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 Reykjahlid, use our Reykjahlid road trip site .
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  • It's a +/- 6,8 km drive from ring road 1 to the Krafla power plant, and at the end of the road from the plant you can turn right to Viti Crater (an additional 2,1 km from the plant) or left to Leirhnj...  more »
  • This was a very spectacular thing to see! It is gigantic and the water is the bluest bleu you'll ever see. You can walk around the crater but watch out, when it is very windy it is quite difficult/dan...  more »
  • A nice drive up the valley to the crater, even if you do have to go through the power plant to tree car park, nice and close and able to walk round if feeling active enough  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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