Experience the rising steam and bubbling hot lava of a real volcano at Krafla Lava Fields. These fields include the Krafla volcano, one of the most well-known volcanoes in Iceland. A local power station uses the geothermal energy coming from the steam of the volcano. If you would like to hike the 10 km (6.2 mi) around these fields, you can choose from two trail options. Many recommend doing both routes, as they are equally scenic and take only about an hour each. Don't worry about eruptions, though: no dangerous volcanic activity has occurred in this area since 1984. PutKrafla Lava Fields into our Reykjahlid attractions planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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We, family of 4 with two young kids, had a great walk in this awesome lava field. Part of the walk is easily accessible, if you want to take the bigger loop it becomes more adventurous. Highly... more »
Krafla is a volcanic caldera of about 10 km in diameter with a 90 km long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Myvatn region . Its highest peak reaches up to 818 m and it is 2 km in depth... more »
The site had limited access so I just climbed up the first crater to see from above the beautiful turquoise water that fills it. I imagine that also the remaining part of the path would have been great to see.
One of the most awesome places I saw on my trip to Iceland and my favorite sight in the Myvatn area. Takes a bit of a walk from the free parking lot (about 30 minutes one way), but it is worth it. From what I read, the lava flow is about the size of Manhattan, and I believe it. The lava is still steaming!!!!! Amazing. You cannot miss this sight.
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