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Created 19-Oct-19
Modified 26-Jan-24
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Námaskard (also known as Hverir) is a geothermal marvel of natural hot springs, boiling mud pools and fumeroles venting gases and steam in North Iceland near Lake Myvatn. This coloful mineral landscape really does take your breath away (partially due to the intense smell of sulfur dioxide). Hverir is also notable for its lack of vegetation due to the heat beneath the earth, the acidity of the soil and the steam and poisonous fumes being emitted. Though it would be damaging for your health to spend too long breathing it, a visit for a few hours should not cause any problems.

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Keywords:clouds, fumaroles, lakes, mountains, mud pools, volcanoes