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Road 1 | 33 km north of Borgarnes, Bifrost, Iceland
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All reviews ring road wooden steps easy stop easy climb stretch your legs surrounding area walk around rain and wind nice walk worth the climb worth a visit views are stunning information boards quick walk short climb take your time walking path
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was lovely. Didn't recognise it from the pictures so ive attached a few winter ones. Worth the walk and the views were stunning.

Thank phelan16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For us, this is a no-to-be-missed attraction. It consists of a moon-like landscape of extinct crater domes, including one volcano the rim of which you can walk round on beautifully maintained wooden walkways. It is fascinating to examine the plants struggling for existence on this...More

Thank TonySwiss
Reviewed 6 October 2018

One of the best-maintained volcano hiking spots we visited. Good views into the craters and over the surrounding lava fields. Fairly easy hike, with convenient parking and nice information board. A nice place for a quick stop to stretch your legs and get a good...More

Thank bjkahansen
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a nice stop for a quick walk. Nice trails, beautiful view. While we were stopped here, it was rather windy with mixed ice and snow - still worth the visit. The starkness of the weather was quite a contrast to the various greens...More

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on our drive along the Ring Road while in Iceland. Good walking path with a portion being on a footpath and a good portion climbing steps. The step climb is light-moderate strenuous if you are in somewhat good shape. The views at the...More

1  Thank Ken G
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Hate to pass up a chance to climb and have a view of the area. This is an easy climb with steps available and seats half way up. You can see the little crater as well once you are up there, but you can't climb...More

Thank Bonnie5901
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We had a brief stop at Grábrókarhraun, a rough lava field covered with moss and birch growth. We were able to climb up the numerous staircases to view Grábrók Crater. It doesn't take long, but I'd recommend a stop to check out the view.

1  Thank rockon0630
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting set of craters/volcanoes right next to the ring road. It has wooden steps going up one of the craters, and I can see why some people don’t like them but it does make it accessible. The main crater is well worth a look and...More

1  Thank WatfordNeil
Reviewed 31 August 2018

What a great way to begin your Ring Road Adventure. Although it's only a tiny taste of what's to come, it's a worthwhile stop on your way north on the west side of Iceland. It has stairs all the way up and an easy walking...More

1  Thank Suz55711
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We found the visit to the Grabrok crater slightly disappointing, because the fun of walking up to the edge is basically taken away by the wooden path/stairs up to the edge. Still there are some nice views to be had on the top.

Thank Karin H
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30 December 2017|
Response from rnathan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it was dry when we climbed the steps. Not sure how safe the paths around the crater would be.
30 December 2017|
Response from itcheetam | Reviewed this property |
If you had experience with a crater, don't bother, its an ordinary crater with no water. Otherwise its worthwhile to see if you had never seen a crater before. But be very careful in Iceland especially in winter. The... More