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Fumarole at Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

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Hverarönð is a geothermal area east of the mountain Námafjall in the north of Iceland. It is part of the volcanic system of the Krafla volcano which is lokated about 8 km (5 miles) to the north.

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A: Steam Vents Hverarond

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B: Hverarond Geothermal Area

by Marek Koszorek, 100 meters away

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C: Hverarönð geothermal area (Iceland)

by Jürgen Matern, 150 meters away

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D: Iceland - Námaskarð

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E: Grjotagja hot water lava cave in Iceland, near lake Myvatn

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F: Hverfjall

by David Rowley, 4.9 km away

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G: Hverfjall Iceland

by David Rowley, 5.4 km away

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H: Hverfjall crater - Island

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I: Dimmuborgir - Kirkjan Cave

by Radoslav Kocián, 7.5 km away

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J: Standing at Víti crater lake near Krafla vulcano (Iceland).

by Jürgen Matern, 8.8 km away

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