Iceland Namafjall sulfur fields mudpots fumarole

Location: Namafjall. Iceland
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Namafjall is a geothermal area located on the north of the Iceland. Walking around Namafjall is like being on Mars. This amazing place will overwhelm your sense in every possible way.

I'm not only talking of that unreal red colour of the landscape. I would have never guessed, for instance, how loud and disturbing the fumaroles are. Standing next to a big one, feeling that underground power coming from deep inside the Earth releasing through the chimney is something unique.

And the smell!, the sulphur fields stink as hell. As rotten eggs, to be exact. The smell is so strong, that not everyone can take it for very long. Walking around those mudpots and fumaroles emitting steam and gases can be a real challenge.



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