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Námaskarð

Practical information on Námaskarð

  • Mountain
  • Volcano
  • Essential
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
4 km from Lake Mývatn by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Námaskarð

Emmanuelle Bluman Seasoned Traveller
157 written opinions

One of the most active sites around Mývatn. Here the ground boils beneath our feet and you really notice it, what with the steaming vents, sulphur, and mud pools!

My suggestion:
Take the time to admire each detail and, if possible, climb the summit of Námafjall to admire the view and continue to watch the geothermal show.
My review

Hverir or Namaskard: two names for the same geothermal site a few kilometres away from Lake Mývatn.

I love Namaksard. I can't go to the area without stopping, even when it's -11°C! Here, where the earth's crust is so thin that geothermal phenomena occur before my very eyes.

Although the vast ochre terrain seems ordinary at first glance, I can see thousands of details when I draw closer: little cones with canary-yellow tips, steam coming from the ground, a little pond full of steel-blue water from which bubbles escape, etc.

I always spend a lot of time here taking photos during my stays in Iceland because every detail is fascinating and unique. The ground beneath my feet is alive; at the slightest jolt, the landscape changes and it seems different each time I visit.

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