Volcanic Springs

Geysers, Hot Springs,
Mud Pots, and Fumaroles

Landmannalaugar, Brennisteinsalda Group

The volcano Brennisteinsalda (sulfur wave) is only 3 km (1.9 miles) away from Landmannalaugar. It is probably the most colorful mountain of Iceland. Powerful fumaroles surround the volcano, completing the out of the world scenario. Be careful, especially the whitish ground next to the fumaroles may be only a thin crust and one may easily break through.

View from the volcano Brennisteinsalda towards Landmannalaugar:

Brennisteinsalda Fumarole Solfatara Landmannalaugar Iceland

Whitish spots are marking the positions of fumaroles high on the slope of Brennisteinsalda.

Fumaroles on the slope of Brennisteinsalda:

Brennisteinsalda Fumarole Solfatara Landmannalaugar Iceland


Brennisteinsalda Fumarole Solfatara Landmannalaugar Iceland

The largest fumarole of the whole area, approximately 30 m (100 feet) across, is located near the base of the mountain slope.

Large fumarole next to Brennisteinsalda:

Brennisteinsalda Fumarole Solfatara Landmannalaugar Iceland


Brennisteinsalda Fumarole Solfatara Landmannalaugar Iceland

A huge number of further fumaroles are scattered in the surroundings.

Example of a red lined fumarole in the surroundings:

Brennisteinsalda Fumarole Solfatara Landmannalaugar Iceland


Brennisteinsalda Fumarole Solfatara Landmannalaugar Iceland

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