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Krafla Lava Fields

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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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“lava fields” (91 reviews)
“viti crater” (23 reviews)
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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Amazing lava flows , Black fields, we visited this location in a 4 x 4 trip. Amazing to see how powerful nature can be

Reviewed 9 January 2017

A wander through the lava fields on a snowy day - what more could you want. These are roped off for your safety, but you can get quite up close and personal to the bubbling, steaming waters at Krafla. Not busy when we visited (Dec...More

1  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Absolutely stunning. We visited Krafla lava fields and power station. Makes for great photos. We drove to the viewing point and on a clear day like we had, it gives you a great panoramic view. Also the viti crater is just a few mins up...More

2  Thank gevitts
Reviewed 13 December 2016

One more wonder of Iceland... it is all black fields and moss on it till the eyesight travels. Another surreal place

Thank shanthakumarhp
Reviewed 6 December 2016

One of the sights along the Lake Myvatn loop, these lava fields are unique and captivating. Worth a short wander to admire the various landforms crafted out of lava trails.

Thank crystalwords
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Craters, volcanoes, and the Hverir thermal area. Very close to each other, can be visited in a single day. You may stop at the Krafla Geothermal Powerplant. It has a small but nicely set-up visitor center, with a short video on geothermal energy in Iceland...More

Thank AppleMc
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very nice colours and there is a warm water river with a shower in this area. It is almost surreal t see this place.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We drove through and stopped a few places. It seems to go on forever and is something you just have to see. There are lots of interesting sites if you are willing to walk. Some are easy walks and some are hard, but all are...More

1  Thank Nappen
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stooped our car and walked on the lava fields just on the moss. The moss were so soft so you can cuddle and take a nap!

1  Thank Diana E
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Strange landscape, looked like a different planet. We only drove through with a couple of stops but probably worth giving it more time and go walking if you can.

1  Thank Jellybaby67
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17 July 2017|
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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
Jeni B
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