Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
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  • lithlith
    878 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Neat Lava Formations to Hike
    There are several trails available at this lava formation. We visited here as part of a cruise ship excursion and we walked the shortest trail, but that still took quite a bit of time. There are all sorts of neat lava formations that make for great photos. At the start/end of your hike, there is a viewing platform as well as a small gift shop and restaurant and restrooms for a fee.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • Dilly4472
    Spilsby, United Kingdom865 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great short hike
    There are a choice of routes here where paths (mostly surfaced) meander through the lava fields. We chose a 2m route which was clearly signposted the whole way. The lava formations are certainly weird and the whole area (once about 200m from the carpark and cafe) was very peaceful - we hardly saw a soul once we’d left the tourist honeypot!!! The area is preserved as a nature reserve but there were no information boards about the flora and fauna - a shame.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • R K
    60 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walking and views
    This is a very nice place. It is rather large and they have several well-maintained paths of different lengths and difficulty, right from the parking place. There is a restaurant, but you have to pay for the toilets. But the parking itself is free, and entrance to the site, too. It is a stunning landscape, with a lot of vegetation in comparison to the rest of Iceland.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Sophie M
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, easy walks with interesting geology.
    Fun easy walks, well sign posted and lots of interesting and dramatic rock formations. If you're going when there's snow, use crampons because some of the paths are steep and the popularity of the area means they get packed and icy. Birders, look out for rock ptarmigans!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2024
  • frankt4712016
    New Jersey67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walks through fascinating lava formations…a must do!
    Mostly easy, well marked, paved walks through a natural sculpture garden made of lava formations. Only unpaved trail is the blue trail which was a lot of fun, not too challenging and definitely worth doing. You just need to watch your footsteps in spots. Don’t miss the Kirkja- cathedral shaped cave on the red trail. And the home of the Icelandic Yule Lads along the yellow trail.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 5, 2024
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Megan K
Chicago, IL44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The lava formations in this area are spectacular. Inside the area there is a map of several different routes that you can take around the area. I wouldn't call them "hikes," as the paths are all paved and it's not too hilly. We walked the yellow route which wasn't too long but allowed us to see a lot. There are spots along the routes where you will see ropes for people to climb up closer to some of the formations. Makes for some fun pictures. This would be a great place to bring kids. Enjoy your visit!
Written August 8, 2022
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A great place to stop and visit for a couple of hours. Very unique lava formations are scattered throughout this area. There are some very easy trails, fully paved and not very far. There are some rougher trails for those with more time and effort. The lave formations just keep on coming. There is even a trail that leads from here to the Hverfjall Crater on foot! Tried out some of the more strenuous trails and ended up getting a little lost. Everything looks similar and the trails become dirt paths, so it can be easy to get a little disoriented when you wander off. The signs are clearly marked, so you should be able to navigate your way back to the entrance. Two hours fly by when you are exploring caves and taking pictures of all of the scenery found here. Don't miss it if you are in the Myvatn area.
Written August 27, 2021
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bonnie481
Philadelphia, PA54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A fun place to visit, especially for families with kids. The lava formations are extensive, large, and the most unusual we saw in Iceland. Caveats; first, you need face netting to protect yourself from the little black flies, and second, this is a big tour bus site, so it's crowded. Otherwise, it is definitely worth a stop. It's free.
Written August 23, 2021
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Dilly4472
Spilsby, UK865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
There are a choice of routes here where paths (mostly surfaced) meander through the lava fields. We chose a 2m route which was clearly signposted the whole way. The lava formations are certainly weird and the whole area (once about 200m from the carpark and cafe) was very peaceful - we hardly saw a soul once we’d left the tourist honeypot!!! The area is preserved as a nature reserve but there were no information boards about the flora and fauna - a shame.
Written July 31, 2023
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada1,640 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
There are several paths at this location ranging from 15 minutes to 2 hours long. We took a shorter path and checked out the interesting lava formations with some interesting folklore as well.

Worth a walk around and it is free to enter. However you do need to pay to use the washrooms.
Written October 22, 2021
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P H
207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
What an incredible place! My sister thought it was absolutely the most beautiful place she had ever seen (and that's saying something, what with what we've seen in the way of natural beauty on this trip alone). Make some time to wander the paths and take at least one of the marked hikes - they're do-able even in the snow. Be sure to stop at the restaurant/gift shop (recommend the Soup Buffet - try the Geysir Bread!!!)
Written December 27, 2022
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frankt4712016
New Jersey67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Mostly easy, well marked, paved walks through a natural sculpture garden made of lava formations. Only unpaved trail is the blue trail which was a lot of fun, not too challenging and definitely worth doing. You just need to watch your footsteps in spots. Don’t miss the Kirkja- cathedral shaped cave on the red trail. And the home of the Icelandic Yule Lads along the yellow trail.
Written June 5, 2024
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Sophie M
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fun easy walks, well sign posted and lots of interesting and dramatic rock formations. If you're going when there's snow, use crampons because some of the paths are steep and the popularity of the area means they get packed and icy. Birders, look out for rock ptarmigans!
Written March 5, 2024
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haanahh
Prague, Czech Republic258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Impressive park with lava formations. You can choose from different path lengths to follow and you will see many lava formations to which some of them you can even climb. Moreover, the flora is also incredible with many tiny blossoming flowers. Spend here at least an hour wondering in the park.
Written January 19, 2021
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Been a few places
Epsom, UK1,075 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
There are a number of trails to select from at Dimmuborgir and you can get a real taste of the lava flows while on a short walks - which is perfect if you are short of time. However, we really struggled to locate the right paths as sign posting is poor. If you really want to immerse yourself in lava flow formations there are more rugged lava flows to experience at Krafka nearby.
Written August 17, 2021
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