Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations

Dimmuborgir Lava Formations
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Dennis E
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands158 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The area is a must visit when you're in Northern Iceland. It's located in a area with numerous great natural sites around the Myvatn lake, so take a few days there. Dimmuborgir has some great, great hiking marked hiking trails that range from your standard paved path to some old fashioned hiking through rocks and sand. The "difficult" path isn't that difficult if you're healthy and can move your way up some rocks diagonally and takes you behind the rocks where there are some absolutely brilliant views. The path that takes you a bit through the fields and sand hills is great as well and leads to a few caves as well. Take a hike to the giant crater (yellow path if I remember correctly) and climb up there for a mesmerizing view over the whole Myvatn area and beyond.
Written June 29, 2022
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Megan K
Chicago, IL46 contributions
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, CO2,029 contributions
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, PA41 contributions
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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Kim G
Toronto, Canada1,286 contributions
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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Been a few places
Epsom, UK1,118 contributions
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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haanahh
Prague, Czech Republic260 contributions
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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simmondsi
Darmstadt, Germany760 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The odd lava formations make for an interesting place for a walk. Follow the red path towards Kirkja (the church) and on the left you will pass the rock with a hole in that you can walk through.

Best photograph the map at the start because the ones along the paths are worn and hard to read.

We were lucky to have virtually no flies around us.

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Written August 23, 2020
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TeachingTiggerTravels
Wells, UK32 contributions
Apr 2022
We visited in the early evening, and only 3 cars in the car park. Long paved, signposted stretches made the shorter routes easy 'walking' and far more accessible to those who are not able to cope with uneven ground. Longer walks available. Lava formations fascinating and worth taking the time out to visit.
Written April 7, 2022
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura10,109 contributions
Jun 2021
Another of the Myvatn Tier 2 attractions is the Dimmuborgir lava field, another Game of Thrones location. Where have they not been? It is said to be one of the most fascinating lava flows in the country, created over 2000 years ago. It reminded us at times of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, though the main difference here is that the towers were formed when steam jets rose through the molten lava creating weird-shaped pillars. There is a convenient visitor centre of coffee or a snack. There are supposedly free guided walks at times – ask at the visitor centre. You should allow one hour to walk around the very easy paths.
Written October 2, 2021
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