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Gunnuhver Hot Springs

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Address: East of Reykjanes Lighthouse, Grindavik, Iceland
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Hot springs relatively close to Keflavik airport

We visited this free to enter hot springs area in March as we had a few hours to spare before our flight home. There is plenty of free parking and a wooden platform that takes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this free to enter hot springs area in March as we had a few hours to spare before our flight home. There is plenty of free parking and a wooden platform that takes you to the viewing area (there's also an interpretation board in English). When we visited there was a constant huge amount of steam (rather than... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a short stop if you have time before your flight, but bit a must if you went to the north and saw the mud pits or the geysers, still has its charm and in another country it would be a powerful attraction on its own, but Iceland spoils you too much :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can see the fumes a mile away and those are super impressive and big. There is a well indicated path, which you should not deviate from as most of this area is a thin crust, that covers 80 to 100 degrees sulphuric watery mess. The smell is pretty awful, but if you want a good idea on what geyser... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site isn't awesomely impressive per se, but nevertheless it should be on your to do list. The vapors pushing out of the ground let one think there's a pressure leak in Mother Earth...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across these springs by accident, as all other attractions in Iceland there was a good car-park and no charge. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We followed the steam and stumbled onto these hot springs. You can get pretty close to them and see the different colours and smells they generate. Worth going by on a tour of the peninsula.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here briefly on a tour of the Reykjanes peninsula on our final day in Iceland. Colourful and noisy vents with a strong smell of sulphur. Lots of industrial buildings in the background make it a little less photogenic than some other sites (or more, if that's your thing, I suppose), though they can be avoided with careful camera... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon Gunnuhver Hot Spings during a trip around the Reykjanes, it's a quieter yet very interesting location, with lots of geothermal activity, and a beautiful walk nearby to the lighthouse and coast. The Hot Springs, do smell of sulphur, which was quite overpowering at times, the noise and experience of these hot springs is amazing though, the amount... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gunnuhver springs seem larger than the one in the National Park close to the area, but way less overcrowded by visitors. It's possible to come close to the springs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gunnuhver is a great Geothermal place of intrest and wonder. It is just a few miles the Bridge over the continents and we have visited about 4 times and each time it has been quiet ( away from the main coach parties). There are a number of great viewing points and the noise and scale of the boiling mud and... More 

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