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Gunnuhver Hot Springs

East of Reykjanes Lighthouse, Grindavik, Iceland
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East of Reykjanes Lighthouse, Grindavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Gunnuhver Hot Spring was cool to visit. Located out in the Rekjanes Peninsula. The spring is steaming and spewing hot water from the earth. They have built a boardwalk and be sure to stay on it to avoid Heatta water. We went late in...More

Thank glennrr
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun stop while exploring this corner of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Its steam blasting out of the earth and you approach it on some boardwalks. Great Photo Ops. Smell of Sulfur. You will get wet. Located close to the Reykjanes Lighthouse and the Power Plant Earth...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an area of steam vents coming out of the ground. There was one large one that was blowing a huge cloud of wet steam that we had to run through (on the boardwalk, don't cross fences or go off the boardwalks/walkways) due to...More

Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited our first day in Iceland. The steam and spray escapes the ground over several acres of land surfaced with wooden walkways. One broken walkway lay over a strong steam vent, demonstrating the power of this type of energy.

Thank maryal79
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy place to visit when traveling to the Reykjanes peninsula. The area is not that large and can be easily seen in a short period of time. There is one dominate hot spring with boiling water and considerable steam which has consumed...More

Thank Kbarrelle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These hot springs are similar to those near Mývatn and Geysir, but on a much smaller scale. However, the steam and boiling water are just as impressive and the smaller number of tourists is a plus. There is a section of old boardwalk that has...More

1  Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit for people on a short stay near Reykjavik, easy walk along the planked walkway.

Thank 5travel17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was well laid out with wooden board walks round the bubbling water. The amount of steam released is very impressive showing the power of the hot water bubbling out from under the earth. The smell was very overpowering and It left a taste on...More

Thank HolidayFan53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove right here off our flight into KEF and were floored by the smell and the access to nature here! Don't step off the path but enjoy the view!

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These are just so darned impressive. Even if you've been to Yellowstone. Go see these to see how the steam is pushing up out of the earth. It's audible. Amazing.

Thank Dianne D
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Kaitlin J
9 December 2016|
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Response from fransirdaliz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. I did it!! You just need good warm winter clothes and a car, preferably 4x4, because once you get the road to the springs is gravel. We were lucky because there's no snow in the area and the temperature was... More
10 November 2016|
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Response from Reneta B | Reviewed this property |
Every stop is worth it in Iceland. The roads are pretty good, the signs and directions not so much. the distances are not great and you can do a lot in 12 days. I would recommend the portable hot spot Internet that some car... More
15 October 2016|
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Response from Lorraine M | Reviewed this property |
This great location is free, with free parking in a couple of small lots. Do be careful where you park and drive as these areas are quite rugged and it would be easy to damage your car. The lighthouse mentioned by another... More