)
“surreal place” (4 reviews)
“marked paths” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
Ring Road, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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"steam vents"
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"surreal place"
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"marked paths"
in 10 reviews
"short visit"
in 6 reviews
"common sense"
in 3 reviews
"free attraction"
in 3 reviews
"ring road"
in 16 reviews
"bubbling pools"
in 5 reviews
"first hand"
in 4 reviews
"large area"
in 4 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"thermal area"
in 3 reviews
"rotten eggs"
in 5 reviews
"be careful"
in 9 reviews
"sulfur smell"
in 6 reviews
"geothermal activity"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of Icelands nature wonders. Beautiful colored rocks. Lots of geothermal activity. But ignore the smell, it will hunt you for days.

Thank TimRoelants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steaming fumaroles, mud pots boiling and bubbling like crazy. Some of our group could barely hold onto their stomachs! Surrounding hills strikingly different in color - reds, browns and whites compared to near-by moon like rocks and plant-less environs. Really cool if you can breathe...More

Thank 1cannotstandstill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a stop as you travel on the Ring Road. The colors, sounds, and smells are unique and you are able to walk about freely.

Thank pdrey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After navigating the not so big lot (especially if there are a couple of tour busses), as you get out, be ready for the smell of sulfur. It takes some getting used to. You can spend up to an hour walking around the various mud...More

Thank rjfennell
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were so much photo ops here. The colors are fantastic!! The boiling mud is an extraordinary experience. We visited in June, and we didn't know about the flies. They're harmless, won't bite, but very bothersome! Eventually, we bought the head net thing (from the...More

Thank elsa n
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mud pots area is a great place to stop along the Ring Roan. Very interesting thermal activity and great for pictures

Thank Highlander-GG
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time I experienced a geothermic pool and it was quite fascinating to see the earth bubble and throw up sulphuric fumes with a strong stench. The place is just off the ring off and on the way to Myvatn. We almost...More

Thank Sherezad I
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The mudpots are surreal and otherworldly and make for a great photo (and video) op. Just off the Ring Road, they are easily accessible and strangely beautiful in any weather.

Thank v0yageur22
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I had never seen geysers before and was properly impressed. Prepare for the smell though. It is not as beautiful but is just about as stunning as the landscape.

Thank Svetlana O
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Totally surreal. Right off the road, worth a quick stop. Would be a nice place to stop and hike to the nearby ridge to the rift zone.

Thank OddEater
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thebushboy74
13 January 2018|
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Response from sotms | Reviewed this property |
if you have a car you can just drive up to the parking lot and walk 1 minute to the mud pots.
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Valentina S
6 February 2015|
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Response from Bryndis93 |
Hi - a girl from Akureyri here! The boiling mud pools, Hverarönd in Icelandic, are by Lake Mývatn. It takes you around 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there from Akureyri. The GPS coordinates are: 65° 38.466'N, 16° 48.549'W... More
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Valentina S
6 February 2015|
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Response from Bryndis93 |
Hi - a girl from Akureyri here! The boiling mud pools, Hverarönd in Icelandic, are by Lake Mývatn. It takes you around 1 hour and 20 minutes to get there from Akureyri. The GPS coordinates are: 65° 38.466'N, 16° 48.549'W... More
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