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Grabrok Crater

Road 1 | 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Iceland
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Short climb

It's only a short climb of around 10 minutes on the well-maintained stairs. It's easily doable. On... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edwin V
via mobile
Enjoyable climb

This is an extinct volcano off the Ring Road. There are steps that would aid in the climbing of... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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“ring road” (12 reviews)
“wooden steps” (6 reviews)
“parking lot” (5 reviews)
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Road 1 | 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Iceland
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"surrounding area"
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"walk around"
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"worth the climb"
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"views are stunning"
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"interesting place"
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"takes about minutes"
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"quick stop"
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"stretch your legs"
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"the main road"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 7 October 2017

I've been planning our trip to Iceland for a very long time, and this crater was added to my plan at the very last minute when I saw someone writing about it. We stopped there on our way from Reykjavik up north, and I recommend...More

2  Thank Skimchi
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is right off ring road so super easy access. You see two craters but only get to walk around 1. The other one you only see far away. To get to the top, you go through I'd say a hundred stairs but they're not...More

1  Thank Grizel F
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Nice staris directly up to the view. Colors are unbelievable! Deep green mixsing with black makes this place special.

Thank Jakub S
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

It's easy to walk around Grabrok Crater along the wooden steps. It is interesting to visit and look at the views. Our visit didn't take a long time so it's quite doable.

Thank MsMNyc
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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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