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Viti Crater, Reykjahlid

Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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 Reykjahlid, use our Reykjahlid road trip site.
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  • Definitely a must stop when heading to Myvatn. This crater is beautiful, most of the year surroundings are already covered in snow and it looks amazing. At the same time you can admire the...  more »
  • Nice crater, you can walk around it and even hike on top of it.There is a hiking path around the summit for which you need approx. 15 minutes. Beautiful crater lake in emerald color, just within 10.....  more »
  • Beautiful and very close to everything. Well worth a visit. Easy to stop and peaceful and quiet, Beautiful sceanery.  more »
  • Amazing view! 20 meters from praking lot
  • Absolutely loved it!! One of the highlights in my north of Iceland roadtrip - there are actually 2 craters here, both blue in colour. Honestly this place is so cool.
  • Very cool thermal area. There are two parking lots , the upper one leads to vitti crater lake, the lower one requires a short walk to some more thermal pools and volcanic area ! Feels like you're walking on the moon ! Very cool indeed !
  • Beautiful crater lake in emerald color, just within 10 minutes drive from Myvatn. You can walk on the crater rim, but beware of the strong winds. Been here twice, both times the winds were too strong (and too cold) for us to do the loop walk. The drive here is a scenic drive on paved roads over craters and geothermal area. Big parking, no facility.
  • Beautiful place

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