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The hot springs of Namafjall

 

 

The area goes by the name of Namaskard and Hverarond as well. It has geothermal activity in the form of hot, steamy solfatara and blue mud pools, located about 8 km from the volcano Krafla.

 

 

The name Namafjall (Mine Hills) strains from sulfur production in the geothermal area at Namaskard. From 1563 the Danish produced naval gunpowder from Namaskard, due to warfare with the Swedes.

 

 

At 1 km depth, the temperature is over 200°C, and magma has been found just two kilometers below the surface of Krafla. The active solfatara is a kind of mud with geothermal activity, which has the characteristic odor of rotten eggs due to sulfur compounds.

 

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Taken on September 11, 2018