Krafla Lava Fields, Lake Myvatn

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#4 of 20 in Parks in Northeast Region
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 is one of the more unique tourist stops I've ever seen, shy of Yellowstone it was also one of the most amazing and in a bazaar way beautiful places you can go to see. Just stop on the way and wal...  more »
  • Even in the winter the landscape was fantastic. Self-guided and you can easily walk to a hotel to warm uup afterwards.  more »
  • Krafla is among the most unique and eerie landscapes in Iceland, and thats saying a lot. There are several trails which take you through cracks and crevices across a barren laval field. Great for phot...  more »
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  • Our favourite lava field in Iceland!

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