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Krafla Lava Fields

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“viti crater”(31 reviews)
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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth a short drive and 1/2 walk one way from the volcano cater close by. Very unique landscape with colorful geothermal areas on the way

Thank kaska79
Reviewed 5 days ago

Another must-see stop! Walk the crater and then go over to the other side and walk the lava fields at the top of the trail. It's so cool up there because the terrain goes from very colorful to black lava rock (very moon-like). Such a...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

To understand how young Iceland is and how it was created is interesting. To walk the fields and feel you are on "the moon." is quite neat.

Thank Christina N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a hike from parking area. Boardwalk is broken and a bit faulty but the view and scenry was amazing! Lots to see. Many hiking trails. Even in the rain it was great.

Thank Kerry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Depending on how many lava fields you are visiting. We went to Krafla, Dimmiburgir, and Lofthellir. See Viti crater if you are here.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shades of brown clay and the steaming mists were so strange. The place also had a sulphurous smell.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After Dettifoss (Prometheus) continue on the film location trial and stop at Krafla. The place still has smoke rising from the ground and was used in Star Wars (My son would have to remind me which one!) It's a great place to visit and I'm...More

Thank Welsh_Bev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These are lava fields near the Viti Crater, Buy a power plant. There’s lots of geothermal activity in this area. It was interesting to see how they channel power from underground, but we didn’t take much time to get out and explore out of our...More

1  Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Krafla crater - in my opinion - is a MUST SEE - when visiting Iceland. If you are in lake Myvatn area, do not miss the sight.

Thank R P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We ended up in the parking lot of this spot due to my error. What a great error. We took a few unplanned hours to explore the lengthy trails through the fields and get up close and personal with different types of lava. Great spot...More

2  Thank tmichaelfischer
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Henry T
22 June 2018|
Response from Akvince | Reviewed this property |
You should have no trouble driving road 863. The road is surfaced and there are no sharp bends to worry about.
14 June 2018|
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Response from EtonCapital | Reviewed this property |
I spent 45 minutes there.
28 February 2018|
Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rotagal, It depents how far you want to enter the fields. From the B roads you can have a good enough impression.
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