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Krafla Lava Fields

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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walking around is like visiting what we image the moon or another plant is like. Steam rising from cracks in the ground. Sulphur smelling water seeping out of the ground. Mud. The mud cakes on your boots and you feel like you are walking with...More

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

When one walks over these lava fields you feel you are in another world, have you arrived on the moon. It is humbling to see what is left behind after nature has taken over for a while, and how life will reappear little by little,...More

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful landscape which looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Could benefit from more information boards and very easy to get lost in the maze

Thank rama1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always good to visit the different lava fields, some are bare, others have moss growing on the lava rocks.

Thank 5travel17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Krafla Lava Fields offer a beautiful walk in an unusual and yet fascinating area. Fumes can be seen coming out of the cracks every few meters allowing the visitor to visualize what actually happened there. From different view points, you can also see the...More

2  Thank Efoodie2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were running out of time and had to decide between Hverir and Krafla which are almost facing each other with Krafla being 7 kms off route 1. This place is full of lava flows which have obviously solidified with lots of geothermal activity and...More

1  Thank Amrit M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drive by the massive remain of the volcano and I could only imagine what the active eruption was like I'm sure it was terrifying. A good historical visit.

Thank princess123182
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The power plant is just stunning. All the pipes an the steam seem from another world. Drive past the plant for some great views and hikes.

Thank Bjoern C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite activities around Myvatn. The lava is still steaming in places, and you can walk all around it on paths, including right up to the cinder cone. Most people only walk up to the wooden viewing point near the rhyolite hill; the...More

2  Thank DianeMinnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we saw smoke rising around us and pulled in to see this amazing area. the geothermal activity was a treat to all the senses - the smell of sulfer, the colors of the rock formations, the colors of the water, the bubbling and steaming and...More

Thank gilad54
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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
11 September 2016|
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Response from Dr_cooke | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just by the main road
14 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