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Increased geothermal activity in Gunnuhver

In the last few days there has been an increased activity in the geothermal pool of Gunnuhver on the Reykjanes peninsula.
One of the platforms by Gunnuhver geothermal pool
One of the platforms by Gunnuhver geothermal pool

In the last few days there has been an increased activity in the geothermal pool of Gunnuhver on the Reykjanes peninsula. For this reason the authorities have decided to close one of the two viewing platforms in the area. The second platform is still open and has a good view overlooking the geothermal area. We will post information when the platform is reopened.

This gives you an indication of the vibrancy and fluctuation of an island under constant development and the awesome natural forces on the boundaries of two tectonic plates. It also shows that you need to be careful when you visit geothermal areas.

Updated: The platforms are both open.