Hverarönd

Day 60. 27th August, Hverarönd, Iceland (Northeast).

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From Mývatn I proceeded to the Hverarönd Thermal Area.

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Hverarönd is just a short distance from the Mývatn Camping Ground.

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Unknown person beside a vent.

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The rocks look as if they have been added.  In fact, some appear to be parts of bricks.  I suspect this is to prevent especially foolish people sticking their heads over an open vent just before it blows.

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Artistic patterns in gypsum and sulphur.

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Boiling mud.

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Miniature landscapes.

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It’s as though there are creatures here trying to escape….

(Click for a larger view if you like).

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The area is on the edge of the volcanic fissure that goes right through Iceland.

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Perhaps once boiling mud.

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Can you see the footprint here and the other one beside it where the crust has given way?  People have been severely burned here.  I remember a case in the 60s in Rotorua in New Zealand where someone was playing lawn bowls, the bowling green gave way end he fell through into superheated water or mud.  That one I think was fatal.

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8 comments on “Hverarönd

  1. Robert D. Hayes, D.O. says:

    Quite fascinating. WOnderful image. Jealous of your experience.

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  2. Those boiling mud shots are incredible!

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  3. leecleland says:

    All these images are fascinating to someone who has never been near anything actively volcanic before. The close ups of the mud are so very cool!

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    • Murray Foote says:

      You should visit New Zealand some time. Just for the thermal attractions, there’s Rotorua (Pohutu geyser, Tikitere), Taupo (Orakei Korako) and a day walk over the saddle between Mts Tongariro and Ruapehu where they drop you off and pick you up at the end of the day. Drop me a line if you decide to go over there.

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      • leecleland says:

        I will be in NZ mid 2017 but only the South Island 😦 but that’s better than not going at all! If things change I will drop you a line as I’m sure you can suggest so great places off the touristy tracks.

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      • Murray Foote says:

        The South Island is great and by and large more spectacular than the North Island. When it’s getting closer, drop me a line and I’ll suggest some places to go.

        When I go back for a month or more I usually buy a car rather than renting one. New Zealand imports second hand cars so second hand prices are cheap. Turners have auctions in many large towns and you can drop the car off to them for them to sell on your way to the airport and they send you the money. Only catch is that you only have third party property unless you arrange comprehensive insurance through a broker.

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