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Mývatn – a complicated hub of mantle convection

Near Mývatn are the high temperature areas of Krafla, Námaskarð and Bjarnarflag. At Bjarnarflag the Nature Baths are found.

Nature Baths at Mývatn

The reason is a complicated network of division lines between convection rolls of different layear below the area.

The location of Mývatn coincides with a small polygon formed between convection rolls division lines
The information sign at the Naturebath

At Námaskarð, very special formations are found like this one:

Steam emerging at Námaskarð

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