Viti Crater, Lake Myvatn

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Feast your eyes on the stark contrasts of Viti Crater, a steep volcanic basin 300 m (985 ft) in diameter and featuring a lake at the bottom. The crater was formed centuries ago during a massive volcanic eruption. Hike up to the top for views of the lake and its steaming thermal vents, as well as the surrounding mountains. To visit Viti Crater and other attractions in Lake Myvatn, use our Lake Myvatn road trip site .
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  • Viti Crater is the water filled crater of Krafla volcano. You must drive a little way from the main road and will go through the geothermal plant, which is pretty interesting to see. You will drive al...  more »
  • I don't know if the wind is like this all the time, but the day we went it was extremely windy to the point where it was a struggle to walk. We visited the crater and the blue water was gorgeous. We d...  more »
  • We drove to the Krafla area and saw the Geothermal plants and the Viti Crater with blue green water. We could see other areas with steam and craters. Very interesting area but the "midges" were there ...  more »
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  • Very big explosion crater originated in the 18th century. Been there in winter and it was astonishing.
  • Easy access by the road, even in March. Treck easy too, great view to see what's going on down the volcan ! Highly recommend it !
  • Massive crater with views of geyser valley and power plant. Nice drive up as well and only a short detour from the main road
  • Easy to get there, very nice views and big big crater!! You will see also the famous shower and a power plant in the way.
  • Great place! Can be reached by car and is next to a geothermal area with many hiking trails.
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