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Krafla Lava Fields

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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

It's very interesting to read about the Krafla area's ecosystem and more. There are plenty of information boards with pictures to fill you in on the facts about this place in two languages: Icelandic and English. There are a couple of pathways to go for...More

Thank Tijana V
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped after a wonderful bath at the hot springs and enjoyed the stroll thru the fantastic lava formations. Didn't know there are some serious hikes can can take from here as well. Beautiful formations!

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Krafla Lava Fields are otherworldly and fascinating. Be sure to allow time to tour the Power Plant and learn all about the clean energy plan in Iceland. Great for all ages!

Thank eatplaylove
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome looking location .Almost like in a movie as you drive past entry to Viti crater.The geo thermal plant and the smoke from the ground gives the place a movie like setting!Viti Crater itself with the smoke flaring out occasionally makes it look captivating!A real...More

1  Thank Kenlong C
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was amazing - a first lava field for us. There were bubbling lava pools, though you won't get too close to them. There are amazing walks through the lava fields and it is completely surreal, with steam billowing at your sides. The colours are...More

1  Thank KatelynLumiere
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This area shows great effects of volcanic eruptions. Heard last erupted in 1984. There is a walk from the parking lot. Viti crater is in this area and is spectacular to see from the rim. We drove to see it in the morning but clouds...More

1  Thank Martha Knight W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The lava fields are otherworldly and are an unmissable highlight of the area. The walk take around hour and half and takes in a unique lava field that is unlike anywhere else.

Thank tombillinge
Reviewed 8 September 2017

​It's definitely worth visiting the Krafla Lava Fields if you're staying near or in Myvatn. The area has easy, fun and diverse hikes of about 1 hour which take you through different geological landscapes. Plenty of photo opportunities!

Thank RuudP89
Reviewed 7 September 2017

15 minute walk in which might be a problem for some. Was on a board walk though but not suitable beyond the start after that for strollers and the like. Some good views and moss covered rocks amongst the steaming lava.

Thank Gojeep
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Be sure you will be surpriced how non-violently and impressively can be built industrial object in such a extraordinary place.

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Response from angelfish28 | Reviewed this property |
The answer for Iceland is all of the above. Plan for wind and rain, and also for sun. The weather really can change every 5 minutes. Light waterproof layers are the way to go. Don't miss the leirhnjukur lava field hike, it's... More
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10 September 2016|
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Response from Dr_cooke | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just by the main road
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