Krafla Lava Fields, Reykjahlid

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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. PutKrafla Lava Fields into our Reykjahlid attractions planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you've never seen a lava field, this one is worth visiting. I've been to lava fields and lava cave in northwest United States and Hawaii. I've seen aa lava files and pahoehoe fields. Appropriate... 
    If you've never seen a lava field, this one is worth visiting. I've been to lava fields and lava cave in northwest United States and Hawaii. I've seen aa lava files and pahoehoe fields. Appropriate...  more »
  • We were only driving a short distance to Krafla lava fields. It was a cold morning so we wrapped up with fleeces and waterproof jackets. We followed the trail towards the lava fields based on an... 
    We were only driving a short distance to Krafla lava fields. It was a cold morning so we wrapped up with fleeces and waterproof jackets. We followed the trail towards the lava fields based on an...  more »
  • I was not overly impressed with the lava fields. There are concrete walk ways though the lava formations, some have a small caves and some of the formations are quite large. I noticed bus tours... 
    I was not overly impressed with the lava fields. There are concrete walk ways though the lava formations, some have a small caves and some of the formations are quite large. I noticed bus tours...  more »
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  • Take your time and enjoy waking and looking.
  • Really amazing, otherworldly. It is so easy to see the liquid lava flow still in the black and bare stones, so it is cool to walk over them.
  • As of the 2nd May you have to hike though some snow to get here. It is very easy to do but may not be for everyone. But reminded me of game of thrones with all the snow, so I loved it. To be fair you could just do the hverir lava fields
  • One of my favourite short trails in Iceland. Be careful walking on the wooden path, higher up many beams were broken in the middle.
  • This place is good for hikers

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