Iceland Hot springs

Iceland is situated on a 'hot spot' on the earth, resulting in a lot of geothermal activity, but there are also glaciers dotted all over the country. This mixture of geothermal activity, ice and fire, means that there are numerous hot springs and geysers all over the country.Some of the hot springs are boiling hot but other ones have the perfect temperature to bathe in.

A favorite stop along the Golden Circle is the highly active Geysir Hot Spring Area with boiling mud pits, exploding geysers and the lively Strokkur which spouts water 30 metres (100 ft) into the air every few minutes.

Another favorite, located a short distance from the spectacular volcanic mountain Krafla, is Námaskarð, an expanse of hot springs, fumaroles, mud pools and mud pots worth visiting if you are in north iceland.

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