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Ljotipollur Lake

Landmannalaugar 860, Iceland
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Hold until after the big Landmannalaugur hikes - much easier, but no less scenic

About twenty minutes or so off the road, not too strenuous. Beautiful vistas and a big payoff when... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BLtrvl
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Glenview, Illinois
Very nice hike

I really liked the trail going up to this place. The crater itself probably isn't as spectacular as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anna W
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Ljotipollur is a explosion crater lake in the south highlands, situated in the southernmost crater in the Veidivotn fissure system. Strangely enough, Ljotipollur's name means 'Ugly Puddle', since this crater anything but, being beautifully red with the deep trout-filled lake at its bottom and high edges on its sides.
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Landmannalaugar 860, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

About twenty minutes or so off the road, not too strenuous. Beautiful vistas and a big payoff when you get to the Ugly Puddle - awesome!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked the trail going up to this place. The crater itself probably isn't as spectacular as the other places in the area, but it's definitely worth seeing, mostly if you prefer more remote and less popular trails.

Thank Anna W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a stop on the way out to Landmannalaugar. The lake is a beautiful blue and the weather allowed for a bit of picture taking before the strong wind drove us back to the vehicle.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

One word; Breath-taking. Amazing spot for a lunch or just photos. Can get extremely windy (and therefore; cold) though as it was when I was there, so bring clothes accordingly.

Thank Myhren
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

A peaceful place where we had a picnic, alone with anybody else, in silence, under a great sun ! You will need a 4WD to access the top of the lake and then you will be able to go down by walking during 5/10'. A...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

the whole landmannalaugar is full of natural beauties and nice things. this lake is nice and cool. but there are many other nice things to do and see in this region.so along with seeing this u can see other items too. nature is at its...More

Thank Jalal I
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were there for a short while during our highlands tour. When we got there, I couldn't believe my eyes. I could have never imagined a place with such a beautiful colors could exist. I was in awe. The place felt mysterious, quiet and eerie....More

Thank Ey_jc
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Although named "ugly puddle" this giant crater hosts a beautiful lake. A hike around the edge will take you roughly 1.5 hours. Great place for a pause west of Hekla.

Thank Franz P
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Ljotipollur lake "Ugly pond" in the crater of volcano in Landmannalaugar area. Quite stunning in spite of the name.

Thank Valhildur
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Great stop if passing by. As it was extremely cold we could not admire its beauty for longer than we would if the weather permitted. Make sure you are dressed warmly before leaving the vehicle.

Thank Traveling_Cranberry
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