Clouds of steam rise from bubbling pits on the pocked landscape.
It smells like Beelzebub is venting a batch of burned hard-boiled eggs from his sizzling subterranean scullery far below our hiking booted feet.
Gunnuhver, named after “Gunna,” Guðrún Önundardóttir, the ghost that haunts Iceland’s largest hot springs, fits the bill for this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge: A journey to the unknown.
I wonder if the average Icelander finds their homeland’s geothermal activity to be less fascinating than it is to me. No matter, though. I love bubbling cauldrons, especially ones that exhibit the forces of nature and, at the same time, contain a soupçon of lore and mystery, don’t you?
with a little patience,
things that are well hidden
reveal themselves to you
proving to be a colorful palette of wonder and awesomeness
❤ Iceland ❤
Add it to your bucket-list.
You will not be disappointed.
And if you are interested in the ghost story behind the geyser, here it is:
🙂 Thank you for stopping by today 🙂