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Visit the mighty Gunnuhver in Reykjanes

The mud pools and steam vents on the southwest part of Reykjanes are named Gunnuhver after a female ghost that was laid there. According to folklore, she had caused a great disturbance until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring. This was said to occur about 400 years ago.

Two ramps are located at Gunnuhver where you can look down into the spring and hear the rumbling noise, observe the boiling water and feel the power of Iceland´s geothermal energy erupting from the ground. The second ramp is located on Kísilhól, which is a silica hill. From there you have a good view over Gunnuhver and the suroundings.

Gunnuhver is situated where the North Atlantic ridge is rising from the ocean, where visitors will find craters and lava fields, bird cliffs, a highly active geothermal area, and a sand beach. Travellers will also find the bridge between continents, lighthouses and exhibitions, among other attractions and natural sights. 

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