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“Steaming fissures - magic!”
Review of Krafla Lava Fields

Krafla Lava Fields
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$204.96*
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Volcanic Lava Hike from Lake Myvatn
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$497.23*
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Ranked #3 of 32 things to do in Lake Myvatn
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

As volcano junkies this was probably my favourite volcanic site in Iceland - it was fabulous to hike along the still steaming fissures and imagine what the eruption was like. The landscape was amazing, and if you hiked on there were less tourists than many of the other volcanic hot spots (pardon the pun!) in Iceland. We had our own 4WD which we had hired so weren't on a 'schedule' which was super!

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Liked the contrast between the black lava from the Krafla eruption and the deep blue lake formed in the crater below the peak with snow patches all around

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

The path from the parking lot to Leithnjukur (part of Krafla Lava Fields) was blocked off with a sign saying "danger zone, hazardous condition." Many tourists ignored the sign and did the hike anyway. We asked later at our hotel about this closure and the proprietor said there are parts still covered in snow that could be dangerous to walk on. Beautiful scenery and great pictures possible. If you're in the mood for hot dogs, there was a hot dog hut set up in the parking lot.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We walked for 3 hours. First through snow fields, then endless lava area's, some still smoking. So much to see, stunning views, fantastic experience

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was the highlight of our trip to myvatn, along with Dettifoss. The walk to the Viti crater is a bit steep and slippery as the snow was melting but the views are great. It was very windy and you do need to be careful but we wouldn't have missed this.

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