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Hverir, Reykjahlid

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Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
At Hverir, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Plan your visit to Hverir and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Reykjahlid trip itinerary planner.
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  • Hverir is a large field of solfataras – evil-smelling belching mud pools and screaming steam vents – and this, although it was only a Tier 2 attraction in our opinion, was well worth visiting Myvatn.....  more »
  • Ok it was late afternoon, ice cold and with some sleet in the wind, but worth the trip nonetheless. If you are ageo buff it it a definite mest see, if you are not... go anyway. you'll learn...  more »
  • It's interesting enough, but definitely not a must see. Also, it smells worse than any other geothermal area, so if you have a sensitive nose, stay away.
  • Quick easy stop right off route 1, parking lot right at the site. Interesting mud pools, you can smell the strong sulfuric steam coming out of the ground.

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