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Address: Road 1, Myvatn, Iceland

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This crater is just massive! It is a pretty easy walk to the top and the view is just incredible. You get to see everything around...the beautiful lake and mountains but also the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This crater is just massive! It is a pretty easy walk to the top and the view is just incredible. You get to see everything around...the beautiful lake and mountains but also the «damages» from the eruption (lava fields). You might want to put on warm clothes since the walk around the top of the crater takes a little time... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

This isn't a review so much of the volcano but of the road leading up to it. It was the 2nd week of April and our waitress told us that most of the roads leading to the Lake Myvatn area attractions were still snow covered and many unaccessible. We were in a small rental and were expecting to at least... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Worth the hike but we had to park about 1km away from the car park due to ice on the road. Great view once you get up there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

An unplanned visit and hike to the top but well worth it. We had seen the crater from our overnight accommodation and thought we'd take a look. It was a moderately tough walk to the top and definitely not for the unfit.There were a few people at the top but by the time we got half way around the crater... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We hiked from Dimmuborgir to this crater and then up it. We took the steep hike up the side of the crater closest to Dimmuborgir and that was tough but fun (it definitely helps to be in shape!). It was very windy up top so we were very cold walking around the crater, but the view from the top is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very large and beautiful crator. My wife and I hiked to the top but we felt it was just as cool seeing it from the bottom. I think there are other areas that are more worth hiking up.

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Midland ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

great pics of the lake when you get up. Bugs wont be bad on top either. its worth seeing the sheer size of the crater. makes for a nice 30 min hike

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Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Depending on your shape, the hike up is easy. The view is gorgeous - from here you finally understand the beauty and importance of Myvatn area! Given the parking lot sizes, it may be crowded.... we went there for the sunset and were all alone with a burning sky. Marvelous!

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We didn't have lots of time as we lost a day due to gale forced winds so had to cram in 2 days activities into one day. We were told to see this so went for it, took the left side (easier) took about 15 mins to get to the top. We then walked to the highest point of the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Bring along hiking poles as it's quite a steep climb up to the rim. You'll be rewarded with a good view of the surroundings around Lake Myvatn. It would be good to cater some time (1 hour or so) to go round the rim to see the different scenery (desert, lake, lava fields, etc). The crater is beautiful when lit... More 

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