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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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  • Some farmers are taking advantage of the lava rocks to build fences for the animals. It's really amazing to see how much lava there is and it makes you more aware of the damage a volcano can do.  more »
  • Worth visiting eve in the wind and rain ... we enjoyed these sites as we've never seen anything similar in our travels.  more »
  • The scenery is quite special although barren and bleak with kiolemer after kiometer of old lava fields in all ist variations.You realise how powerful the volcanic activity has and can be when you see ...  more »