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“Hissing hotsprings!”

Gunnuhver Hot Springs
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US$105.27*
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Reykjanes Peninsula Private Tour from Reykjavik
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Grindavik
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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273 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Hissing hotsprings!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

More beautiful and relatively quite geothermal fields. These ones produce a lot of steam with sulfur. Even if you've seen many other fields, go see this one: it's quite spectacular.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“What it says on the tin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I think this is something you have to see if you've not seen them before, just to say you've seen them! The water sprays out of the ground regularly and some people get soaked. You really only watch it once and then walk back to the car/bus but it's worth the trip to see it if you've not seen it before...

Visited January 2014
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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“You really feel you are standing on a volcano waiting to go off!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We visited Gunnuhver a couple of years ago and I think it has changed and become more active since then. Not surprising when you think that the whole of Reykjanes is part of the North Atlantic Ridge and very active. Expect to see hissing steam, huge bubbling mud pots and scary landscape. If you look at Gunnuhver, if the steam lifts enough, you will catch site of a broken down wooden walkway that used to pass over where it is now boiling away happily. If you bend down anywhere in the area the land is anything from fairly warm to damn hot! Sure makes you think and, as before, I left feeling a little uneasy!!

Visited July 2014
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Bordeaux, France
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“Something that I've never seen!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is an enormous hotspring field that smokes from everywhere!! We went in winter and the difference of temperature was higher and the smoke was very dense. We were the only ones in the area and it was just faboulous! As most of the Icelaandic attractions, it doesn't have a cost so enjoy the walk!
If you have the time, stop at the Stampar lava field that is situated on de road before arriving to Gunnuhver.... it's just amazing the contrasts in the soil....

We visited in January 2013

Visited January 2014
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Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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“Great Hot springs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Liked that it was in the middle of no where, free of charge. All of the hot springs are amazing. Lighthouse is nearby.

Visited July 2014
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