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Krafla Lava Fields, Lake Myvatn

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Wildlife Area
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, Reykjahlid Edition.
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  • This lava field is incredible. Smoking everywhere and smoking it out of the ground. It runs directly between the rising smoke through and past brodeldem mud. All petrified lava as far as the eye can see. I've never seen such a thing. Just amazing. Super nice to the hiking
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  • It is a place to see very different and special not to be missed. A one kilometre walk allows you to access the path leading to the Summit of the volcano. The path is 600 m and climbs with an inclination of 15-20%. The effort is worth it because the view from the top is remarkable!
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  • when went there because we already went to viti crater but i believe that in summer its much more prettier than now.  more »