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Lake Myvatn Classic Tour from Akureyri
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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"
in 21 reviews
"surreal place"
in 4 reviews
"marked paths"
in 10 reviews
"short visit"
in 6 reviews
"common sense"
in 3 reviews
"free attraction"
in 3 reviews
"bubbling pools"
in 5 reviews
"first hand"
in 4 reviews
"ring road"
in 14 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"large area"
in 4 reviews
"thermal area"
in 3 reviews
"rotten eggs"
in 5 reviews
"be careful"
in 9 reviews
"amazing sight"
in 3 reviews
"sulfur smell"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bubbling mud, steam, sulphurous smells. Free attraction with car parking. Modest but real. Very impressive.

Thank CecilGgibley
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

They stink but it is worth visiting and seeing the area and the mudpots first hand. The heat that these mudpots produce is crazy. There looked to be a very long a steep hike up the side of the mountain but we didn't have enough...More

1  Thank Meghan C
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We visited here one day when travelling to the Myvatn Nature Baths as there are basically next to next. We were amazed when we arrived to find no-one there. This area does make it look like you are on an alien planet and is really...More

Thank Stephen E
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

**Note: I believe this is the SAME TA listing as "Namafjall"** Out of all the places we stopped at for our tour of the Myvatn area, this was by far our favourite stop of the day. Iceland is really a land of ice and fire...you...More

1  Thank KTYYC
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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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