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Krafla Lava Fields

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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland
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Route 863, Lake Myvatn, Iceland

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was so cool seeing the park and the lava fields. It stinks to high heaven with the geothermal activity and you can get close to the steam vents. It is a weird feeling standing in the lava fields knowing what is below your feet.

Thank bcoleattorney
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We stayed Lake Myvatn for 2 nights. On our second day, we woke to solid fog; everything was obscured. I calculated that if we drove higher - Krafla - we'd climb out of the fog. And such was true. Better, the geothermal activity of the...More

1  Thank BigFeet16
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Not sure why the Krafla lava fields are mentioned specifically as a tourist attraction. There are many other lava fields in Iceland that are just as interesting

2  Thank Peter v
Reviewed 22 October 2017

So much to see: the crater, the thermodynamic power plant with its spacey buildings, the lava fields. All so beautiful. It's hard to believe Iceland is planet earth.

Thank Kellie I
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This is one of the many old lava fields that tortured Iceland. Although they have their own special way of beauty, we still found them a bit creepy.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wasn't on our list of things to do, but we are both very glad we stopped by, If the lava fields are a luna landing, then this is definitely Mars. Not to be missed and will only take an hour at best

Thank M001990
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went to Leirhnjúkur not quite sure where the trail passes and what to expect. After reaching the amazing hot boiling pool we followed the sign and started walking between the weird rocks. As seeing some of these rocks have smoke coming out of them...More

Thank Skimchi
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Simply beautiful place, with lots of sulfuric fumes and mud pools, colorful stones and mountains, very nice views over lava fields. Short and longer hikes, but even the short ones are worthwhile. crater lake nearby is also interesting, as is the power plant.

1  Thank msrdiek
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Amazing experience , amazing story, very knowledgeable tour guide sarah from Australia (geologist).at the end of the lava tunnel she let us experienced total darkness inside the lava fields. This a must try when you want to visit iceland. But i advice that you must...More

Thank Jen D
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Words nor pictures can really describe the rugged beauty of this place. The colors and patterns, the harsh contrasts... so privileged to have seen this work of the Great Creator!

Thank Carlien_5
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17 July 2017|
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Response from angelfish28 | Reviewed this property |
The answer for Iceland is all of the above. Plan for wind and rain, and also for sun. The weather really can change every 5 minutes. Light waterproof layers are the way to go. Don't miss the leirhnjukur lava field hike, it's... More
Jeni B
11 September 2016|
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Response from Dr_cooke | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just by the main road
14 June 2016|
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Response from giusyan | Reviewed this property |
Actually there are indications along the route. Krafla lava fields is a caldera. We rent a car, in a self drive tour, and we were coming from Egilsstadir along Route 1, going towards the Myvatn lake area. We stopped here to... More