Námafjall Hverir

Námafjall Hverir

The Námafjall Geothermal Area, also known as Hverir, is located near Lake Mývatn. There are many smoking fumaroles and boiling mud pots in the area, surrounded by sulphur crystals of many different colours. This is one of the reasons why I was so eager to finally visit Iceland. It was very windy during my visit, and that is putting it mildly, but at least it was sunny and dry, which made the colours come out particularly well.

Námafjall Hverir
The Námafjall Hverir Geothermal Area
Námafjall Hverir
The steam is hot, it is steam after all, and smells of rotten eggs
Námafjall Hverir
Námafjall Hverir
Námafjall Hverir
I spent several hours exploring the area
Námafjall Hverir
I climbed to the top of the ridge above, which turned out to be a plateau. It was extremely windy up there
Námafjall Hverir
Seeing this was a childhood dream come true