Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), Reykjahlid

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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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  • We visited Hverir on a cruise ship excursion around the Myvatn Lake area and our stop here was the highlight of the day for me. The landscape is surreal, very outworldly, but the colours, smells and....  more
    We visited Hverir on a cruise ship excursion around the Myvatn Lake area and our stop here was the highlight of the day for me. The landscape is surreal, very outworldly, but the colours, smells and....  more »
  • Stunning to watch these mud pits in action but the smell is awful. A really cool site to stop and explore though. Would check it out again! 
    Stunning to watch these mud pits in action but the smell is awful. A really cool site to stop and explore though. Would check it out again!  more »
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  • There is a circle hike around the whole area up to the hill and back ~2,5 km. Elevation to the top of the hill is just 140m from the parking lot. It's little bit windy up there, but the views from that place are incredible. Definitely worth climbing up.
  • Springs were cool. Trail is treacherous even in dry conditions. Do not attempt in trail runners or runners. Effectively dust and rubble over a dirt trail that isn’t leveled and at 20%+ gradient.

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