Krafla Lava Fields, Lake Myvatn

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#5 of 23 in Wildlife 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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  • August 17, 2017
    Cute, walk between lava rocks. There are several paths, more or less long and difficult. You can choose according to weather and to what one wants to stay.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Krafla lava fields is home to a large crater with bright blue water and a geothermal energy plant. If you come here, make sure you drive to the top of the hill to see the whole valley and Viti volcano...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Rambling volcanic area with different Active zones to see, for a walk "Lunar". Only down fall, public bathrooms mysteriously closed.
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