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, Reykjahlid Edition.
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  • You reach the Krafla lava fields by driving 6,9 km from ring road 1 to the Krafla power plant, and then continue for 1,2 km to the left to the Leihrnjukur lavafields. There you can take a selfguided w...  more »
  • A nice ride on the volcano to admire the crater. Everything is white there seems to be on the moon. Easy access even if you have to walk a little bit because with the snow we can't drive to the top.
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  • Quite a ncie mix of nature, rocks of lava and the whole crater feeling. I felt something like this before in java in Indonesia and here. Very nice and not many people. Highly recommend for some great ...  more »
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