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Krafla Lava Fields

#6 of 29 things to do in Lake Myvatn Features Animals
Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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“lava fields” (82 reviews)
“viti crater” (22 reviews)
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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We only drove through these lava fields. They are massive, lava grey, and dusty. There are places where you can get out and park to walk short distances, but we didn't.

Thank corkyg02
Reviewed 1 week ago

The complete tour takes about 1h30 but it is very interesting to be able to walk through such rock formations.

Thank Étienne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was so excited to be walking in a lava field that had such varied forms. Moss topped mounds of rocks that formed pillows, circular patches of green grass, Black lava rocks cracked and strewn about the fields, Colourful patches of fumaroles, ashy solfataras, rocks that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting area, road to the viti crater was too much for some cars, but OK for 4x4s. Steam everywhere.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing because of the snow. Completely covering the crater and the lava field. Better go down the road to Hverir to see some action. Maybe this place is a summer only destination or when snow cover is at a minimum.

2  Thank Nayomi G
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This area has a very weird soft terrain. It was covered with ice but the mud below is so soft that it does not feel stable and feels like sliding. The nearby craters are ok. If you a fan of lava fields or want to...More

Thank K4nkit
Reviewed 28 March 2017

when went there because we already went to viti crater but i believe that in summer its much more prettier than now.

Thank Leehisabag
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

In winter you will not even see the crater, but the views from the top are cool. Also the road is uphill and slippery so you will have to walk the last 2-3 kms.

Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Whilst driving around Myvatn, you should come across these lava fields. The sight is simply out of this world, one cannot even imagine how it looks in real sight, the photos just don't do justice, it is miles and miles of broken lava with the...More

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited in March on a cold and blustery day, with some snow. Maybe this gave the area some extra charm, because it all looked strange and beautiful. We were able to see everything and walk around the most interesting areas. The entire region looked...More

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Jeni B
Do you need 4x4 to drive here?
10 September 2016|
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Response from Dr_cooke | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just by the main road
How do you reach this place? What's the starting point? Is there a visitor center?
13 June 2016|
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Response from giusyan | Reviewed this property |
Actually there are indications along the route. Krafla lava fields is a caldera. We rent a car, in a self drive tour, and we were coming from Egilsstadir along Route 1, going towards the Myvatn lake area. We stopped here to... More
David C
I'm going to be in the Krafla area in a couple months... and I was curious whether the Krafla area is easily doable on our own without trying to join a tour group. We don't mind hiking, but I just wanted to make sure trails were clearly marked and enough information was readily available.
7 August 2015|
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Response from Leon034 | Reviewed this property |
Trails are clearly marked and you can walk on your own. I'm not sure if you can walk a couple of months though :)