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Grabrok Crater

Road 1 | 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Iceland
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Fascinating scenery

Another easy stop off the ring road. There are stairs leading up to the one crater (it is not too... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrea F
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Morris County, New Jersey
Easily accessible from the 1 ring road

There is not a lot to stop and see on the 1 between Borganes and Laugarbakki. This crater is well... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lin D
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Royston, United Kingdom
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“ring road” (13 reviews)
“wooden steps” (6 reviews)
“easy walk” (3 reviews)
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Road 1 | 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Iceland
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"views are stunning"
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"short climb"
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"stretch your legs"
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"interesting place"
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"quick stop"
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"the main road"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Another easy stop off the ring road. There are stairs leading up to the one crater (it is not too bad so if you have difficulty you can take it slow) and then a path so you can walk around the rim. There is another...More

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is not a lot to stop and see on the 1 between Borganes and Laugarbakki. This crater is well worth a visit. There is an easy route up to the top of the crater, mostly via gentle steps. You can walk around the entire...More

Thank Lin D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful walk up to and around the crater, even with the rain and wind. Put on our rain pants and coats and good to go! Well maintained steps help with the ascent. Our young kids handled it fine and loved the experience.

Thank DKPuck
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After leaving Reykholt on our self drive around Iceland we stopped at Grabrok Crater. Just off the Ring Road. There are stairs that take you up for some great pictures.

Thank Highlander-GG
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

It's only a short climb of around 10 minutes on the well-maintained stairs. It's easily doable. On top you can walk around the crater but unfortunately the crater itself isn't that impressive. We enjoyed the view of the countryside more.

1  Thank Edwin V
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is an extinct volcano off the Ring Road. There are steps that would aid in the climbing of the volcano. We went in the winter/January so we needed crampons to climb the steep, snowy, and in places icy hill. The steep climb is well...More

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Grabrok Crater, an extinct volcano is just off the Ring Road. Timber steps (more than 500) are provided for the climb to the top and the views from the top are interesting. Although steep the climb is worthwhile.

Thank Dr Raymond D
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was an easy walk around several craters, although there were lots of steps. We returned close to the lake and encountered lots of annoying, but non-biting, flies.

Thank rnathan
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Its just off the main road. There are wood stairs, so no danger, but take some energy to climb. The surrounding area is interesting, lots of moss, lava area and lots of foliage.

Thank itcheetam
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The volcano crater is just off the ring road and car parking is available. To reach the top of crater is a relatively steep climb, but 99% of the climb is on wooden steps, so it's not too difficult. Once at the top, you can...More

1  Thank Phillip L
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tomday1994
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Response from rnathan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it was dry when we climbed the steps. Not sure how safe the paths around the crater would be.
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tomday1994
30 December 2017|
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Response from itcheetam | Reviewed this property |
If you had experience with a crater, don't bother, its an ordinary crater with no water. Otherwise its worthwhile to see if you had never seen a crater before. But be very careful in Iceland especially in winter. The... More
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