Viti Crater
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  • Dilly4472
    Spilsby, United Kingdom865 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning for a quick stop
    It’s quite a drive up to this feature through some amazing and extraordinary landscapes, but when you arrive there’s not much to do here other than peer into the turquoise water below, and take a short stroll along a section of the crater rim. Not even any information boards. The Kerid Crater (on the Golden Circle) is much more interesting with amazing coloured rocks, and you can walk into the bottom.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Avux99
    Cheshire, United Kingdom1,740 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Viti Crater lake
    Similar kind of thing to the Kerid Crater on the Golden Circle, which, if you have already seen that, you probably could skip here. That said, this is free (unlike Kerid). You can hike a quarter of the way round the crater off to the right of the car park if you like. I didn’t bother & was happy with the view from the car park. This crater lake was created during the Myvatn fires of 1724-29.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 11, 2023
  • EmeraldDiva
    3,664 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can be muddy
    The blue of the water in the crater is stunning against the red brown soil. I walked up from the car park and enjoyed the chance to stretch my legs. It is worth a look, but it doesn't take long to walk up if you are fit and there is not really anything else to do. There had been so light rain on the day I was there and it was very muddy. Worth a brief stop if in the area.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 26, 2023
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Epsom, UK1,075 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We agreed to a 5 min stop between visiting Leirhnjukur and the Myvatn baths as that is all the time we had. And it turned out that was all the time we needed to see a small blue crater lake. Its a nice colour but it isn't worth a special trip.
Written August 18, 2021
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haanahh
Prague, Czech Republic259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Definitely a must stop when heading to Myvatn. This crater is beautiful, most of the year surroundings are already covered in snow and it looks amazing. At the same time you can admire the geothermal powerplant that is right underneath the hill.
Written January 19, 2021
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Dilly4472
Spilsby, UK865 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It’s quite a drive up to this feature through some amazing and extraordinary landscapes, but when you arrive there’s not much to do here other than peer into the turquoise water below, and take a short stroll along a section of the crater rim. Not even any information boards. The Kerid Crater (on the Golden Circle) is much more interesting with amazing coloured rocks, and you can walk into the bottom.
Written July 31, 2023
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P H
207 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I'll confess... this was on the list of things to do. It was snowing. A lot. Again. We pulled up, thinking we were in the parking lot, bundled up, and headed out for the short walk to the crater. As it turns out, we weren't in the parking lot, the road was closed, and we had a trek to make. Off we went up the hill. After trudging for what seemed a very long time, we turned around and realized we hadn't come very far. We exchanged knowing looks. Turned around and went back to the car. Might be better in summer (I think they have a summer??)
Written December 27, 2022
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SwissMissSpokaneWA
Spokane WA108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We thought this was a little under-whelming. The blue lake in the center is pretty, but it wasn't as great as I expected. If you have extra time, it's worth a stop and a climb up. The valley is also interesting with the steam pipes and power plant.
Written September 18, 2021
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Nice crater, you can walk around it and even hike on top of it.There is a hiking path around the summit for which you need approx. 15 minutes. Beautiful crater lake in emerald color, just within 10 minutes drive from Myvatn. From the summit you can admire the vast volcano area and the nearby geothermal power plant. The drive here is a scenic drive on paved roads over craters and geothermal area. Easily accessible by car . The parking is close to the crater. Nice place and worth seeing.
Written April 2, 2020
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BharathiMani
Bengaluru, India4,452 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
It's a crater with water in it. It's about a minute from the parking lot. It's in a very geothermally active area. You pass a geothermal power plant in the way. There is also the famous shower in the way. Didn't find it as picturesque as the Kerid crater.
Written July 29, 2021
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dskid
Overland Park, KS2,509 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
I agree with Dakial's review. There's nothing particularly special about this crater, though it's nice to get out of the car and do some walking. It's close to the Krafla lave fields, so if you're visiting them, you should take a few extra minutes and take the relatively short hike to this crater.

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Written March 4, 2017
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Oriel
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
If you are already in krafla so take a look but the crater is different from the professional pictures. For those who limited in time the crater is a not must see.
Written November 5, 2016
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Rc1
Folsom, CA432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A short hike took us to this beautiful view of the crater. Since it was drizzling, we didn't walk along the rim but still enjoyed the views from the main view point.
Written June 25, 2021
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