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Review of Krafla Lava Fields

Krafla Lava Fields
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Lake Myvatn
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We were running out of time and had to decide between Hverir and Krafla which are almost facing each other with Krafla being 7 kms off route 1. This place is full of lava flows which have obviously solidified with lots of geothermal activity and active craters around. The walk through the lava fields are broad and makes you feel as if you are in some other planet. Touch the ground in the crater and you can feel the warmth.
The lava fields stretches for miles with flows from several active volcanoes around. 1 min drive from here takes you to another beautiful crater lake and you dont have to walk anywhere to get a view of the lake. Its right besides the car park
This place is definitely recommended when you are in Myvatn area.

1  Thank Amrit M
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

We drive by the massive remain of the volcano and I could only imagine what the active eruption was like I'm sure it was terrifying. A good historical visit.

Thank princess123182
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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

The power plant is just stunning. All the pipes an the steam seem from another world. Drive past the plant for some great views and hikes.

Thank bjoernc2014
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite activities around Myvatn. The lava is still steaming in places, and you can walk all around it on paths, including right up to the cinder cone. Most people only walk up to the wooden viewing point near the rhyolite hill; the crowds thin out at the lava fields. We wandered around for almost 2 hours. Word of advice though: when we were there, on a weekday in June, the bathrooms were closed. People had clearly been just stepping off the paths and going in the grass or in the lava field, often leaving tp behind. Gross. So pee before you go, just in case. And don't do what those nasty folks did!

2  Thank DianeMinnesota
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

we saw smoke rising around us and pulled in to see this amazing area. the geothermal activity was a treat to all the senses - the smell of sulfer, the colors of the rock formations, the colors of the water, the bubbling and steaming and hissing sounds.

1  Thank gilad54
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