Transatlantic — Iceland; Námafjall Hverir


Namafjall Hverir

Next up on our tour out of Akureyri was another geothermal area. This is the Námafjall Geothermal Area, also referred to as Námafjall Hverir. Here, surrounded by steam venting in the nearby foothills, you’ll find bubbling mudpots and sulfur emitting fumaroles.

Namafjall Hverir

The surrounding terrain is barren and a bit bizarre:

Namafjall Hverir

Namafjall Hverir

Namafjall Hverir

But at the actual geothermal site there is much to see and experience. Here is a particularly popular fumarole:

Namafjall Hverir

In these next photos you can see people meandering about many of the steaming areas:

Namafjall Hverir

Namafjall Hverir

One of my favorite shots today is this one showing steam vents spewing forth from the darkened hills behind visitors to the park:

Namafjall Hverir

I’ll leave you today with this image of a bubbling pool of heated water:

Namafjall Hverir

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