A man in his forties suffered second-degree burns to his leg when he stepped into a high-temperature hot spring by accident north of Hveragerdi last weekend. Despite his injuries, the man managed to walk for 45 minutes back to town.
The ground suddenly collapsed where the man was walking so that he sank up to his knee into the scorching hot water. Fortunately, the man was wearing rubber boots, which partly protected his leg, Fréttabladid reports.
The man then walked back to town and cooled his burns with snow. Once back in Hveragerdi, he sought medical assistance.
The hot spring field north of Hveragerdi was created after a powerful earthquake shook Iceland’s southwestern region last May. Police ask people to avoid it.
Click here to read more about the earthquake.