Krafla Lava Fields, Lake Myvatn

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Experience the rising steam and bubbling hot lava of a real volcano at Krafla Lava Fields. These fields include the Krafla volcano, one of the most well-known volcanoes in Iceland. A local power station uses the geothermal energy coming from the steam of the volcano. If you would like to hike the 10 km (6.2 mi) around these fields, you can choose from two trail options. Many recommend doing both routes, as they are equally scenic and take only about an hour each. Don't worry about eruptions, though: no dangerous volcanic activity has occurred in this area since 1984. Krafla Lava Fields is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Lake Myvatn Edition.
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  • 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...  more »
  • The place is 5 minutes from the Lake of ibten northeast of him, filled with volcanic ash and radiates a wonderful first must see
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  • in the area of Lake Mivatn is unmissable round the Lake Krafla lava fields of the last eruption (from staying there at least half a day). You can start by visiting the Lake which is located inside the volcano (there is only a small climb in altitude content) then you can take a ride on the crater. Later you can move towards the lava fields of the last eruption (about 15 minutes by car) and arrive at the Krafla Lava Fields, where there was the last eruption (80 years) and is an amazing sight, lunar landscape, with black rocks, fumaroles in the eye. It is worth
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