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Krafla Lava Fields

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Nice hike

It's a good hike from the parking area to areas of any geothermal activity, but walking through the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Germantown, Wisconsin
Interesting area

On the drive up there’s the Krafla power station that’s pretty interesting to see, unfortunately... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a good hike from the parking area to areas of any geothermal activity, but walking through the lava fields on the way out and back is interesting as well. The boardwalks installed on parts of the trail are giving way in some areas, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed November 17, 2018

There's plenty to see here, if weather permits. If you're short on time and the weather is even slightly on the bad side, save your time and keep going to other sites in Myvatn or get to Dettifoss. Pro tip: between the ring road and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

On the drive up there’s the Krafla power station that’s pretty interesting to see, unfortunately they don’t do tours in the winter. At the top of the road there’s the crater.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Krafla is a volcanic caldera and fissure zone towards northern Iceland in the Myvatin region. With 29 recorded eruptions and 9 from 1974-84 this is a living "thing". Park and a half mile moderate walk brings you past geo thermal activity up to the still...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We found the visit to Krafla unimpressive and left with the feeling that we did not get to see what we were supposed to. Maybe it was getting too dark and there were few cars but we could not find the main trails. We did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The upper parking lot was closed due to snow/ice so one needed to take a much longer hike up from a lower area. A fairly strenuous hike and not for those without the proper footwear or who are not in shape. Along the way the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 843keng
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We parked the car at the station and hiked all the way up the mountain. It was all snow there in September and the strong wind made the hiking harder. But the view was breath taking. Worth it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MaxineChen
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Definitely worth a short drive and 1/2 walk one way from the volcano cater close by. Very unique landscape with colorful geothermal areas on the way

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kaska79
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Another must-see stop! Walk the crater and then go over to the other side and walk the lava fields at the top of the trail. It's so cool up there because the terrain goes from very colorful to black lava rock (very moon-like). Such a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed September 17, 2018

To understand how young Iceland is and how it was created is interesting. To walk the fields and feel you are on "the moon." is quite neat.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Henry T
June 22, 2018|
Response from Akvince | Reviewed this property |
You should have no trouble driving road 863. The road is surfaced and there are no sharp bends to worry about.
June 13, 2018|
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Response from EtonCapital | Reviewed this property |
I spent 45 minutes there.
February 27, 2018|
Response from Joop V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rotagal, It depents how far you want to enter the fields. From the B roads you can have a good enough impression.
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