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Sunday Snapshot: Námafjall, North Iceland.



Fumaroles, mud pools and mud spots boil with relentless energy.

Sitting at the foothills of a spectacular volcano, Námafjall is a high-temperature geothermal area with fumaroles and mud pots which boil with relentless energy.

Colorful, vivid minerals and gigantic mud craters make this natural attraction a truly awe inspiring sight to behold. Stand back and watch as the mud bubbles to temperatures above 200 degrees celsius, marvel at the sulfur crystals of many different colors, and walk through the steam springs, noting the sulfur in the atmosphere.

The geothermal field is located in Northeast Iceland, on the east side of Lake Myvatn.

 About Megan Claire

Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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  1. This looks so awesome. At first I thought it was in yellostone, but I guess that’s the only place I’ve seen fumaroles to compare it too… Iceland looks great!

    • The picture reminds me a lot of Yellowstone – there’s that famous Nat Geo picture which has a similar landscape in it. We’re actually heading to Yellowstone for the first time in a few weeks so I’ll let you know if there are any similarities!!

      Iceland was a blast – highly recommend jumping on a plane :D!

  2. Beautiful colours! It reminds me of Rotorua in New Zealand, volcanic activity is just so awesome!

    • I so have to get to NZ – especially if it looks like this!

  3. Hello :-)

    Am I correct in thinking this is a photo you took of a sulphorous area in Icelan?
    I work for the German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven and we may be looking for a photograph exactly like this one! Could you let us know whether you would give us the right to Display it in our Exhibition?

    Looking Forward to your reply,
    S. Foxley
    Studentische Hilfskraft
    Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven
    Hans-Sharoun-Platz 1

    • Hi Foxley, I have sent an email to and would be happy to discuss allowing you to display this photo in our exhibition. You can correspond with us at


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