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Hverir – Bubbling and Boiling

After the waterfalls and the lava fields, one of the famous geothermal landscapes in Iceland awaited us at the end of the afternoon of the first day: The hot springs of Hverir (hverir = hot spring in Icelandic).
Hverir lies just about 6 kilometers east of the Mývatn lake, near the mountain pass or Námaskarð, at the foot of the Námafjall mountain (432 meters)

A bizarre, colourful landscape full of steam plumes and bubbling, boiling mud sources and a strong sulfur smell.
The pastel-coloured area is one of the largest fumaroles and solfatar fields in Iceland.

■ Main picture: ◙ Bubbling and Boiling – 4x >

■ Workshop 1: ◙ A hot spring of Hverir
■ Workshop 2: ◙ The landscape of Hverir

"A fumarole is an opening in a planet's crust, often in areas surrounding volcanoes, which emits steam and gases such as carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen sulphide. emerges from the ground The name solfatara is given to fumaroles that emit sulphurous gases. " (Wikipedia)

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