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Gunnuhver Hot Springs

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Address: East of Reykjanes Lighthouse, Grindavik, Iceland
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We pulled over to take a walk to the bubbling mud pools. The steam rising up was a rotten egg smell--it was a giant cloud. We loved this spot, it is like nothing we have ever... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We pulled over to take a walk to the bubbling mud pools. The steam rising up was a rotten egg smell--it was a giant cloud. We loved this spot, it is like nothing we have ever experienced before! Nature is Amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gunnuhver is quite an interesting high geothermal place. It has pools of bubbling mud pools with steam rising from them. There is the smell of sulphur and rotten eggs in the air but it actually isn't too bad. Gunnuhver is named after an angry poltergeist, Gudrun, whose spirit was trapped in the hot springs by a priest 400 years ago.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The landscape is very out of this world and the constant sprouting of the Gunnehver hotspring in its midst makes it even more of an alien landscape.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unexpected find. Incredible to see, hear and smell the Earth grumbling. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating & rather spooky place. Derelict volcanos area with eruptions of geyzers dotted around. Literally horrific rotten eggs smell so wear a big scarf or high neck jumper or anything to cover your face. Literally mesmerising scenery. FREE. Need a rental car to get here, near some other interesting venues , tectonic plates & northern tip, so you can drive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here during our drive around Iceland and the reviews of the smell are spot on. Smells rancid but an interesting place to see and experience. The ground is alive all around you as you walk. There is a set path to stick to to make sure you dont get hurt. Doesn't take long to walk around and see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting ang unique sight. Strong sulphur smell. Suggest the powerplant entrance as this allows you to go to the lighthouse too. Despite rough road, driving slowly won't damage your rental car.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wind and rain lashing the landscape, this was a very atmospheric place, partly because of the strange story surrounding this place. The old boardwalk was in splinters below which gives you a taste of just how powerful and fierce this steam is. Costs nothing but easily missed on the road so drive slowly. About 10 minutes outside Grindavik.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a wow experience this is one of them! Earth is boiling after your feet and the view are spectacular. Smells like rotten eggs. Is a must stop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is another of the must see attractions on your visit to Iceland. It's informative, impressive and interesting all in one. We also climbed the hill behind for a panoramic view, well worth the climb.

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