Went to Hverir solfatare field close to Mývatn in North-eastern Iceland. There I saw this hot air venting from the ground. The ground is brown because as the hot water rises from the ground it brings sulphur with it, and that increases that acidity of the soil killing all vegetation. Another side effect from the sulphur in the water is that the whole area stinks of rotten eggs.

Went to Hverir solfatare field close to Mývatn in North-eastern Iceland. There I saw this hot air venting from the ground. The ground is brown because as the hot water rises from the ground it brings sulphur with it, and that increases that acidity of the soil killing all vegetation. Another side effect from the sulphur in the water is that the whole area stinks of rotten eggs.

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