Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
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  • Susan E
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,051 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual formations from the lava tubes
    Created out of collapsed lava lake tubes there are sidewalks that wind their way through the interesting landscape. If you’re planning on spending a while in this area you might consider buying netted hats for midgies which are super annoying. Photograph map
    Visited August 2022
    Written March 24, 2023
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada702 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable lava formations!
    As part of our tour , we visited this area where we saw these impressive lava formations. The path is fairly easy however there is an area that has thick gravel to walk on but the views make the whole thing worth seeing. Dress warmly, it can get quite windy. It took us about 50 minutes to walk around while taking pictures.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • EC13091
    Ellicott City, Maryland1,248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating and enjoyable.
    We really enjoyed our walk here, particularly because at 8am we were the only people here. We walked the easy yellow path to the more challenging blue path. We spent nearly 45 minutes here, enjoyed learning about the Yule Lads, and seeing these unique formations. No charge, except ISK200 to use the toilet.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2023
  • lithlith
    885 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Neat Lava Formations to Hike
    There are several trails available at this lava formation. We visited here as part of a cruise ship excursion and we walked the shortest trail, but that still took quite a bit of time. There are all sorts of neat lava formations that make for great photos. At the start/end of your hike, there is a viewing platform as well as a small gift shop and restaurant and restrooms for a fee.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Dilly4472
    Spilsby, United Kingdom867 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great short hike
    There are a choice of routes here where paths (mostly surfaced) meander through the lava fields. We chose a 2m route which was clearly signposted the whole way. The lava formations are certainly weird and the whole area (once about 200m from the carpark and cafe) was very peaceful - we hardly saw a soul once we’d left the tourist honeypot!!! The area is preserved as a nature reserve but there were no information boards about the flora and fauna - a shame.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • R K
    60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walking and views
    This is a very nice place. It is rather large and they have several well-maintained paths of different lengths and difficulty, right from the parking place. There is a restaurant, but you have to pay for the toilets. But the parking itself is free, and entrance to the site, too. It is a stunning landscape, with a lot of vegetation in comparison to the rest of Iceland.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,084 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was an interesting stop we made while on a tour from our cruise ship. We never saw anything like it before. Our guide led us through the area and provided us with the history on how this site developed, along with giving us additional information regarding some of the specific formations. The pillars and stacks of rocks that resulted from the eruption are remarkable. There are pesky flies in this area, so I suggest using fly nets or face and head covering. A good hour here would be sufficient.
Written October 5, 2023
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,658 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Some fantastic formations here, some looked like trolls turned to stone. Some of the caves have been decked out to look like residences of the Yule Lads which would be fun for children. There are a number of walking trails through the formations but unfortunately our tour guide did not give us much time to explore. It was a bit too touristy and kiddy-ish for me but families would probably have fun here.
Written September 26, 2023
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Susan K
Florida2,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Interesting formations. There is a place in the park where you can stand on both the North American and European continents at the same time.
Written September 17, 2023
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Avux99
Cheshire, UK599 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Did the Church Circle (Kirkjuhringur) from the car park. The trail is marked with red marker poles. Nice enough trail, but all in all I was a bit underwhelmed by Dimmuborgir. After what I’d already seen by this point, it didn’t really impress. If I was pushed for time in the Myvatn area, I’d prioritise the Leirhnjukur hike instead over this one. WC’s on site but they will cost you 200isk. Parking is free. Cafe on site. Dependent on time of year, midge nets might be a sensible accessory!
Written September 12, 2023
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,047 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Paved paths wind through this lava badlands, where some of the rock formations look like trolls' heads. For someone from New Mexico, it was no big deal, but the guide's stories about troll legends made it entertaining.
Written August 15, 2023
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R K
60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is a very nice place. It is rather large and they have several well-maintained paths of different lengths and difficulty, right from the parking place. There is a restaurant, but you have to pay for the toilets. But the parking itself is free, and entrance to the site, too. It is a stunning landscape, with a lot of vegetation in comparison to the rest of Iceland.
Written August 3, 2023
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Dilly4472
Spilsby, UK867 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
There are a choice of routes here where paths (mostly surfaced) meander through the lava fields. We chose a 2m route which was clearly signposted the whole way. The lava formations are certainly weird and the whole area (once about 200m from the carpark and cafe) was very peaceful - we hardly saw a soul once we’d left the tourist honeypot!!! The area is preserved as a nature reserve but there were no information boards about the flora and fauna - a shame.
Written July 31, 2023
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lithlith
Michigan885 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
There are several trails available at this lava formation. We visited here as part of a cruise ship excursion and we walked the shortest trail, but that still took quite a bit of time. There are all sorts of neat lava formations that make for great photos. At the start/end of your hike, there is a viewing platform as well as a small gift shop and restaurant and restrooms for a fee.
Written July 16, 2023
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Pál S
Budapest, Hungary125 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was the only place with some disappointment in Iceland. The lava formations are nice and interesting, but they have built a too wide road between them. We hadn't the feeling as we thought from the pictures.
Written July 2, 2023
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GandC_UK
Pocklington, UK660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was our favourite place around Myvatn. The website does not do it justice. The lava field is huge with fantastic formations, caves, gullies, rings through the rocks like a stargate. There are some easy paved paths, some rock paths and the more challenging central path that cuts through the middle and visits the more spectacular caves and formations.
There is a huge carpark and its all free.
There is a good cafe and shop, toilets are 200Kr with a QR code, but buy anything from the cafe and you get a free code.
Written June 17, 2023
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